Automated Metal Belt Conveyor System by Belt Technologies Ramps Up Solar Panel Production

The new conveyor belt system will replace manual manufacturing methods that had a slow turnaround time and inconsistent results.

AGAWAM, Mass., Dec. 8, 2015 -- Belt Technologies, Inc. is proud to announce the results of a state-of-the-art fabrication system they had developed with a prominent solar panel manufacturer. Use of the system has resulted in a production increase of 1,000% over the course of one year. Belt Technologies designed and built a customized stainless steel vacuum conveyor belt for the system that can withstand high temperatures and speeds while maintaining the safe, gentle handling procedures required for solar panel manufacturing.


"We're extremely pleased with these results," says president of Belt Technologies, Alan Wosky. "To develop and produce an automated conveyor system that could allow them to ramp up their production rates in such a drastic fashion is a major accomplishment. Our custom metal belts are ideal for automated systems where accuracy, repeatability, and the ability to handle extreme temperatures is needed."

The new conveyor belt system will replace manual manufacturing methods that had a slow turnaround time and inconsistent results. Belt Technologies was selected for this project due to their long, outstanding history of designing and fabricating custom metal conveyor belt systems as well as their technical knowledge and experience that surpasses the abilities of other potential competitors.

Key features of the conveyor system include a specially designed vacuum conveyor; the vacuum allows the belt to smoothly release the solar panels with minimal handling at high temperatures. The system's 10:1 production increase is attributed to the speed and accuracy of this specialized, custom conveyor belt. Belt Technologies, Inc. anticipates an increased demand for automated conveyor systems as a means to improve production rates across multiple industries. As an innovator in custom metal belt design and production, Belt Technologies routinely develops new metal belt system configurations for a wide range of applications, including food service, medical device manufacturing, robotics, and more.

About Belt Technologies, Inc.
Belt Technologies, Inc. has been producing custom metal belt conveyor solutions for new and existing conveyor systems for more than five decades. With sophisticated engineering and advanced manufacturing processes, they are able to provide an unlimited variety of configurations and coatings for custom-designed belts. Metal belts, timing belts, and metal drive tapes are superior, high-quality options for automated production and robotic facilities. To learn more about Belt Technologies and metal conveyor belts, visit www.belttechnologies.com.

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