Modular belt conveyor

A modular belt conveyor, also known as a mat chain conveyor, is a conveyor system consisting of an endless, modular plastic belt chain. These chains are made up of interconnected plastic modules that run on a sliding base with drive return rollers. The belt chain moves continuously and carries the material to be conveyed. The modular belts are used for conveying goods with different weights, dimensions, shapes, temperatures and uneven surfaces, such as cardboard boxes, dishwasher baskets, small electrical machines, foam sheets, plastic parts, injection moulded parts, waste, polystyrene bases and blocks, batteries in the acid range, bitumen mats or (oily) small parts.

In addition to conveyor technology with modular belts, we also offer plate belt conveyors, pusher belt chain conveyor, belt conveyors and toothed belt conveyors. All systems with belts have the supporting function of the conveying medium in common. This means that the conveyed goods rest firmly on the belt and are carried further by the conveyor medium. You can find a selection of our realised projects from belts to chains to rollers here.

Advantages of modular belt conveyors from TEGEL-TECHNIK

  • Broad range of applications: Our versatile modular belt conveyors are extremely versatile and are the perfect solution for transporting goods with different shapes or irregular surfaces.

  • Individuality and flexibility: The modular design of our modular belt conveyor systems allows the conveyor to be flexibly and easily adapted to different requirements, including different speeds and angles.

  • Rugged and reliable: Our modular belt conveyors consist of individual, durable plastic modules. However, should a repair be necessary, individual elements and components of the conveyor technology can be easily replaced so that the modular conveyor belt can continue to be used.

  • Efficiency and economy: Our modular belt conveyors enable efficient and continuous transport of goods. Conveyor systems with modular belts are easy to clean. In addition, liquids adhering to the product can drip off.

  • Everything from a single source: We offer a high level of vertical integration with an extensive range of mechanical, electrical and software services. As a company in the field of conveyor technology, we have been drawing on our valuable experience since 1982.

Design and functionality of modular belt conveyors

The conveyor system with modular belt consists of individual injection-moulded plastic elements that are joined together. This makes them robust, low-maintenance and easy to clean. The individual plastic elements can be easily replaced in the event of maintenance or repairs. Additional elements can also be used to overcome inclines or gradients.

The positive-locking modular link chain drive using sprockets ensures a slip-free drive at a constant speed. Correct pre-tensioning of the chain on the conveyor belt is achieved using tensioning systems. The modular chains can be completely enclosed. In this case, only straight conveyor sections are possible. In an open design, however, curves can also be realised in the system in addition to straight sections. For special applications, the modular belt conveyors can be equipped with accessories such as rubber modules, flights or other components.

Modular belt conveyors in use

Our modular belt conveyors are used in a wide variety of sectors and industries. Their properties offer numerous advantages and are also suitable for special applications and under extreme conditions. Due to their plastic construction, modular belt conveyors are also frequently used for wet applications. In these applications, the frame components of the conveyor are also made of non-corrosive materials.

One of our customers' special applications is the transport of lead-acid batteries in various sizes. While roller and chain conveyors were out of the question for this customer due to the small contact surface of the conveyed goods, a design with a flat transport medium was chosen. The plastic modular belt not only offered this property, but was also the ideal choice for this particular application due to its liquid-permeable structure and resistance to acids.

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