Chronic belt cutting causes costly replacements

These automotive hood lines had traditionally moved face-up parts from press to press with no issue. But newly introduced part lines created a chronic problem with the sharp edges of parts facing down and cutting belts, and the severe damage caused failure on the top covers of the standard Carbox roughtop belting. This resulted in the manufacturer incurring increased replacement costs and added downtime, as the frequent cutting problem only allowed the standard belting to last four to six weeks.

MIR’s solution and facility savings

Through multiple tests, MIR’s conveyor belting experts developed a new design to solve the problem of sharp part edges consistently cutting the belts. A newly designed belt UV 210 (Part #1943740), which uses proprietary material designed exclusively for MIR, provided a cost-effective solution that led to significant savings for both the facility and the manufacturer

After 18 months of testing, the plant saw four times greater belt lifespan with MIR’s belting solution compared to the original standard belt. The savings in the cost of the belt and the avoidance of frequent downtime resulted in total savings of approximately $68,000 over the 18-month period. Furthermore, the solution originally applied to a single parts line only, but when the plant added the MIR belting product to other similar manufacturing lines, they generated additional savings throughout the entire production facility.

Conveyor belting problems causing frequent replacements, mis-tracking or product damage are costly to your facility. Consider a belting audit with an experienced conveyor belting expert and stay ahead of conveyor belting issues. Sign up for the MIR Belting Audit™.

DURACLEAN™ *New & Exclusive to MIR
Unique Cover. Low Surface Energy. High Release. 

Manufactured with a unique top side coating, Duraclean™ provides low convey-side surface energy to improve the release of sticky products often found in the bakery & confectionary food segments.

Surface energy is a measure of adhesion of two materials – in our case, the product conveyed and the belt conveying surface. Our unique cover yields a very low surface energy measure which means excellent product release properties, less product waste, scrapability, and more efficient line uptime, meaning less time cleaning your belt.

Additionally, Duraclean’s polyurethane blended cover provides excellent mechanical properties and is suitable for use in applications where belt scrapers utilize knife edge transfer applications.







  • Excellent release properties, suitable for conveying sticky products
  • Longitudinal flexibility, suitable for knife edge transfer
  • Easy to clean surface, leading to reduced waste and less cost for cleaning
  • Excellent abrasion resistance of top side, allowing the use of all kinds of scrapers and leading to longer service life
  • A wide working temperature range from -20/-30°C to +90/110°C
  • Compliance with EU and FDA food regulations

Common Applications:

  • Energy bar and chocolate cooling tunnels
  • Flow-pack belt infeeder
  • Bakery dough handling
  • Lamination processes of sticky food


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Contact your MIR Continuous Improvement Specialist for specific application questions and to receive a quotation. 877-MIR-BELT (877-647-2358)

MIR Continues to Grow, Expanding Our National Footprint

Moving into Fresno, CA 

MIR is expanding into a new facility, giving us room for growth. We offer 24/7/365 onsite & emergency service. We specialize in custom fabrications, innovative solutions, and problem resolution – keeping your business moving forward.

“I’m incredibly proud of the MIR team and am very excited about MIR’s entry into the Fresno market. Opening new MIR locations create excellent professional development opportunities for our employees and represent tremendous sales potential for MIR!”

–  Mark Hambacker, President of MIR

New Location Details:

Fresno, CA

10,000+ sq ft. for Fabrication & Inventory

4022 W Ashcroft Ave.
Fresno, CA 93722

24 / 7 / 365  • Installation  • Emergency • Onsite Support

“We are very excited to expand MIR into these new and fast-growing markets. This new location will support our efforts to become the local partner of choice for sustainable belting solutions. We are excited to share our passion for belting with the people of Fresno, CA. and look forward to creating new belting partnerships in this fantastic market.”

– Brent DeWitt, Western Regional Vice President 

Industries Served:

  • Automotive
  • Bottling & Canning
  • Corrugated Containers
  • Distribution & Warehouse
  • Food Processing
  • Fruit & Vegetable
  • Hygiene
  • Logistics
  • Natural & Synthetic Stone
  • Package Handling
  • Paper Converting & Print
  • Plastic & Metals
  • Recycling Material Handling
  • Tobacco


  • Conveyor Belts
  • Plastic Modular Belts
  • Conveyor Accessories
  • Heavy Duty Belts
  • Specialty Products
  • Timing Belts
  • Tools
  • Transmission Belts

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Contact your MIR Continuous Improvement Specialist for specific application questions and to receive a quotation. 877-MIR-BELT (877-647-2358)

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