WCCO Belting Announces New Patent-Pending Conveyor Belt Technology for Aggregates and Recycling Applications, Press Release
WAHPETON, ND – March 4, 2020 – WCCO Belting is announcing a new belting solution for crushing, grinding, sorting, screening, and piling operations in the aggregate and recycling industries. The official announcement will be made during CONEXPO-CON/AGG, North America’s largest construction trade show. The patent-pending Direct X cleat profile increases conveyor capacity by capturing more material across the belt width than standard industry patterns. Combined with the benefits of a specialized belt construction that is thinner yet stronger and more flexible in design, the product is a high value solution that reduces cover wear, increases energy savings, and improves belt life.
“As a company dedicated to value innovation, we have been looking for the right opportunity to expand our product offerings to meet the needs of the aggregates and construction industries,” said Jean Voorhees, Vice President of Business Development at WCCO Belting. “We are proud of the Direct X technology and its ability to redefine field performance and positively impact the bottom line for end users.”
The Direct X cleat profile is designed to directionally improve product flow control. The pocket-style pattern captures conveyed material immediately upon loading, reducing the amount of product movement on the belt cover, which limits cover wear. The nested pattern also promotes a smooth, quiet transition on the return rollers, reducing noise and vibration in the field. In addition, with WCCO Belting’s proprietary manufacturing process the cleats are integrally molded onto the base belt, meaning no cleat separation or delamination will occur.
The belt construction technology is made with a custom-engineered fabric that is 206% higher in tear strength, 126% higher in tensile strength, with 64% better puncture resistance compared to the industry standard. It drives energy savings using a lighter, stronger, and more flexible belt carcass. Moreover, excess cover wear is reduced when used with the Direct X product flow control pattern.
The new Direct X belting technology is available for equipment manufacturers or can be purchased by contacting the WCCO Belting business development team at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.wccobelt.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.
About WCCO Belting
WCCO Belting is a 65-year-old, family-owned and award-winning custom rubber product manufacturer for the agriculture, light industrial, construction, sand and gravel, packaging and recycling industries worldwide. The company is the value innovator in the global rubber belting industry, engineering custom products using specialized equipment and proprietary processes. WCCO focuses on the technological advancement of each raw material and belt component to provide high value rubber product solutions. Its design and manufacturing expertise are effective in lowering the total cost of ownership of their customers’ equipment.