Patented welding process makes conveyor belt stronger and easy to clean
Ashworth’s patented Omni-Pro conveyor belt features the Zero-Tension, 360 Degree Buttonless Weld, which are stronger and easier to clean than conventional bridge-welded belts. The Zero-Tension, 360 Degree Buttonless Welds are produced with an automated process that precisely positions each rod and then completely melts and fuses the rod and link together, creating consistently strong and smooth welds. By eliminating traditional bridge welding with the Zero-Tension 360 Degree Buttonless Weld,all Omni-Pro belts arecapable of withstanding the highest loads in their class. Unlike a traditional bridge weld, the Zero-Tension 360 Degree Buttonless Weld is free from surface imperfections and crevices, which improves cleaning characteristics by eliminating bacteria entrapments.
In addition to the patented welding process, Omni-Pro’s state-of-the-art link design includes the patented protrusion leg that prevents welds from contacting spiral cage bars and permits the belt to run smoother with less cage bar wear. Furthermore, each link is manufactured with a patented coining process to prevent break-in wear and reduce belt elongation, increasing belt life. Ashworth now offers the all stainless steel Omni-Pro belt in ¾, 1, 1.2 and 1½-inch pitch options with turn ratios ranging from 1.6 to 2.8 and belt widths from 12 to 60 inches. Withstanding spiral/turn-curve tensions up to 400 pounds (136 kg) for 100,000 cycles vs. competing belts that publish tension ratings for only 50,000 cycles, Omni-Pro is the strongest belt on the market today.
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