The proven conveyor belt technology

Flat-Flex® conveyor belts have over 85 years of trusted performance, promoting maximum flow-through for many applications in various industries. Flat-Flex® belts are USDA Accepted and designed to be cleaned-in-place. With more than five thousand belt configurations available, Flat-Flex® belts can vary in materials used, wire diameter, spacing, design pattern and lateral width.

Flat-Flex<sup>®</sup>

  • Transport
  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Drying
  • Cooling
  • Coating
  • Drainage
  • Freezing
  • Enrobing
  • Frying
  • Baking
  • Dough Rolling
  • Battering
  • Breading
  • Shrink Wrapping
  • Sterilisation
  • Soldering
  • Architectural Mesh
  • Shuttling
  • Turning
  • Side Shifting
  • Collating
  • Crumbing
  • Searing
  • Glazing
  • Preparation
  • Sieving

Flat-Flex® conveyor belt advantages:

The unique features of Flat-Flex® conveyor belts offer numerous benefits that increase productivity, help contain costs and improve your overall product quality, including:

  • The largest proportion of open-mesh area available- up to 86%
  • Easy to clean, clean-in-place design
  • No-slip, positive drive
  • Very low belt mass
  • Smallest diameter end rolls and drive rolls
  • Positive driven for accurate tracking
  • USDA Accepted

Flat-Flex® belts are available in a wide variety of materials, the standard is 302 stainless steel. Other materials available include: 316 stainless steel, various carbon steel, and high temperature performance materials.

Flat-Flex’s C-CureEdge® Technology is an available option for most Flat-Flex® belts. This technology eliminates the possibility of the belt edge catching and tangling.

Standard Belt Data

Flat-Flex® is available in a wide range of wire diameters & pitches. The below data is an extract from our full range of Flat-Flex® belting. There is a wider range of pitch and wire diameter variations available, please ask our customer service team or technical sales engineers if you do not see the specification you require.

Edge Loop Types:

C-Cure-Edge® Double Loop Edge (DLE) Single Loop Edge (SLE)
Check the reference chart below for edge availability per mesh

Flat-Flex® Imperial Reference Chart:

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Nominal Strands Per Foot, Wire Diameter Actual Pitch Strands Per Foot Opening between Wires Standard Edge Loop Size (inches +/-.0156) Weight Min. Transfer Diameter (grooved) Typical Open Area Edge Availability
Single Loop Edge (SLE) Double Loop Edge (DLE) C-Cure Edge (SLE CC)
72 x .035″ .167″ 72 .132″ 0.188″ 0.26 lbs/sq.ft 0.375″ 77%
72 x .050″ .167″ 72 .117″ 0.188″ 0.53 lbs/sq.ft 0.438″ 67.5%
54 x .035″ .222″ 54 .187″ 0.188″ 0.2 lbs/sq.ft 0.500″ 82.5%
48 x .050″ .250″ 48 .200″ 0.313″ 0.37 lbs/sq.ft 0.625″ 77.5%
42 x .050″ .289″ 41.5 .239″ *0.281″ 0.33 lbs/sq.ft 0.625″ 80%
42 x .062″ .289″ 41.5 .230″ *0.281″ 0.52 lbs/sq.ft 0.750″ 75%
32 x .072″ .375″ 32 .303″ 0.313″ 0.58 lbs/sq.ft 1.000″ 79%
32 x .082″ .375″ 32 .293″ 0.313″ 0.72 lbs/sq.ft 0.875″ 75%
27 x .050″ .453″ 26.5 .403″ 0.25″ 0.24 lbs/sq.ft 1.000″ 86%
24 x .072″ .500″ 24 .428″ 0.281″ 0.44 lbs/sq.ft 1.125″ 82%
24 x .092″ .500″ 24 .408″ 0.5″ 0.73 lbs/sq.ft 1.250″ 78%
24 x .110″ .500″ 24 .390″ 0.512″ 1.04 lbs/sq.ft 1.500″ 72%
15 x .092″ .774″ 15 .682″ 0.313″ 0.52 lbs/sq.ft 1.500″ 85%

*Other dimensions available and may be more common

Flat-Flex® Metric Reference Chart:

Strands Per Foot, Wire Diameter and nominal pitch Pitch (nominal) Opening between Wires (nominal) Standard Edge Loop Size Weight Min. Transfer Diameter (grooved) Typical Open Area Edge Availability
Single Loop Edge (SLE) Double Loop Edge (DLE) C-Cure Edge (SLE CC)
6mm x 1.27 (50.8) 6mm 4.72mm 6.35mm 1.90kg/sq.mts 7.94mm 76%
9mm x 1.57 (33.9) 9mm 7.42mm 12.70mm 2.14kg/sq.mts 12.70mm 79%
12mm x 1.83 (25.4) 12mm 10.16mm 7.14mm 2.25kg/sq. mts 15.88mm 81%

The Most Common Flat-Flex® Drive Components:

Strands per foot x Wire Diameter Sprocket Diameter Number of Teeth Root Diameter Bore Sprockets part number Blanks part number
72 x .035 and 72 x .050 1.25”
2.00”
2.00”
20
34
34
1.08”
1.85”
1.85”
1/2”
3/4”
1”
G72-125S050
G72-2S075
G72-2S100
B108S050
B185S075
B185S100
54 x .035 and 27 x .050 2.00”
3.00”
3.00”
25
39
39
1.80”
2.80”
2.80”
3/4”
3/4”
1”
G54-2S075
G54-3S075
G54-3S100
B180S075
B280S075
B280S100
48 x .050 1.25”
2.00”
3.00”
3.00”
13
22
35
35
1.08”
1.77”
2.80”
2.80”
1/2”
3/4”
3/4”
1”
G48-125S050
G48-2S075
G48-3S075
G48-3S100
B108S050
B177S075
B280S075
B280S100
42 x .050 and 42 x .062 1.25”
1.25”
1.25”
2.00”
2.00”
3.00”
3.00”
12
12
12
20
20
29
29
1.08”
1.08”
1.08”
1.80”
1.80”
2.67”
2.67”
1/2”
5/8”
3/4”
3/4”
1”
3/4”
1”
G42-125S050
G42-125S063
G42-125S075
G42-2S075
G42-2S100
G42-3S075
G42-3S100
B108S050
B108S063
B108S075
B180S075
B180S100
B267S075
B267S100
32 x .082 2.00”
3.00”
4.25”
15
22
32
1.80”
2.66”
3.85”
3/4”
1”
1”
G32-2S075
G32-3S100
G32-425S100
B180S075
B266S100
B385S100
24 x .072 and 24 x .092 1.63”
2.00”
3.00”
3.00”
4.25”
8
11
17
17
24
1.28”
1.77”
2.70”
2.70”
3.83″
3/4”
3/4”
3/4”
1”
1”
G24-163S075
G24-2S075
G24-3S075
G24-3S100
G24-425S100
B128S075
B177S075
B270S075
B270S100
B383S100
15 x .092 3.00”
4.25”
10
15
2.58”
3.75”
3/4”
1”
G15-3S075
G15-425S100
B258S075
B375S100
• The sprockets listed above are made from stainless steel material. • For plastic material change the letter “S” to “D.”
• Sprockets and Blanks are produced without a keyway. Add a “K” to the part # (for example, G24-35100K). • Sprockets are supplied with two set screws, blanks are supplied with one.

Materials available:

Flat-Flex® belts are available in a wide variety of materials; the standard is 1.4310 (302) stainless steel. Other materials available include: 1.4404 (316L) stainless steel, various carbon steels, and specialist materials suitable for high temperature applications.

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Flat-Flex® product brochure
Joining Flat-Flex® single loop edge
How to identify a Flat-Flex® conveyor belt
Flat-Flex® support brochure
Joining Flat-Flex® double loop edge
How to make joining clips
Installing joining clips
EZ-Splice® joining instructions
Sprocket Placement
Flat-Flex® trouble shooting guide
Flat-Flex® USDA equipment acceptance certificate

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