Applications in the food & beverage industry
Cutting & packaging machines
(cheese & salami)
High quality standards with regard to cleanliness and efficiency.
Beverage vending machines
Sophisticated technology with minimum space requirement.
Transport of foodstuffs
(with round section belts)
Everything must work reliably, without stoppages and
with perfect timing.
A tidy solution
thanks to optibelt
MIHO, based in northern Hesse in Germany, is a leading manufacturer of empty bottle inspection systems for the beverage industry. The company had been experiencing problems with the open-pore coating of the transport belts in the camera-controlled inspection systems. The coating was absorbing too much moisture, resulting in defective goods and bacteriological contamination. So, in cooperation with Optibelt, a new sandwich coating was developed using a neoprene foam combined with a dimpled PVC membrane. This system has shown itself to be optimally effective in practice.
Optima GmbH, based in Schwäbisch Hall in Germany, is the first European manufacturer to offer packaging machines for paper and hygiene products on the Far Eastern Market.
To ensure that the packaging film is fed through these machines with great precision, the company uses vacuum timing belts made by Optibelt. The significant feature here is the impressed top-surface structure, which was specially developed for this application with the help of Optibelt. The depth of this structure produces a circular suction effect on the belt top surface, allowing the film to be transported quickly and efficiently.