Steel Belt Chip Conveyors

February 13,2013

Whether the application involves producing/removing chips or moving parts/scrap pieces, Hennig Inc. says it can provide the chip conveyor for all machine tool requirements. The company's new 2-½" pitch steel belt can be made for most applications in the field when the standard 1-½" pitch belt is not effective for the particular conditions present.

Conveyors from Hennig, a leading supplier of chip conveyors to the global machine tool market, can be manufactured in widths from 4" to 80", depending on the need. The unique Hennig belt hinge is designed as one continuous piece, whereas many competitive brands do not have this feature. The manufacturing of these belts is done on Hennig's in-house press equipment.

Hennig recognizes the special requirements needed when designing a parts conveyor on which direct loads contact the belt. Impact plates are just one of the many options to be considered when customizing a conveyor for these applications.

Chip volumes can also vary between applications, so speeds and sizes are always evaluated by Hennig's engineers. Special incline covers (top hat design) can be included when larger amounts of stringy/balled chips are to be evacuated from the machine.

Related Glossary Terms

  • pitch


    1. On a saw blade, the number of teeth per inch. 2. In threading, the number of threads per inch.