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Bake oven belts

Sandvik is the world's largest manufacturer of steel bake oven belts, supplying OEMs and end users around the world.

With its flat, smooth surface and outstanding thermal properties, a Sandvik bake oven belt delivers perfectly baked cookies, biscuits, cakes, bread and more. Add exceptional ease of cleaning for maximum hygiene and unparalleled durability for a great ROI and you have a guaranteed recipe for success.

Unparalleled versatility for bakeries

Available in solid or perforated form, steel belts are suitable for baking products as diverse as bread, biscuits, brownies, crackers, pastries, sponges, all-butter cookies and pizza bases, and can also be used in finishing operations such as cutting, creaming and chocolate enrobing.

Exceptional baking performance

The thermal properties of a steel belt make it ideal for an application where temperatures can reach as high as 400ºC. The belt remains stable, provides excellent thermal conductivity for good baking performance and consistent product quality, and delivers clean product release, ensuring that high product quality standards are maintained.

High standards of hygiene

Its hard, flat, smooth surface also means it's easier – and therefore more economical – to clean than a wire mesh belt, enabling the highest standards of hygiene to be maintained.

Attractive return on investment

While initial investment costs might be higher for a solid or perforated steel belt, the figures look very different when lifetime costs are compared.

Low energy for environmental benefits

Being significantly lighter than other conveying materials, steel belts have lower operating costs as less energy is needed to 'drive' the belt through the oven. They also cost less to heat, and as up to 25% of a bake oven's total energy is used to heat the belt, this means significant potential for savings.

Long-lasting bake oven belts

Steel belts offer good tension and tracking characteristics – and resistance to stretching too – for low maintenance requirements. And their exceptional durability means that a working life of 20+ years is not unusual; some have lasted more than half a century.

Cleaning and sanitising belts

Sandvik's QuickCleaner system is an innovative cleaning and sanitising process that removes the carbon residues – and potentially hazardous acrylamide – that can build up on bake oven belts.

Case studies

AM FornosAM Fornos

AM Fornos is one of the most sought-after bake oven OEMs in Brazil, a company whose reputation for engineering excellence has resulted in a waiting list for its services.

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Sandvik Kraft Foods case studyKraft Foods

Kraft Foods China recently took the decision to switch a bake line at its Shanghai factory from crackers to cookies. The key aspect of any such switchover is a move from wire-mesh to a solid steel belt.

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Sandvik Sepa Srl case studySepa Srl

Cleaning the carbon residue that builds up on bake oven belts is time-consuming, costly and unpleasant. Sandvik has developed an effective, hygienic and environmentally friendly new way of cleaning steel belts.

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QuickCleaner

The Sandvik QuickCleaner represents a major advance in steel belt cleaning technology, enabling press belts to be returned to premium operating condition for a cost significantly less than that of comparable methods.

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Sandvik bake oven belts

A wide product range of quality, solid and perforated belts, skid bars and belt accessories, backed by high service and technical support levels, is available worldwide through a local presence in all of our existing and developing markets.

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Service instructions for Sandvik steel belts

A properly installed and maintained Sandvik bake oven belt will give many years' reliable service. To achieve satisfactory operation ensure that the guidelines described in our service guide are followed carefully.

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