Belt Technologies (Agawam, MA) now offers a line of stainless steel vacuum belts for use in the production of solar cells. They run without lubrication of any kind, minimize variations in surface speed, and don’t stretch. The continuous-length belts minimize debris buildup and eliminate frequent shutdowns. In addition, the belts can have customizable perforation patterns, allowing for a high level of prevision and accuracy.
For more information on Belt Technology products, go to www.metalbelts.com.