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Ibo Belt

An IBO belt is an integral part of any IBO, which is also known as an Internal Bake Oven. An internal bake oven is commonly a piece of machinery used for the purpose of completing the cure on the over varnish, ink, and inside coating on aluminium or steel food and beverage tins and cans. They can usually accommodate a wide range of sizes of different cans and tins. There is a proprietary airflow control pattern directed above and below the tin line to ensure an even distribution, and a nozzle pushes air down on the tins as well.

The IBO belt is a synthetic conveyor belt, which is there to move the cans along, but it also helps maintain the same temperature and it will reduce the energy consumption of the machinery. Without an IBO belt the internal bake oven is completely useless as the items cannot move through the machine to be treated.

IBO belts need to be high quality to ensure that it continues to function to its full capacity and needs to be very resilient to high temperatures for obvious reasons; the belt needs to work even in the heat of the oven. It also needs to be a non stick surface to ensure that nothing sticks to the IBO belt stopping production or damaging the machine. For this reason it is made of a heat resistant and durable material which is also flexible enough to move in the oven. They should be professionally installed to ensure they work as well as possible for as long as is possible and prevent damage during the fitting process.

Teflon Coated Glass Fabric

Teflon coated glass fabric combines the various properties of Teflon; useful in a large number of business, industrial and domestic environments, with the strength that glass cloth possesses. It is very resistant to extreme levels of heat and cold, from -190°C to +260°C.  It is also chemical resistance.  Another useful property is its non-stick properties.  Teflon coated glass fabric is often available both plain or with a self-adhesive back, and also as anti-static when needed.
Having these properties makes Teflon coated glass fabric, cloth and tape very popular for heat sealing applications.  The material can also be converted into gaskets and strips and cut to any width or length to suit your needs; this is particularly helpful when using it in industrial situations for machinery or production lines of specific lengths or sizes.

It’s main useful features, as well as those listed above, include:

It’s non-stick property means that it had excellent release properties.
It has little or no friction.Easy to clean.
Resistant to moisture and is unlikely to corrode.
Well insulated from electricity and so is safer to work with.
Hygienic is that is has food contact approval.
When looking for a supplier of Teflon coated glass fabric always look for one with experience of using it in a setting that you are planning on using it in.  For example, if you are creating a conveyor belt, you should choose a company that has experience in not just making them, but also installing them, to ensure that it works as well as is possible and lasts as long as it can.
For more information on if Teflon coated glass fabric, cloth and tape and if it could meet your needs in your place of business or other reasons, contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Conveyer Belt Installation

Conveyer belts and conveyer belting is used for a variety of reasons in a range of different environments, but the area that it is most commonly used in is in industrial environments, where it is used in the production of lots of things from electrical goods to food products.

Production lines have become a popular way of manufacturing goods ever since the start of the industrial revolution, as they have been proven as a more time and cost effective method of production. When people are involved it means that they can ‘specialise’ in a certain part of the process and so work faster and more accurately. Where the process is all carried out by machinery, the reliable nature of good quality conveyor belting when fitted correctly makes the process completely automated cutting costs. Most manufacturers and conveyer belt fitters can make a conveyer belt to order; ensuring that it exactly meets your needs.

In order for a conveyor belt to work efficiently as well as be long lasting and custom made, professional conveyer belt installation is key. Conveyer belt installation should always be carried out by someone experienced and qualified to do so. Even if it looks like a relatively easy job to do, having a professional carry out the work means that not only are you guaranteed to get it installed right first time but it will be in line with guidelines and therefore more likely to last longer.

For more information on how we supply and install some of the most efficient, competitively priced and customised conveyer belts in the UK, give us a call and we will be happy to show examples of our work and answer any questions you have.

Dryer Belts

Most people have a washing machine in their homes, but in the UK where the weather isn’t always great for drying you clothes outside, or even inside, a large number of people also regard a tumble dryer as a modern necessity as a convenient way of getting their clothes dry in good time without taking up heat by using radiators, or giving you a house full of drying racks.

Tumble dryers work by rotating warm air through your wet clothes, and one of the main components is a dryer belt. A dryer belt is essentially what makes the tumble dryer spin and so is an integral part of the dryer. If the belt for whatever reason isn’t working then the drum won’t spin and the clothes will not dry. Your dryer belt will most likely need replacing.

Unless you have a good working knowledge of the working of electrical household appliances you might well be better off using a professional to fit a new dryer belt. Not only will a professional with experience of tumble dryers be able to fit the new dryer belt accurately and time efficiently, but they will also be the best person to source the right on. Dryer belts are specific to each different kind of tumble dryer in the same way that parts are unique to washing machines, depending on the make and model number, and you will often be able to make sure that a fitter has the right part simply by giving them these numbers, or even order them online.

If your tumble dryer is no longer, well, drying, and the problem appears to be that the drum isn’t spinning, it well worth be looking at the dryer belt as the most likely cause and first option to consider.

Our porous grade range of products combines woven glass substrates with lower levels of PTFE coating. This allows for the escape of volatile gasses and air circulation in drying and curing processes in many industry applications.

Teflon Conveyor Belt Installation

Conveyor belts are used in a range of different industrial environments but one area that they are used in a lot is in food production. They are good for production lines as a way of move the product in between stages of production, and also for cooking through a long oven to get an even distribution of heat.

Obviously, conveyor belts that are used in food and cooking production lines can’t just be made of just anything. There are a number of factors to take into account including the temperature that the conveyor belt is going to have to withstand, the fact that the conveyor belt needs to be hygienic for food products and that the material needs to be non stick in order that food products do not become attached to the belt, damaging the product and ceasing production while it is removed. A commonly used and very effective item is a Teflon conveyor belt.

Teflon coated glass fabric is well established as a durable and high quality membrane for conveyor belts suitable for food production. It withstands heat exceptionally well, and is similar in property to that used on saucepans using Teflon. It is also non stick – vital for food production. It can be made to any size or specification including thickness, and so is flexible in the different kinds of food that it can be used for.

Food production is not the only industry that Teflon conveyor belts and telfon tape is used in. It can be used in any industry when a product that is either or both heated and potentially sticky needs to move along a conveyor belt. This might also include products involving plastic and/or glue.

Heat Sealer Tape

Heat sealer tape combines two important qualities needed in a lot of industrial environments. It has a high level of heat tolerance, withstanding very high temperatures and still functioning at a high level. It functions in that it has the same kind of strength and dimensional stability as fiberglass has. Heat sealer tape is a self-adhesive tape, which means that it is very easy to use whether you are a professional or just someone needing to use it, it provides maximum ease of application.

Heat sealer tape can be used for a wide range of reasons. It can be used on non stick sealing surfaces, making it ideal for using on polyethylene bag sealers as well as packaging equipment of all kinds. It can be used on roll coverings, and also on factory equipment such as conveyer belts, even in areas with high temperatures such as in food preparation and/or production and in ovens.

 

The strength of heat sealer tape means that it is strong enough to use in construction industries such as vinyl window manufacturing and general property maintenance, without risking breakages or damage.

If you are planning on using heat sealer tape for whatever reason, make sure that you use a well recognised and rated brand as well as one that is proven at being successful in the environment where you will be using it, as well as for the purpose that you will be using it for. By doing this you will be more likely to use it successfully with no problems.

Ibo Belt

An IBO belt is an integral part of any IBO, which is also known as an Internal Bake Oven. An internal bake oven is commonly a piece of machinery used for the purpose of completing the cure on the over varnish, ink, and inside coating on aluminum or steel food and beverage tins and cans. They can usually accommodate a wide range of sizes of different cans and tins. There is a proprietary airflow control pattern directed above and below the tin line to ensure an even distribution, and a nozzle pushes air down on the tins as well.

 

The IBO belt is a synthetic conveyor belt, which is there to move the cans along, but it also helps maintain the same temperature and it will reduce the energy consumption of the machinery. Without an IBO belt the internal bake oven is completely useless as the items cannot move through the machine to be treated.

IBO belts need to be high quality to ensure that it continues to function to its full capacity and needs to be very resilient to high temperatures for obvious reasons; the belt needs to work even in the heat of the oven. It also needs to be a non stick surface to ensure that nothing sticks to the IBO belt stopping production or damaging the machine. For this reason it is made of a heat resistant and durable material which is also flexible enough to move in the oven. They should be professionally installed to ensure they work as well as possible for as long as is possible and prevent damage during the fitting process.

Laminator Belt

Laminators with laminator belts are double belt presses that use contact to heat and cool materials. The materials that are laminated are heated slowly, carefully and very gently. Because of the long heating area, the materials are laminated flawlessly with a high standard of strength, making the laminating very durable. Directly after the heating process, the materials that have been laminated can be pressed together or made to be to a set thickness, and this is done with the use of pressure rollers. The materials are then cooled down before they leave the double belt press in a stabilised state.

A laminator belt, also sometimes call a laminator band, is a major component of an industrial laminator of this sort. Without the laminator band it is not possible for the materials being laminated to move through the laminator, and neither is it possible for it to be heated or cooled. This makes it an integral part and therefore it needs to have several key properties in order to function to its full ability for a long period of time.

The main function of a laminator belt is to facilitate the heating and cooling of a material, and therefore it needs to work well under very hot and cooler conditions, and so needs to be resistant to high temperatures. It also needs to be hard wearing even under these circumstances, and so the material that makes up a laminator belt needs to be very durable, as well as flexible.

If you are installing a laminator band or belt, ensure you get it from a specialist supplier in order to get the right material, and get it fitted by a professional to ensure that it works to the best of its ability and stays fully functional for longer.

UPVC Weld Tape

Upvc tape is a kind of adhesive tape made of a durable fabric that is used to ensure the joining together of a variety of materials in the strongest possible way. It is designed to create as strong a bind as possible as well as being resistant to elements, heat and other extreme conditions, as well as being flexible and hard wearing. Upvc tape is made from woven fiberglass substrates, and they often possess anPTFE content; this means that they will leave little fabric impression. The blend of these materials makes it exceptionally strong and for this reason amongst others it is most commonly used in industrial situations such as manufacturing and construction.

Because of the glass reinforcement in the tape, it is still strong under more extreme conditions, and most importantly it stays strong in a higher range of temperatures. Upvc tapes are a good choice of material for load carrying and conveyor belts, or in harsh industrial environments where the need for strength as well as ease of use and flexibility is the most important to ensure productivity. It can also be used in environments where it is important for a tape to be resistant to the elements and water such as in window fitting.

When looking for a supplier of Upvc tape, it is best to use a company that will firstly understand the importance of the reliability of the tape, and secondly that they are prepared to put in the time and effort to find out what you need the tape for in order that they can recommend the tape best suited to your needs.

Newsflash

Heat sealer tape combines two important qualities needed in a lot of industrial environments. It has a high level of heat tolerance, withstanding very high temperatures and still functioning at a high level. It functions in that it has the same kind of strength and dimensional stability as fiberglass has. Heat sealer tape is a self-adhesive tape, which means that it is very easy to use whether you are a professional or just someone needing to use it, it provides maximum ease of application.

Heat sealer tape can be used for a wide range of reasons. It can be used on non stick sealing surfaces, making it ideal for using on polyethylene bag sealers as well as packaging equipment of all kinds. It can be used on roll coverings, and also on factory equipment such as conveyer belts, even in areas with high temperatures such as in food preparation and/or production and in ovens.

 

The strength of heat sealer tape means that it is strong enough to use in construction industries such as vinyl window manufacturing and general property maintenance, without risking breakages or damage.

If you are planning on using heat sealer tape for whatever reason, make sure that you use a well recognised and rated brand as well as one that is proven at being successful in the environment where you will be using it, as well as for the purpose that you will be using it for. By doing this you will be more likely to use it successfully with no problems.