However, after only a short running time of around two weeks, the material showed the first signs of breakage. The result: downtime due to necessary repairs and belt changes. Our experts took care of the problem and identified the cause of the damage. Citric acid contained in the jelly led to brittleness of the material and ultimately to breaks.
K2390: innovative and robust To counteract this, we recommended the use of our special material K2390, which has significantly better resistance to acids and alkalis. Of course, this innovation is VO EG 1935/2004 compliant and therefore suitable for food. The effect of the material change was immense: With the used rod network belt ECO made of the material K2390, the service life could be increased to 12 weeks and the customer was thus also able to considerably reduce the downtimes on the production line.
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Rod network belts from Märtens