Intralox plastic chain belting has long been a leading choice for many metal detector installations. The design advantages, installation flexibility and maintenance benefits make this belt a simple choice for conveyor installations.
Conveyor belt requirements for metal detectors
Conveyor metal detectors rely on a number of critical installation requirements to achieve peak performance. Outside of following the mechanical installation guidelines, such as eliminating loop-effect connections, manufacturers must consider the conveyor belting.
By their very nature metal detectors detect any metal contaminate that passes through their opening. This includes the product, packaging materials and belting. The most common problem conveyor systems face is belt contamination. Over time small metal fragments can lodge themselves inside the belting material and pass through the metal detector over and over. This repeated detection will often cause operators to reduce the sensitivity of the metal detector.
Advantages of Intralox Series 100 belting
- Easy to maintain
- Simple and quick replacement of damaged sections
- Low belt replacement costs
- Metal detector friendly materials
- Optional grip material to ensure proper product flow
Incline metal detector conveyor application
As shown here the Goring Kerr incline conveyor metal detector utilizes Intralox belting to transport boxes uphill. Although this may seem like a somewhat easy application in today’s automated processing plant it presents a few unique challenges for a metal detector.
Metal detectors require consistent even flow of product in order to detect small particles of metal. Moving product, especially slippery boxes, uphill can be very difficult. The Intralox belting is capable of incorporating gripping materials that allow for even consistent flow through the sensing head.
Visit the Intralox website to read more about the Series 100 belting and the wide range of products available for metal detector installations.
Bruce Kerr Author
Bruce Kerr co-founder of Goring Kerr the first industrial metal detector manufacturer. Bruce Kerr was instrumental in the development and application of the modern contaminate detection industry. Goring Kerr is now part of the Thermo Scientific group of companies still offering industrial grade metal detection solutions.