Greener conveying - new accumulation belt eliminates need for cardboard trays under PET bottle packs

Small-pitch surface of plastic rollers provides product stability,
smooth transfers and energy saving accumulation

            FLORENCE, KY., February 7, 2014 - System Plast  branded unique low-back pressure accumulation belt adds another dimension of sustainability to conveying by eliminating the need for cardboard trays under shrink-wrapped packs. Consisting of half-inch (12.7 mm) pitch roller modules, the conveyor surface is specifically designed to ensure support and stability for PET bottles with petaloid bottoms but can be used on a variety of containers. The conveyor surface provides forward movement of the product, but easily rolls under shrink-wrapped packs during accumulation, minimizing pressure on bottles at the head of the queue and eliminating the need for protective cardboard trays. Tight roller spacing eliminates gaps and provides optimum product stability. The use of a 0.75" (19 mm) nose bar in place of a sprocket also allows tight end transfers. Precision-molded premium plastics and austenitic steel retention pins maximize conveyor life and utilization, while also reducing noise. A video demo of the product is available at our YouTube channel.

The low-back pressure belt is an ideal complement to System Plast NG™ chain, an advanced, low-friction flattop conveyor chain that can eliminate or greatly reduce the wasteful water-and-soap lubrication typically used in food and beverage processing. NG chain also reduces the costs and energy for water reclamation, and eliminates the wear paste buildup, noise, pulsation and hygiene issues caused by mineral-oil-based dry lubricants. Used with System Plast Nolu®-S wear strips, the conveying system has the capability of reducing the conveyor's energy requirements by up to 30 percent, with service life sometimes as much as five times greater.

            Plant engineers can determine their own potential conveyor cost savings using a new mobile app that calculates cost reductions from various choices of motors, drives and flat-top conveyor chains, as well as quick changeover guide rails and elimination of water/soap lubrication. The FREE mobile app can be obtained from the mobile app page at The System Plast new interactive SmartGuide™ catalog is also available at



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Power Transmission Solutions
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