Wire-Mesh Products Reduces Customer Annual Belt Costs From $200,000 To $36,000
A Midwest customer contacted Wire-Mesh Products looking for help to reduce their annual belt costs of nearly $200,000. Operational and maintenance costs factor in to this figure, and the customer needed to find the cause.
Better Engineered Potato Fryer Take Out Belt
A major international producer of potato chips experienced a bunching effect on a potato fryer take out belt (a chain driven, wire mesh, incline belt) at their New England facility. The competitor’s belt would not lay flat and gathered and compacted belt spirals together shortly after installation.
Wire-Mesh Products Re-Engineers Lighter Less Expensive Belt for PM Supplier
Customer wanted to utilize an existing sintering furnace to process smaller, more light weight parts. They asked Wire-Mesh Products whether they should use the existing belt or choose a different belt specification altogether.
Powder Metal Customer - Superior Belt Performance
Two Wire-Mesh Products Inc. belts went into service at a Powder Metal customer in Spring 2011. Both are 24″ wide and run constantly at 6” per minute at temperatures of more than 2050 degrees. The belt life to date for each has been surpassed by two months…
High Volume Heavy Load Production Furnace
Wire-Mesh Products, Inc. was called into a powder metal company by the OEM as the initial belt from a competitor lasted only two and half months (expected life was 6-7 months).
Chain Belt Failure
A C2052 riveted 304 series stainless steel chain belt was sent to Wire-Mesh for an inspection report due to premature failure. WMP received two strands, one assembled on the wire mesh belt and the other disassembled from the other side of the wire mesh belt.
Multiple Issues on a Short Life High Temp Belt
WMP received two belt samples from a source that were representative of the initial belt used in a new high temperature furnace that was experiencing rapid stretching and unusual spiral distortion. The first sample was a small piece...
Poorly Tracking Belt
Two sections of belt manufactured by a competitor were sent to Wire-Mesh Products for analysis. Due to poor belt performance, the future customer was searching for answers to their belting problems.