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Enrober Belt

GRZK enrober belts are used in many industries. The belts have a light weight single layer construction and are positively driven by sprockets. The belts have an open structure (70 – 85 % open) and are frequently used in cooling, baking, draying, heating, decorating, battering and packing machines for light products.

GRZK enrober belts are made of stainless steel wire of spring wire. Wire diameters varies from 0,9 until 2,8 mm. Pitches from 4 mm until 19,05 mm, and belt widths from 10 mm until 3 metre. Esfo has a big range of standard dimensions, but can make all the (non standard) dimensions too because of the multi adjustable production machinery. Belts executed with single loop (most common) or double looped edges for special occasions.

GRZK enrober belts can be made for straight conveyors and for curve conveyors.

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GRZK enrober belts can be equipped with little cams, or with special formed internal wire to carry the product on a special way. The very small ‘chains’ are used in spreader conveyors.

GRZK Belt for straight conveyors

Belt for straight conveyors GRZK

Belt for curve conveyor grzk

Belt for curve conveyor

GRZK Sprockets

Sprockets

GRZK enrober belts are normally driven by toothed sprockets, made of (stainless) steel or plastic. These sprockets are made to fit the belt and are adapted to the diameter you wish. The number of teeth is free to choose and can be made for every new or existing conveyor. Esfo has for a number of belts sprockets on stock.

GRZK enrober belts are often used in conveyors for the food industry for the production of:

-snacks

-fish

-pizzas

-vegetables

-bread, pastry

-meat

-candy

-(small) potatoes

-biscuits

-chocolate

-nuts and fruits

GRZK enrober belts are used on other industries to convey products like little parcels in packing and plasticization machinery.

GRZK with single looped edges

GRZK with single looped edges

GRZK wit double looped edges

GRZK wit double looped edges

GRZK-enrober belt is made from pre shaped wires with the same form, weaving together. The drawings as showed above give the standard execution of a single looped edge belt (most common) and a drawing of the double looped edge (only small pitches, and wire diameter from 0,9 until 1,2 mm) belt for straight conveyors. The belt is determined by the pitch (P) de wire diameter (D), the number of the spaces and the dimensions of these spaces (E and F). The looped edge (G) is determined by the wire diameter. The width of the belt is free to choose.

The number of spaces is always odd, and is determined by the width of the belt. The strength of the belt is given by the number of spaces. The space length is limited and normally between the 35 and 90 mm. The table below shows the preferable pitches (P) with the possible wire diameters (D1-D5) and its average belt weights (M1-M5)

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The bolt pitches and diameters are preferable. All the pitch dimensions in between the preferable pitches are possible too.

Next table gives a view of the minimum and maximum sizes of the spaces (E,F), belt width (B) and the looped edge(s) (G,H). The minimum and maximum sizes are determined by the wire diameter (D).

Onderstaande tabel geeft uitgaande van de draaddiameters de maten voor de bijbehorende zelfkant (G), minimale en maximale vakgrootte (E,F), minimale en maximale dubbele kant (H) en de minimum en maximum bandbreedte (B)

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Enrober Belt

Figure 1: -A returning or non returning shaft

-Non returning shaft with turning rollers

Figure 2: Shaft with turning rollers

Figure 3: Solid plastic edge

Because GRZK-enrober belts are mainly used to convey little light products, the pitch of the belt mostly will be determined by the product size, necessary transfer rollers and process conditions.

Next table gives an impression of the allowable tensile and velocity of the enrober belt. The strength of an enrober belt is mainly determined by the diameter of the wire and the number of spaces.

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Measuring: The pitch (P) is very important. The wires have to fit exactly into the holes of the sprockets.

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n case of replacement, the pitch has to be measured exactly. Normally you measure 10 pitches in the length of the belt (from wire 1 until wire 11).

The measured dimension is only to be divided by 10 and gives a dimension in 10th of mm.

Give the belt a little (no deformation) pre-tension while measuring, and measure next to the knots, and not in the middle of a space, to get the most accurate dimension.

Materials:

GRZK-enrober belts are made of first class material with a high tensile strength:

-Stainless Steel Aisi 302, Werkstoff 1.4310. (normal corrosion resistant, normal purposes, food industry)

-Stainless Steel Aisi 316, Werkstoff 1.4401 or Aisi 316 Ti, Werkstoff 1.4571 (extra corrosion resistant, especially in case of aggressive chemicals, acids or chloride)

-Spring wire (Steel, high tensile strength, little wire diameters)

Usually the GRZK-enrober belt is driven by one shaft of teethed sprockets. The other (reversing) shafts are plane or have plane rollers. A properly set up support, (reversing) shafts and driving shafts will keep the belt in a straight line.

The dimensions of the driving sprockets depend on the preferred number of teeth, outside diameter and or shaft bore specifications. The sprockets are tailor made and have usually a width of 14 mm. Two driving sprockets are mounted to drive the belt in every odd spacing.

The free space between the sprocket and the knots of the belt is to be advised for 5 mm.

Sprockets are made from plastic (polyacetal, polyamide) or stainless steel.

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It is possible to drive the belt too with sprockets filling an entire spacing.

Further more the drive shaft can be executed as a driving drum with the same width as the belt.

For special needs, please contact us, to make a tailor made design.

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GRZK-enrober belt has a product side and a non product side. The product side is flat. The knots are on the non product side. The product side has a small minimum turning radius (sprockets, take over rollers, positive bending).

The turning radius of the non product side has a bigger turning radius (reverse or negative bending of the belt)

The figure below gives three executions of take over rollers/shafts for positive bending of the enrober belt.

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Enrober Belt

Figure 1: -A returning or non returning shaft

-Non returning shaft with turning rollers

Figure 2: Shaft with turning rollers

Figure 3: Solid plastic edge

 

grzk-bTable (right) gives the minimum positive bending diameter (Dp) and negative bending diameter (Dn) related to the pitch of the belt.

Note: These little take over diameters are not to be advised for longconveyors and or bigger product loads. Using a bigger diameter gives a better life time.

 

Product side of GRZK is flat.

Product side of GRZK is flat.

The knots of the belt are at the non product side

The knots of the belt are at the non product side.

 

 

 

GRZK Enrober Belts (Lay-out)

 

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Execution 1:

Driving shaft and idle rollers Execution 2: Two times mesh rollers, one negative bending, one driving shaft.

Execution  3:

Like execution 2.

Execution 4:

Two times negative bending, one driving shaft, two mesh rollers Execution 5:

See execution 3, but with extra gravity tension roller.

The number of support of the GRZK enrober belt will be determined by on the process and the product load. The position is normally between the knots of the belt. In case of a big load, every spacing needs a support. In case of normal and light product load every 2nd or 3rd spacing a support profile.

For proper running it is advised that at the support is always needed at the spaces at the left and right side. Another possibility is to support the entire belt with a plastic sheet. The returning past can be supported by rollers or by support profile. By the selection of support profiles, sprockets and rollers, be aware not to tension the belt.

For processes up to 70-80 degrees C, it is common to use plastic support. For higher temperatures the enrober belts are normally supported by Stainless Steel. (e.g. baking ovens).

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GRZK Enrober Belt specials (cams, flights, chain)

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GRZK-enrober belt can be ececuted with cams. Execution and patern can be choosen. Cams to be used as a product support or product guidance. Cams normally in light enrober belts.

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Spitse punt

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For very delicat products cam type 2/3 can Nor  only executed upwards or downwards, but  in the same level as the belt too.

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It is possible to execute the belt with separate flights

The enrober chain is very small.It has a pitch of 7,2mm and a width of 9mm. It is used in spreader conveyors.

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Assembly

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I Remove a wire out of the belt.

Cut the wire. Use the spaces which are not driven by the sprockets.

II Bring both belt ends together, and start with the outside loops.

III + IV +V + VI Hinge the parts of the belt with aid of common tooling.

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VII + VIII Place the wire ends in the tubes and force the tubes tight. Reshape the connection wire if necessary.

 

Connection

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I Remove a wire from the belt. Use this wire as a connection wire.

Bring the belt ends A and B together.

For wide belt, connect temporary the outside loops together.

II Start weaving the connection wire from the middle towards the left side and towards the right side.

III Continue part II. Disconnect the temporary connection at the outside belt. Connect the spaces and end with the single or double loop at the sides.

IV Disconnect loop C.

For single looped belts see step VII

V Connect the inside loop

VI Connect the outside loop (B).

VII Connect outside loop (C).

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