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FlatClean
 

FlatClean™ is a USDA approved, all-purpose polyurethane flat belt reinforced with Kevlar­® tensile members.
This belt is designed specifically for the food processing industry and manufactured to exacting tolerances.

FlatClean FC9 belting is made using a coextrusion process that allows for two different resin hardnesses:

  • Bottom of belt has a harder durometer urethane for greater abrasion resistance
  • Top of belt has a softer urethane for better product retention and improved wrap around smaller diameter pulleys
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FlatClean Food Belt diagram

 

  FlatCleanTM Specifications

  Food Belt Savings Calculator

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Gates Mectrol PDF File Cleanability Study:
PosiClean vs. plastic modular

Gates Mectrol PDF File Food Conveying Belt Catalog

Gates Mectrol PDF File Industrial Timing Belt Catalog


Product Features

  • Sealed edges and tension members prevent ingress of microbes
  • Kevlar­® tension members provide high strength, low stretch
  • Thickness controlled to exacting tolerances
  • Smooth surface allows cleaning to a microbiological level
  • Urethane material compatible with wash down environments 
  • Oil resistant

Application Characteristics

  • USDA accepted for meat, poultry and dairy processing equipment
  • Reduction of in-process bacteria growth
  • Longer belt life due to minimal belt stretch
  • Reduced down time due to sanitation and belt failures
Food Grade Flat Belt Used in Candy Manufacturing
 

FlatClean Specifications
Belt Options     FC9   FC12
Designator     FC9IPR FC9IPT   FC12 FC12IP
Surface Finish   Top Smooth Inverted Pyramid   Smooth Inverted Pyramid
    Running Side Inverted Pyramid Smooth   Smooth Smooth
Thickness     0.120" / (3.0 mm) 0.100" / (2.5 mm)   0.125" / (3.0 mm) 0.125" / (3.0 mm)
Hardness, Shore A   Top 90 90   95 95
    Running Side 95 95   95 95
Cords/inch     2 2   2 2
Ultimate Belt Strength (lbs/inch width)     146 146   265 265
Specific Belt Weight (lbs/ft/in)     0.048 0.048   0.065 0.065
Specific Belt Stiffness (lbs/inch)     3675 3675   7400 7400
Min. Pulley Dia. Service Temperature Above 25°F   1.0" (26 mm) 1.0" (26 mm)   2.0" (51 mm) 2.0" (51 mm)
Min. Pulley Dia. Service Temperature Below 25°F   2.0" (51 mm) 2.0" (51 mm)   3.0" (76  mm) 3.0" (76  mm)
Min. Back Bend Dia. Above 25°F      2.0" (51 mm) 2.0" (51 mm)   2.0" (51 mm) 2.0" (51 mm)
Min. Back Bend Dia. Below 25°F     3.0" (76  mm) 3.0" (76  mm)   3.0" (76  mm) 3.0" (76  mm)
Service Temperature Range     +15° to 160° F (-9° to 71°C) +15° to 160° F (-9° to 71°C)   +15° to 160° F (-9° to 71°C) +15° to 160° F (-9° to 71°C)
Coefficient of Friction (Dynamic/Static)              
TPU vs. UHMW Dry Top 0.31/0.37 0.31/0.37 Smooth 0.33/0.42 0.33/0.42
       Wet Top 0.30/0.38 0.30/0.38 Smooth 0.35/0.58 0.35/0.58
TPU vs. Steel           Dry Top 0.32/0.40 0.32/0.40 Smooth 0.52/0.57 0.52/0.57
  Wet Top 0.35/0.39 0.35/0.39 Smooth 0.40/0.57 0.40/0.57
TPU vs. UHMW Dry Running Side 0.33/0.42 0.33/0.42 Inverted Pyramid N/A 0.11/0.21
  Wet Running Side 0.35/0.58 0.35/0.58 Inverted Pyramid N/A 0.14/0.23
TPU vs. Steel      Dry Running Side 0.52/0.57 0.52/0.57 Inverted Pyramid N/A 0.22/0.27
  Wet Running Side 0.40/0.57 0.40/0.57 Inverted Pyramid N/A 0.23/0.28
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion   in/in/°F 1.09 x 10-4 1.09 x 10-4   1.09 x 10-4 1.09 x 10-4
    [mm/mm/°C] 1.96 x 10-4 1.96 x 10-4   1.96 x 10-4 1.96 x 10-4
Color   Top Medium  Blue Medium Blue   PosiBlue, Off-White PosiBlue, Off-White
    Running Side PosiBlue PosiBlue      
Min. and Max. Width     4" / 48" (102 / 1219 mm) 4" / 48" (102 / 1219 mm)   4" / 48" (102 / 1219 mm) 4" / 48" (102 / 1219 mm)
Max. Length     300’ (92m) 300’ (92m)   300’ (92m) 300’ (92m)
             
Fastening Options     FC9IPR FC9IPT   FC12 FC12IP
Max. Allowable Tension (lbs per inch width)(1)            
Platen Press Weld (25 mm Finger Length)     30 30   48 48
Flexco® UX1SS Clipper® Wire Hooks     33 33   59 59
Flexco® APF100 Alligator® Plastic Rivet     27 27   N/A N/A
Flexco® APF150 Alligator® Plastic Rivet     N/A N/A   34 34
Flexco®  RS62 Alligator® Ready SetTM Staple   31 31   N/A N/A
Flexco®  RS125 Alligator® Ready SetTM Staple   N/A N/A   51 51
(1) Max allowable set as the lower of 25% yield strength or 2% stretch of weld or splice

Weld Parameter Recommendations
Novitool® Aero® Splice Press FC9IPR/FC9IPT FC12 FC12IP
Top Platen 380° F 380° F 380° F
Bottom Platen 380° F 380° F 3%
Cycle Time 8 min. 11 min. 12 min.
Pressure (Bar) 1.98 1.98 1.98

Food Grade Belt Width Tolerances
Up To and Including 15.75" 15.76" to 23.62" 23.63" to 31.51"
+0.00/-.125" +0.00/-.1875" +0.00/-.25"

 

 


 
 
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