Problem: Traditional balance weave wire belts have been used for years throughout the automotive, baking, building products, carpet manufacturing, electronics, food processing, glass, poultry, and packaging industries. Existing wire belts have a very short life span, especially in heavy-use areas. They tend to stretch as they are a mostly friction-driven conveyor set-ups; this takes a lot of wire tension to get the belt to drive properly, which tends to stretch the wire and wear the belt quickly.
Solution: Lumsden Corporation developed and patented the Sidewinder belt. This belt uses side-flattened, shaped wire technology, which provides superior strength, greater open area, and dramatically longer belt life. The Sidewinder belt can be run with a sprocket drive, a friction drive, or a chain-driven belt in any standard wire material. If you want a longer-lasting belt to solve your wear-life issues, Sidewinder is the answer!