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Pu  conveyor vs Cotton conveyor

Advantages of PU ( Poly urethane ) conveyors .

  • Hygienic easy to clean or wash
  • Easy to replace
  • Can be manufactured in any colours .Helps in process
  • Joints are easily done in house
  • Better for metal detection
  • No major expansion or shrinkage's

Disadvantages of PU belts

  • Costly
  • Fails at times to carry products ( less friction )
  • Problem on Oily substance
  • Surface Cracking common .Entire belt has to be changed
  • FDA approved belt are not readily available

Advantage Cotton belts

  • Easy availability .
  • Can be procured in bulk
  • Cheaper alternative to PU
  • Repairs can be done easily
  • Provides impressions on products
  • Carry all kind s of products due to its rough surface
  • Few operations cotton webs are irreplaceable

Disadvantages of Cotton Belts

  • To be replaced in short period as it becomes unhygienic easily
  • Joints and sides are to be stitched regularly. Repairs are common
  • Could not be washed or cleaned . it has to be replaced after certain period
  • Expansion and shrinkage's are erratic some times
  • Web tracking is very common due to elongation and contraction
  • metal detection is less on cotton belt surface

A bakery manager has to select the best option keeping in the view the cost , the products
senstivity and quality .

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