Patented welding process improves belting

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WINCHESTER, VA. — Ashworth’s patented Omni-Pro conveyor belt features the Zero-Tension, 360˚ Buttonless Weld, which are stronger and easier to clean than conventional bridge-welded belts. The Zero-Tension, 360˚ Buttonless Welds are produced with an automated process that precisely positions each rod and then melts and fuses the rod and link together, creating consistently strong and smooth welds. By eliminating traditional bridge welding with the Zero-Tension 360˚ Buttonless Weld, all Omni-Pro belts are capable of withstanding the highest loads in their class. Unlike a traditional bridge weld, the Zero-Tension 360˚ Buttonless Weld is free from surface imperfections and crevices, which improves cleaning characteristics by eliminating bacteria entrapments.

In addition to the patented welding process, Omni-Pro’s link design includes the patented protrusion leg that prevents welds from contacting spiral cage bars and permits the belt to run smoother with less cage bar wear. Furthermore, each link is manufactured with a patented coining process to prevent break-in wear and reduce belt elongation, increasing belt life. Ashworth now offers the all stainless steel Omni-Pro belt in ¾, 1, 1.2 and 1½-inch pitch options with turn ratios ranging from 1.6 to 2.8 and belt widths from 12 to 60 inches.
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