Modular Conveyor Belt handles right and left turns.

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Injection molded with NG™ Evo thermoplastic or long-wearing XPG low-friction acetal, System Plast™ 2257 Series is suited for unit material handling in manufacturing, distribution centers, and assembly operations. Side-flexing modular plastic belt features universal design that allows both left and right turns, as well as S-curves. Available in 1 in. pitch and standard widths of 9–24 in., belt handles minimum radius as small as 17.13 in. and is rated for max working load of 450 lb.

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New Universal Side-flexing Modular Conveyor Belt Handles Left and Right Turns, and S-curves

Patent-pending design is available in energy-saving NG™ Evo or long-wearing XPG thermoplastics. Ideal for unit material handling in manufacturing, distribution centers, assembly operations, etc.

FLORENCE, Ky. — Emerson's Power Transmission Solutions business introduces at Pack Expo its new System Plast™ 2257 Series side-flexing modular plastic belt for unit handling. The new belt features a patent-pending universal design that allows both left and right turns, and S-curves. At Pack Expo, it will be demonstrated in a high-speed bidirectional application that highlights the product's low noise, low energy requirement and design flexibility.

Produced in the U.S., Series 2257 belt is injection molded with the new proprietary NG Evo thermoplastic or long wearing XPG low-friction acetal. It is available in a one inch (25.4 mm) pitch, in standard widths of nine to 24 inches, with four different clip styles to meet the retention requirements of the application. Rated for a maximum working load of 450 lb (2,000 N), it is ideal for unit handling applications where it can maintain product orientation through turns. Series 2257 belt handles a minimum radius as small as 17.13 inches, excellent for compact system layouts or spiral conveyors. Thermoplastic construction makes the belt highly resistant to thermal changes, corrosive chemicals and abrasion.  A low coefficient of friction and low moisture absorption allow conveyance of heavy loads with minimal horsepower.

Available in unique NG Evo thermoplastic

NG Evo is a proprietary thermoplastic designed for high-speed running with exceptionally low noise and energy requirements. Based on original NG resin, the new NG Evo has a lower coefficient of friction, higher breaking load, greater elasticity and higher wear resistance. The companion Nolu®-S wear strips and guides reduce friction even further. They are made of a unique resin with a solid lubricant that dramatically reduces the coefficient of friction. The combination of NG Evo chain and Nolu-S wear strips can reduce a conveyor’s energy requirements by up to 30 percent, with service life as much as five times greater.

Plant engineers can determine their own potential conveyor cost savings using a new mobile app that calculates cost reductions from various choices of motors, drives and flat-top conveyor chains, as well as quick changeover guide rails. The FREE mobile app can be obtained from the mobile app page at

To learn more, visit or contact an Emerson application engineer. A free mobile app available at the iTunes store, entitled “Power Transmission Solutions Product Library,” allows searches across multiple product lines and placing information on a personal bookshelf. Interactive page-flip versions of the catalogs can also be accessed at

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion.  For more information, visit

About Emerson Industrial AutomationTM

Emerson Industrial Automation (, a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Browning®, Control Techniques, Jaure®, Kop-Flex®, Leroy-Somer®, McGill®, Morse®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, Rollway®, SealMaster®, and System Plast™.  For more information, visit


Jeff Himes

Emerson Industrial Automation

Power Transmission Solutions

Tel:  859.727.5263

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