Conveyor Belting

Conveyor belts are the carrying medium of a pulley-propelled conveyor system and are an essential part of an efficient plant or processing facility. Midwest Industrial Rubber — the largest fabricating distributor of conveyor belting in the country — provides conveyor belts for plants in the food, box / carton / paper, personal care and tire industries and more. Whether you need a belt that performs at increased running speeds, meets USDA regulations or simply replaces the belt you’re currently running, MIR will provide a best-fit belt for the product you’re conveying.

What conveyor belting products and services does MIR provide?

For maintenance and engineering managers in need of conveyor belting, MIR provides high-quality fabric conveyor belts for lightweight and medium-weight industrial applications. Scroll down to see a sampling of the industry application lines for which we offer belts, our customization abilities and the brands we source.

Fabric conveyor belts fulfill the needs of many conveyor systems, but there are other belt options available for plant managers. MIR also engineers and provides:

 

In addition to supplying the belts themselves, MIR is also committed to providing insight and services for all your conveyor system needs. During the process of acquiring a new belt, our conveyor belting experts will build a partnership with your team to determine areas for system efficiency, storeroom and maintenance improvement — solving problems and providing long-term value for your conveyor system. 

Once your belting system has been engineered and delivered on-schedule, our 24/7 conveyor belt repair teams are on stand-by at MIR locations throughout the country.  Click here to learn more about MIR’s commitment to quality service alongside quality belting

Conveyor belting for industry applications

At MIR, we supply conveyor belting for plants in a wide variety of industries. Here are some of the major industries we serve and examples of the application lines for which we supply belting. Don’t see your industry or specific application line here? Reach out to one of our conveyor belting experts — chances are, if it’s a belt in your plant, we can supply it.

Box / carton / paper

For plants processing box, carton and paper products, belts with high grip, abrasion resistance, high lacing retention and easy installation are necessary to efficiently convey the product. We provide belts in materials such as spiral link, plied rubber and high-grade PVC for box / carton / paper applications such as:

  • Folding rail belts
  • Counter ejector belts
  • Extendo / prefeeder belts
  • Elevator belts
  • Knife exit belts
  • Downstacker belts
  • Folder gluer feed belts
  • Center carrier belts

 

USDA

In sanitation-sensitive USDA plants processing meat products, hygienic and non-fray belts resistant to cuts, chemicals and impact are essential to maintain health standards. For these applications, monolithic belts manufactured from high-grade urethane, polypropylene, polyethylene or acetal are common, along with Positive Drive conveyor belting. We provide belts for USDA applications such as:

  • Poultry acid dip tanks
  • Trim and cutting lines
  • X-ray equipment
  • Metal detectors
  • Patty forming belts
  • Portioning belts
  • Check weigh / scales
  • Tray packs

 

Baking and snack

Baking and snack belts convey delicate products, undergo high temperatures and must meet strict sanitation codes. These belts need a high-release, heat- and oil-resistant and non-wicking surface with sanitary splices and metal-detectable options. Belting material options for the baking and snack industry include polyester, polyurethane, silicone, neoprene and Teflon. Positive Drive conveyor belting is also an option, and the belts can be engineered for application lines such as:

  • Rotary molders and cutting
  • Pre-sheeters and sheeters
  • Laminating belts
  • Cooling tunnels
  • Dough elevators
  • Dusting conveyors
  • Pan stackers and un-stackers
  • Dough panning
  • Lane cutting and spreading
  • Oven infeed and exit

 

Hygiene, personal care

Conveyor belts that are abrasion-resistant, high-strength, easily spliceable and can withstand high temperatures are needed for the hygiene and personal care industry. These belts are often constructed with Teflon-coated fiberglass, spiral link, nylon core or with a Pin-Lok timing belts splice and are used in the following applications:

  • Unwind belts
  • Backstand belt
  • Thread-up rope belting
  • Log saw timing belts
  • Side seal wrapper belts
  • Fluff and twist belts

 

Tire

The intensive tire manufacturing process needs cut-resistant belts that easily release sticky rubber, require simple installation. They should also be made endless or spliced with mechanical lacing. Potential materials for tire manufacturing belts include monofilament polyurethane belts and Teflon-coated belts, and the belts are utilized in applications such as: 

  • Fischer cutter belts
  • Stage one and two belts
  • End cementer belts
  • Ban berry belts
  • Skiver belts
  • Body ply bias belts

 

Other industries

The above list is an overview of the application lines and industries for which we supply and engineer belts. We also supply belts for material handling plants, warehouse and distribution centers, aluminum and metal plants and more — start a conversation with an MIR conveyor belting expert to see how we can fulfill your plant’s conveyor belting needs.

Customization options

Once MIR finds the best-fit conveyor belt material, our belting experts custom-engineer the belt to your product and application line. These customization capabilities ensure your conveyor system improves throughput, reduces downtime and maximizes your plant’s ROI. MIR can customize your belt with:

  • Tracking guides
  • Cleats (straight up, scoop)
  • Sidewalls (straight, curved or corrugated)
  • Endless splicing
  • Mechanical or plastic lacing

 

We implement customization with high-end equipment such as CNC machines, high-frequency welders, digital skivers, digital perforation machines and high-speed presses. And because we customize all of our belts in-house, we can ensure an efficient turnaround and a best-fit product every time.

Conveyor belting brands MIR provides

When fabricating and engineering a conveyor belt, MIR pulls from the world market of vendors to provide you with the highest-performing belts. The conveyor belting suppliers we work with include: 

  • Ammeraal Beltech
  • BEHAbelt
  • Beltservice Corporation
  • Chemprene Inc.
  • Chiorino
  • Conveyor Component Systems
  • DercoUSA
  • Esbelt
  • Flexco
  • Forbo
  • Gates Mectrol
  • Habasit
  • Intralox
  • Megadyne Group
  • Mol Belting Systems
  • Mulhern Belting, Inc.
  • Nitta Corporation of America
  • Passaic Rubber Company
  • Sampla Belting
  • Shingle Belting
  • Siftex
  • SIT
  • Universal Belting Resource
  • Van der Graaf
  • Volta
  • YongLi Belting

 

Whether you need a replacement belt, a customized conveyor system or 24/7 repair service, MIR is your go-to conveyor belting resource. Talk to one of our conveyor belting experts on how we can custom-engineer a belt that meets your application’s needs and leads to increased plant productivity. Start a conversation today.

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