We have a combined 50 years of experience serving the Fresh Cut Fruit and Vegetable Industry.
Hughes Industrial Sales has been serving the Fresh-cut, Fruit, and Vegetable Industry since we were founded. With over 50 years of combined experience serving the industry, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you source the right replacement fruit or vegetable conveyor belt for your application.
There are a few popular types of belts used in this industry to provide maximum sanitation and belt life. These common belt types are…
- Blue Filter Mesh Belts
- Dewatering Belts
- Slicer Belts
- Plastic Modular Belting
- Monolithic Belting
Blue Filter Mesh Belts
Blue Filter Mesh Belts are also referred to in the Fresh-cut, Fruit, and Vegetable Industry as Dewatering belts. These belts have small openings, with the most common opening sizes ranging from 1x1mm, 2x2mm, and 4x4mm. The idea is for water and air to flow through the belt, allowing the produce to dewater and completely dry. These belts are made of FDA approved Polyester with the temperature resistance ranging from -4° F to 174°F. The edges are made of an FDA approved Monolithic which does not contain any fabric. These belts are most commonly joined together using a Unibar Clipper Lacing, preventing and rust from forming and keeping the lace from having individual loops disconnect. Tracking guides are recommended for this style of belting.
Slicer belts are very common in the Fresh-cut, Fruit, and Vegetable Industry, allowing processors to feed the slicer machines they use during production. Hughes Industrial Sales stocks certain slicer belts for immediate shipment and your convenience. Check out our Slicer Belts page to learn more!
Plastic Modular Belting
Plastic Modular Belting is a style of belting used in many industries, including the Fresh-cut, Fruit, and Vegetable world. These belts are used in the Fresh-cut, Fruit, and Vegetable industry for a variety of reasons. From dewatering to the pack-off lines, you can find these in production very easily. Hughes Industrial Sales can help you identify and source the best Modular Plastic Belts in the industry, ensuring you the best pricing and style for your facility and application. Modular plastic belts are available for straight running or radius (turn) conveyors. Plastic Conveyor Belt material options include polypropylene, polyethylene, and acetal. Our plastic conveyor belts are offered in a variety of colors including white, gray, blue, black, green, natural, and more.
Monolithic belts are an extremely sanitary and effective belt style used in the Fresh-cut, Fruit, and Vegetable Industry. These belts are primarily molded and made out of Polyurethane and contain no fabric. These belts are very popular due to their color, cleanability, and how easy they are to use. These belts are able to be customized to fit your exact needs with custom capabilities ranging from the surface pattern, flights, and thickness. Hughes Industrial Sales can help you identify the type of belt you have and source you the best Monolithic replacement belt for your Fresh-cut, Fruit, and Vegetable processing facility!