Larger Openings Equal Increased Product Loading and Decreased Retrofit Cost

WINCHESTER, VA. — The Omni-Flex® 3 x 1 expands an already outstanding line of belts first introduced 55 years ago. The new Omni-Flex® 3 x 1 belt with its nominal 3 inch by 1 inch opening is ideal for conveying pans, trays and larger products in spiral cooling, freezing and general conveyance applications.

By creating an Omni-Flex® belt with 3 inch by 1 inch opening, Ashworth has effectively reduced the overall weight of the belt by 35% without making any additional changes to the proven Omni-Flex® belt design. The reduction in belt weight makes this a more economical alternative for conveying products in pans, trays, and other bulk containers in applications where Omni-Flex® belts or similar style flex belts with smaller openings have been traditionally used. The belt is available in widths up to 48" – with even wider widths available after a system review. The Omni-Flex® 3 x 1 belt is the ideal belt for applications where belt weight has limited one's ability to increase product loading. 

Since Ashworth retained the original design of the Omni-Flex® belt, no sprocket changes or transfer modifications are required when replacing an existing Omni-Flex® belt with the new Omni-Flex® 3 x 1 belt. In hard to clean applications, the increased opening makes this belt easier to clean; thus reducing sanitation cost. Similar flex style belts often require a change in sprockets and transfer modifications that can lead to increased retrofit cost.

The development of the Omni-Flex® 3 x 1 belt was prompted by customer requests for a lighter, less costly belt to cool, proof and freeze panned, trayed or larger products directly on the belt. Ashworth's Omni-Flex® line of stainless steel belts has been a mainstay in the baking industry since it was first introduced in 1959.

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Ashworth Bros., Inc. is the only conveyor belt company that manufactures and services both metal and plastic belting for straight running, turn-curve, lo-tension and self-stacking spirals - offering customers the best solution for their specific requirements. With over 65 years of innovating the future of conveyor belts, Ashworth continues to lead the market with the most conveyor belt patents in the food processing, can making, and material handling industries. Companies around the world depend on Ashworth's quality products, reliable customer service, innovative solutions and experienced Factory Service team to maximize throughput and minimize lifecycle costs.

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