Machine Tapes & Belts

Machine tapes and belts facilitate product manipulation in multiple dimensions. They are a central component of many conveying processes, particularly graphic arts, mailing and bindery applications. MIR provides lightweight, high-grip belts that accurately and precisely manipulate products — and allow facilities to meet ambitious production demands.

What types of machine belts does MIR provide?

For processing application requiring machine tapes and belts, MIR provides both traditional and modern fabrications. Traditional rubber-covered belts are made of nitrile rubber with an adhesive splice, while newer styles consist of predominantly polyurethane with a thermal melt splice. All of our machine tapes are constructed with a thin fabrication to facilitate high run speeds and small pulley diameter navigation. Matched sets of belting are also available for applications when several belts run side by side on a common shaft. Based on the needs of your application line and the current belting equipment, MIR’s belting experts can help you select a best-fit machine belt.

Our machine tapes and belts provide productive product manipulation on application lines such as, but not limited to:

  • Vertical form / fill / seal machines
  • Labeling machines
  • Printing and binding
  • Box making
  • Document handling
  • Bottle capping machines
  • Mail sorting equipment
  • Oil skimming
  • Dough rolling and forming
  • Profile extrusion
  • Fiber optic drawing
  • Wire and cable pulling
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Advantages of machine tapes & belts

Advanced grip capability

This facilitates precise and accurate manipulation of the product through movements such as feeding, flipping and holding — without any slippage, which risks product integrity.

High speed, high productivity

The incredibly thin — yet durable — construction of our machine tapes and belts allows equipment to run fast without wearing down, allowing facilities to meet impressive throughput goals.

Exceptional tracking with matched set fabrication

Side-by-side machine tape applications with all belts running on a common shaft need exactly the same belt length across the set, otherwise tracking is at risk. That’s where matched set fabrication comes in — we take an endless sleeve and slit it with very tight tolerances and guarantee measurement accuracy.

Greater transfer navigation

MIR’s machine tapes can navigate small pulley diameters — ranging from 1 inch to ⅜ inch — and thus facilitate successful transfers between lines.

Anti-static capabilities

For facilities requiring anti-static belting, MIR’s machine tapes can be fabricated to meet those needs and prevent static discharge from irreparably damaging the product.

Customization options

To ensure your machine tapes and belts are engineered to the exact needs of your application line, MIR offers customization capabilities such as:

  • Precision endless
  • Variable grip surfaces
  • Cushioned or hard surfaces
  • Profiles
  • Vacuum slots
  • Controlled permeability
  • Quick splice
  • Adhesive splice


When purchasing full rolls of machine tape for your facility, consider a belting option compatible with a thermal splice; this will be simpler to complete on-site. For finished belts, however, an adhesive splice — applied in the shop by our belting professionals — will guarantee the correct fit to your machine and a durable, high-strength splice.

Additionally, the choice between traditional rubber machine tapes and their newer plastic counterparts is important for facility managers. Plastic belts can be finger spliced, which offers a high level of flexibility and durability under the duress of high-speed product manipulation. However, the grip and efficacy qualities of nitrile rubber-covered belts is inimitable with other belting fabrications. Keep these splice and material considerations in mind when purchasing machine tapes for your facility and discuss the options with your conveyor belting provider.


MIR carries machine tapes and belts from top brands from around the world, such as:

  • Ammeraal
  • Forbo
  • Chiorino
  • Nitta

For efficient machine tape replacement, simply provide your part number and our 24/7 on-site services will return your application line to full capacity. Or request an audit for an analysis of your current machine tape configuration and gain valuable insights for improving the efficiency of your application line.

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