Versa-Link Conveyor Belt

Metal conveyor belt simplified!

Versa-Link stainless steel conveyor belt makes installing your conveyor belt quick and easy!  Versa-Link’s Advanced Link Rods join the conveyor belt together in as little as 30 seconds with no tools required. Forged Edge Technology creates an edge that is flush with the side of belt, eliminating any catch points that can damage your belt during operation.  With up to 81% open area, Versa-Link provides maximum air/liquid flow through capabilities that is great for frying, cooking, coating, and cooling applications.  Versa-Link is USDA Accepted, with a clean-in-place design that saves time during sanitation.

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Versa-Link® Advantages:

  • Versa-Link conveyor beltJoins in as little as 30 seconds!
  • Belt edge has no catch points, no welds
  • Twice the life of competitive belts*
  • Installation requires no special tools
  • Positively driven for excellent belt tracking
  • Up to 81% open area for excellent flow through
  • Allows for tight transfers
  • USDA Accepted
  • Available in 9.53mm and 12.7mm pitch
  • Available up to 3810mm wide

*Based on testing under controlled conditions

U.S. Patent Number 6,202,833 and other Patents Pending

Typical Applications:

  • Transport
  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Drying
  • Cooling
  • Coating
  • Drainage
  • Freezing
  • Enrobing
  • Frying
  • Baking
  • Dough Rolling
  • Annealing
  • Battering
  • Breading
  • Curing
  • Dewatering
  • Shrink-Wrapping
  • Packing
  • Forming
  • Elevating
  • De-Elevating
  • Icing
 
 
Versa-Link™ Specifications (mm)
Belt Pitch: 12.70
9.53
Belt Spacing: Varies upon application
Belt Thickness: 4.06
Belt Width Range: up to 3810
Belt Materials: Wear Resistant Stainless Steel
Sprocket Materials: Stainless Steel, POM and PEEK available
 
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Sprocket Chart
9.53mm Pitch 12.7mm Pitch
Pitch Number of Teeth O.D. Root Max Bore (with keyway) Pitch Number of Teeth O.D. Root Max Bore (with keyway)
9.53 11 37.87 29.74 16 12.7 8 37.25 29.12 16
9.53 13 43.86 35.74 22 12.7 10 45.16 37.03 22
9.53 16 52.89 44.76 30 12.7 12 53.13 45.01 30
9.53 20 64.95 56.82 40 12.7 15 65.15 57.02 40
9.53 24 77.04 68.91 48 12.7 18 77.20 69.07 48
9.53 32 101.24 93.11 72 12.7 24 101.36 93.23 72
 


 

Versa-Link™ Conveyor Belt Joining:

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

DISCONNECT AND LOCKOUT POWER!

If a belt has damage in more than one area, do not try to repair it. Install a new belt. Never save old belts to use for repairs because they have already been weakened from prior use. Always purchase extra belt to use exclusively for repairs.

How to link the belt together:

  • Disconnect the power to the conveyor system.
  • Release all tensioning mechanisms.
  • Make sure the belt is oriented for the proper direction of travel.
  • If needed, use wire ties to hold the belt ends together
  • Align the slots in the wickets across the belt and insert the curved end of the link rod into the outside edge of the belt until the link rod is fully inserted into the wicket (see illustrations below).
  • When the link rod is inserted fully so that the button head is touching the edge of the belt, insert the curved end of the link rod into the slot of the central wicket. This completes the first half of the splice (see illustrations below).
  • Repeat on the opposite side of the belt to fully complete the link.
      

How to take the belt apart:

Use wire cutters to cut each link rod (be sure not to cut the wicket). Two new link rods will be needed later to link the belt.

Versa-Link™ conveyor belt installation:

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

DISCONNECT AND LOCKOUT POWER!

If a belt has damage in more than one area, do not try to repair it. Install a new belt. Never save old belts to use for repairs because they have already been weakened from prior use. Always purchase extra belt to use exclusively for repairs.

Installation:

  • Versa-Link™ can be used on existing support rails and slider beds.
  • Verify all conveyor accessories do not interfere with the belt.
  • There is no top or bottom to the belt but there is a direction of travel. The sprockets must engage the link rod and not the wicket (see illustration below).
  • Centre belt on the conveyor frame to prevent contact between the belt edge and frame

Sprocket placement:

The drive shaft requires one sprocket in each of the small spaces across the width of the belt (see illustration below). Use a piece of the belt as a template to position the drive sprockets across the shaft. (Some applications may not require a sprocket in all spaces; contact Technical Services for the correct quantities and placement).

Sprockets should be centred within the small spaces to allow minor side to side movement of the belt. This will help facilitate proper tracking.

The idler shaft uses two drive sprockets positioned in the first and last large space at the outer edges of the belt. Sprockets on the idler shaft are pulled by the belt and must be placed in the large spaces to engage with the link rod. The remaining small spaces on the idler shaft are fitted with support blanks (see illustration below)

Direction of travel:

The belt should be placed on the sprockets so the sprocket teeth are engaged with the link rod and not the wicket (see illustration below).