Belts used on equipment in the manufacture and finishing processes of ceramic, glass, brick, and stone must be made of high-quality, reliable materials to insure defect free finished product and efficient production uptime. Whether cutting or polishing, proper belting not only ensures smooth, efficient production, they also ensure consistently finished end products.
Megadyne offers a variety of synchronous and non-synchronous belts for use in both power transmission and product handling applications. For conveying, we can cover our synchronous belts with various friction covers to fit the specific needs of your application. Our team also specializes in cover modifications — such as holes and angular or lateral machining — to assist in optimal product handling and vacuum draw. Tooth removal, nylon reinsertion and hole punching are very common on vacuum applications where cutting, scoring, beveling and edging takes place on glass.
Manufactured with Chloroprene rubber, our rubber timing belts offer oil, heat, and ozone resistance while allowing for a long wear life and good tooth shear resistance. Our polyurethane timing belts are available in molded PU, open-ended, and truly endless flex PU styles, and can also be constructed from PU with integral guides for long center distance applications.
Our belts are used in a wide range of applications within the glass, brick, stone, and ceramic industries. Below are a few of the most common applications:
- Grinding machines
- Cutting lines
- Beveling lines
- Polishing lines
- Drilling lines
- Tempering lines
For glass applications — which require very different belting features than ceramic, brick, and stone — we offer water-resistant, abrasive-resistant options. Both edge rounding and polishing processes involve a high presence of water. Our belts allow for safe, consistent cutting of float glass, as well as efficient etching, tempering, beveling, and assembly.
Our belts are also often used for stone cutting and polishing.
For brick applications, timing belts are commonly utilized to convey materials in parallel paths; the belts, which are spaced apart from one another, move the uncured bricks through an oven before continuing along in the production process.