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The 2 Main Classes of Industrial Conveyor Belts

When looking for the right industrial conveyor belt, it is important that you carefully consider the products you are working with; looking upon the vital key points such as product specifications, material, the speed of loading, the product’s orientation, how the product will be loaded and the environment in which it will be operated (i.e. wet, dry, corrosive, etc.)

There are two main classes of Conveyor Belts made for Industrial use –  flat and patterned:

Flat Conveyor Belts

Usually distinguishable through their classic plain rubber design they are a common sight in factories, at check-out counters and on escalators. These belts are typically used to carry fine to bulky materials – making it easier to transport them during operations.

Some of their other distinctive features include:

  • Good noise insulation
  • Reliable conveyance of bulk materials
  • High impact absorption
  • Able to handle large capacities
  • Easy configuration to fit with any application

Patterned Conveyor Belts

In contrast to flat conveyor belts, patterned conveyor belts are made to ensure that the items are safely conveyed at steep angles (from 15° up to 40°). They are especially made for inclined surfaces – where less space is needed to reach the desired conveying height.

One of the most popular patterns is the Chevron design – which is available in V, Y, open V and open Y patterns. Each design is meant for different uses but they all exhibit these features:

  • Allow water to escape
  • Resist abrasion, heat, oil and grease
  • Low maintenance


Whether it’s a flat rubber belt or a patterned chevron alternative that you are looking for, Coruba offers a wide range of conveyor belting products that can meet with all your requirements! Simply contact us today on 01702 560194 or email us at info@coruba.co.uk.

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