Staggered sidewall belt for Dorner’s AquaPruf VBT Conveyor features Vertical Belt Technology, which makes it easier to clean and sanitize, provides greater pocket capacity, and also requires less maintenance than a traditional bucket elevator. Dorner spent more than a year developing the staggered sidewall belt with its belt manufacturing partner. Focusing its efforts into developing the belt first, Dorner engineered the rest of the conveyor around the belt; the result is a new sanitary conveyor with a complete redesign of the industry-standard pleated sidewall belts commonly used for vertical lift conveying applications.

Features and benefits of the new staggered sidewall belt and AquaPruf Vertical Belt Conveyor include:
• Quick belt change in 20 minutes
• Self-releasing sidewall for improved product release
• Staggered sidewall that can be individually and easily repaired if damaged
• Clean-trough sidewall design for improved cleanability
• Open frame, toolless sanitary design for fast cleaning
• Drive gearmotor located on main column outside food drop zone
• Customizable product sizes available in 25 days or less
• Belt speed up to 100 feet per minute