Conveyor Belt Cleats

At Redline Systems, we design all conveyor belts to serve unique purposes, with the power and durability to tackle the job at hand. When it comes to what type of material the belt is transporting, the cleat pattern on the surface can be even more important than anything else. There are a variety of cleat styles, all intended to serve a specific purpose. Here are a few variables of cleat design that can affect the performance of a conveyor belt system:

Spacing and Patterns

At Redline Systems, we design all conveyor belts to serve unique purposes, with the power and durability to tackle the job at hand. When it comes to what type of material the belt is transporting, the cleat pattern on the surface can be even more important than anything else. There are a variety of cleat styles, all intended to serve a specific purpose. Here are a few variables of cleat design that can affect the performance of a conveyor belt system.

Angle

Angled cleats are especially useful when working with steep inclines, and are better with lighter weight material. The deeper the angle, the more material can be caught and secured on the way up.

Shape

Differently shaped cleats are used to further customize the delivery process. For example, curved cleats are more gentle on loads that have the potential to bruise, like certain food products. At Redline Systems, we use cup shapes as well as chevron v-shaped shaped cleats.

Height

In addition to the total size of the load, cleat height is changed based on the size of the individual products that are being transported, especially up an incline. You wouldn’t need 12″ cleats to move a supply of small oranges, but you also wouldn’t want cleats so small that the fruit rolls right over them.

Material

Cleats are often constructed of rubber or PVC, and can be reinforced with stronger material like steel for projects that are particularly strenuous. Like the belts they are attached to, cleats can also be custom made for resistance to elements like heat or oil.