De-gating and Sorting
Magaldi Superbelt®

The Magaldi Superbelt® is a steel belt made of partially overlapping steel pans bolted onto a steel double-wire mesh, that forms a virtually sealed conveyor belt.
The patented method of connecting the pans to the mesh belt leaves all elements free to thermally expand in any direction without permanent deformation. As a result, the Superbelt® withstands temperatures higher than any other known conveyor. Its design is based on a multi-link concept. Even if the double-wire mesh is severely damaged, the conveyor continues to run without sudden failures and the plant operators can schedule its maintenance according to operation needs.
Moreover, the steel belt is supported by carrying idlers across its entire width in order to withstand heavy mechanical loads. Next to the loading points, the idlers can be closely spaced or mounted onto a shock absorber frame.
The Superbelt® conveys materials very slowly without any vibrating or shaking, thus no dust is released externally and noise is at minimum levels. This contributes to a healthy and more comfortable working environment for plant operators. In the foundry sector, the Magaldi Superbelt® “PR or PRZ types” is provided with turn-down sidewalls to facilitate the sorting activities, thus offering an ideal slowly moving working table for the operators.

The main advantages of the Magaldi Superbelt® as applied for de-gating and sorting activities are: 

  • when using hydraulic wedges, compressed air guns or hammers, the operators find a more comfortable working table due to the absence of vibrations. In the case of activities carried out through manipulators, the Superbelt® is properly designed to withstand the heaviest duty conditions;
  • installed directly at the exit of the shakeout machines or rotating drums, the Superbelt® is capable of steep inclinations thus reducing its overall footprint and related capex;
  • contrarily to conventional vibrating technologies, the Superbelt® does not generate or disperse any dust to the environment, thus effectively contributing to lowering the crystalline silica problem in foundries;
  • noise and power demand are at minimum levels compared to alternative solutions.