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Advantage - The Only USDA Accepted Plastic Spiral Belt

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Ashworth's Advantage is the First & Only NSF Certified, USDA Accepted, BISSC Certified and Third Party Verified Spiral Belt

A NEW ADVANTAGE IN SPIRAL & TURN CURVE CONVEYOR BELTING
The innovative design of the new Advantage hybrid conveyor belts combines acetal links and modules with rigid stainless steel rods, making the Advantage 120 and 200 ideal for use in food processing applications where product release and sanitation is critical. The unique design facilitates an exceptionally large open area without compromising belt rigidity and strength. The Advantage spiral belts are designed for freezing and cooling applications and have truly superior sanitation characteristics due to the open module design and double slotted links.

FULLY-SLOTTED MEANS CLEAN
The stainless steel rods of the Advantage belts are impervious to harsh detergents. The open design and fully-slotted links permit unparalleled access to the rods to flush out food and chemical residues. The result is the optimal spiral conveyor belt, providing durability, high strength and efficient sanitation.

TESTED AND CERTIFIED TO NSF/3-A/ANSI 14159-3
Conventional modular plastic conveyor belt designs can trap food and cleaning solution residues in the hinge area between the rod and the module. These residues can contaminate your product and over time, aggressive cleaning solutions can weaken plastic rods.

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By improving upon the competition's all-plastic belts, Ashworth developed the first and only spiral/turn-curve belt that is NSF Tested and Certified, as well as USDA Accepted for cleanability performance - the Advantage 120/200 series of belts! No other spiral belt manufacturer has achieved certification or acceptance. The competition has been tested, but only the Advantage is proven cleanable. View NSF Certificate. View Online Listing.

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This rigorous standard was developed by the NSF Joint Committee on Food Processing Equipment using the consensus process described by the American National Standards Institute. The standard establishes hygiene requirements for the design of mechanical conveyor belts used in meat and poultry processing. The USDA now uses this standard as the sole basis for acceptance of conveyor belts used on poultry and meat processing facilities. 

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BISSC CERTIFICATION KEEPS BAKERIES MOVING
The Advantage line is also BISSC Certified and Third Party Verified under BISSC standard ANSI/BISSC/Z50.2-2003, Section 4.7, Design Requirements for Conveyors. Compliance to this standard is the commercial baker's guarantee that his bakery equipment was carefully designed to be easily and effectively cleaned, thereby promoting food safety and sanitation. 

HIGHEST TENSION RATINGS & BEAM STRENGTH
Ashworth prides itself on offering tension ratings consistent with real-world use. Maximum Allowable Tension Ratings incorporate a built-in safety factor to allow for the belt to safely absorb tension peaks that occur in spiral/turn-curve conveyor systems. The Advantage hybrid design achieves tension ratings up to 2.5 times higher than the competition's all-plastic belts in spiral applications. A backbone of stainless steel rods adds beam strength that allows the Advantage belts to support heavier product loads using less support rails and without sagging.

GREATEST OPEN AREA & LEAST PRESSURE DROP
The Advantage design also provides the largest open area available in spiral belting today - 67% - for maximum airflow and cleanability, without compromising product support. In fact, ETL, an independent testing agency found the Advantage belts to have up to 370% less pressure drop than the leading competitors' all-plastic belts. This allows spiral evaporator fans to run with less resistance and use less energy.

NO BLACK SPECKS - GUARANTEED
The metal/plastic hybrid design of the Advantage eliminates the possibility of black specks. With the acetal plastic modules and links, there is no instance of stainless steel rubbing against stainless steel, a primary cause of black speck.

SUPERIOR PRODUCT HANDLING
The Advantage hybrid belts combine an all-plastic contact surface for excellent product release, while stainless steel rods provide superior beam strength.

EASY INSTALLATION & REPAIR
When installing or repairing a belt, you need to be up and running again as soon as possible. The Advantage belts feature Ashworth's patented rod-locking system, which requires no clips or fasteners. Rods can be removed or installed on the system in seconds, using only a screwdriver. Unlike plastic rods, steel rods retain their original shape and remain easy to remove, even after years of operation.

Product Applications

  • Spiral Freezer Belt
  • Spiral Cooler Belt
  • Spiral Proofer Belt
  • Turn Curve Transfer Belt (Can incorporate turns and straight runs)
  • Industrial Application Heavy Duty Conveyor Belt