IPCO steel belts have the potential to bring new levels of print speed and accuracy to digital print lines. Flat, straight and up to 6x more stable than plastic belts, steel belts enable high quality printing at higher speeds.

In independent tests, the vibration of steel and plastic belts on a digital printing press was tested at speeds of up to 300 m/min and the results were dramatic. Steel belts showing as much as six times less amplitude than plastic. And greater stability means great precision.

Steel belts also have the advantage of stretch free performance, resulting in consistent belt positioning throughout its lifetime to deliver maximum print accuracy.

We can manufacture steel belts to virtually any length and width, in thicknesses from 0.4 mm upwards. We can produce them in solid form or punched with perforations for use with vacuum systems. And every belt is tested to meet the highest standards of flatness and straightness and thickness.

Applications range from large format corrugated packaging to full colour shelf-ready materials designed for retail impact. This flexibility extends to substrates too, enabling fast, high precision printing on everything from thick plastic film to furniture board, edge banding and ceramic tiles.

 

High speed
Higher belt speed, for greater productivity.

High precision
Greater precision, due to virtually vibration free operation.

More productive
Less downtime, thanks to the easy-clean properties of stainless steel.

IPCO service
IPCO worldwide service support 24/7.

High Precision Tracking
Our High Precision Tracking (HPT) system offers fast, accurate belt tracking to within +/- 0.1 mm. Find out about our wide ranges of tracking solutions and other conveyor components here.

 

 

Interview: IPCO and Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT – vibration analysis plastic belts vs. steel belts