Decrease Downtime and Increase Throughput on Microwave Bacon Applications
Intralox's Series 900 Raised Rib Heavy-Duty Edge belt: A robust, fault-tolerant solution for pork processors
- August 10, 2023
See how Intralox's Series 900 Raised Rib Heavy-Duty Edge belt helped bacon processor SugarCreek reduce belt-breakage-related downtime by 94%.
Intralox’s Series 900 Raised Rib Heavy-Duty Edge belt is a robust, fault-tolerant solution designed specifically to address the challenges pork processors face in microwave applications.
Ribs on the belt extend all the way to its edge, allowing for 100% belt surface usage. This helps prevent cooked bacon from curling and enables processors to stack more product and increase throughput.
With its unheaded rods, the Heavy-Duty Edge design inhibits “rod walk” caused by thermal expansion, eliminating edge breakage, minimizing foreign material contamination risk, and reducing downtime.
Additionally, we’ve optimized the removal and assembly of our belts with the new rod remover tool as part of the Intralox® FoodSafe™ product portfolio.
Intralox's new belt design has helped us eliminate our #1 source of downtime—belt crashes on the side of our microwave belts—and meet our daily production goals.Derek Boesken
Plant Manager at SugarCreek
Features and Benefits
Raised rib belt pattern extends to belt edge
- Reduces product loss
- Increases belt surface usability
- More consistent transfer geometry
- Robust design with fewer catchpoints
- Longer wear life
Unheaded rod design
- Improves temperature range tolerance
- Easier rod removal
- Minimizes foreign material risk