Табачная промышленность

Tobacco Industry

Forbo conveyor and processing belts are in operation from the tobacco harvest to conveying the bales, to preparing the tobacco and producing the cigarettes, to conveying packaging ready for sale.

Tobacco Industry

The special challenge placed on the belts during green leaf processing, primary processing and secondary processing is the constant change in the nature of the tobacco, temperatures and the conveying required. Forbo belts are successfully used as fabric-based belts (Siegling Transilon), or plastic modular belts (Siegling Prolink), as power-transmission (Siegling Extremultus) or even timing belts (Siegling Proposition), in a number of different applications. Various customised finishes, such as profiles and sidewalls, as well as accessories like belt scrapers, offer further options specific to particular applications. In conjunction with our global service the result is a reliable full range of belt products.

Our Siegling Transilon conveyor belts of course comply with the stringent pyrolysis requirements placed by the tobacco industry. They also fulfil the regulations on plastics for unpackaged foodstuffs (EU, FDA) which equally apply to unpackaged tobacco when conveyed.

All Siegling Transilon belt types for the tobacco industry have the suffix TT in their name (TT = tobacco type).

Tobacco Industry

Green Leaf Processing

Conveyor belts can be used everywhere, regardless of whether the whole plant is harvested, or drying is carried out naturally or artificially, or whether natural, chamber or machine fermentation is applied.

All our conveyor and processing belts are quality products which stand apart for their durability, ease of use, lack of maintenance and efficiency.

Green Leaf Processing

Forbo conveyor and processing belts for tobacco processing offer a number of application-driven options to convey products reliably:

TT series

The TT suffix (TT = Tobacco Type) is added to the name of all Siegling Transilon belt types suitable for the tobacco industry. All tobacco types are food safe and pyrolysis compliant. Only conveyor belts made wholly of polyolefin, polyester or silicone fulfil the stringent requirements the tobacco industry places.

TT series

Pyrolysis compliant

The tobacco industry demands the usage of conveyor belts that don’t form any products like nitrogen, sulphur, chlorine or fluorine that are hazardous to health during combustion. This is verified by pyrolytic cleavage, i.e. by burning the belt material at 800°C in the absence of oxygen. The mass fractions of the combustion products are then identified.

Pyrolysis compliant

Regulations

The FDA's and EU’s plastics regulations on direct contact with food protect consumers from substances which present a health risk. When conveying tobacco, unwanted substances could be transferred to the tobacco. Belt manufacturers don’t just have to comply with the regulations, but also need to indicate compliance on conformity declarations. Which we do of course provide for all belts in our tobacco range.

Regulations

Primary Processing

We supply the right belt solutions for all core primary tobacco processes like slicing, conditioning, casing, flavouring, cutting, drying and expanding, as well as feeding the cigarette machines.

As a result, the tobacco can be conveyed safely and reliably through all primary processing stages. Diverse belt characteristics like good release or extreme strength are what define our products. Ideal skirt belt types, or curtain/cover materials complete the offering.

Primary Processing

Forbo conveyor and processing belts for tobacco processing offer a number of application-driven options to convey products reliably:

TT series

The TT suffix (TT = Tobacco Type) is added to the name of all Siegling Transilon belt types suitable for the tobacco industry. All tobacco types are food safe and pyrolysis compliant. Only conveyor belts made wholly of polyolefin, polyester or silicone fulfil the stringent requirements the tobacco industry places.

TT series

Pyrolysis compliant

The tobacco industry demands the usage of conveyor belts that don’t form any products like nitrogen, sulphur, chlorine or fluorine that are hazardous to health during combustion. This is verified by pyrolytic cleavage, i.e. by burning the belt material at 800°C in the absence of oxygen. The mass fractions of the combustion products are then identified.

Pyrolysis compliant

Regulations

The FDA's and EU’s plastics regulations on direct contact with food protect consumers from substances which present a health risk. When conveying tobacco, unwanted substances could be transferred to the tobacco. Belt manufacturers don’t just have to comply with the regulations, but also need to indicate compliance on conformity declarations. Which we do of course provide for all belts in our tobacco range.

Regulations

Lateral stiffness

Laterally stiff conveyor belts make belts flatter and the forming of creases more difficult. This characteristic is vital, particularly in wide belts or belts for swan-neck conveyors. A special type of fabric with multifilament warp threads and monofilament weft threads make the belts laterally stiff.

Lateral Stiffness

Troughability

Laterally soft belt characteristics encourage troughability in conveyor belts. This characteristic is essential in troughed conveyors. In this case fabric designs are used where warp and weft are flexible multi-filaments.

Troughability

Release characteristics

Release characteristics depend on the physical nature of the top face, the top face pattern and the type of products conveyed (greasy or watery). Coatings with low surface tension, such as polyolefin types, have a natural anti-adhesive effect on polar products. Special coating patterns influence product release because the contact area to the product is changed. We can offer a conveyor belt solution with the optimum release characteristics for any product.

Release characteristics

Profiles and rakes

Conveyor belts fitted with profiles for inclined conveying at a steep gradient are an alternative to metal rakes and therefore save costly set-up times. Polyester profiles are available in several shapes and dimensions and some of them can be supplied as roll material.

Ref. No. 318 | Issue 05/10
(PDF | EN | 1 MB)

Profiles and rakes

The following profiles are obtainable:

K-profiles

(10–17 mm height)

K-profiles

LB profiles/T profiles

(20–60 mm/10 mm height)

LB profiles/T profiles

Loop profiles

(20–100 mm height)

Loop profiles

Rake profiles

(max. 80 mm height)

Rake profiles

Sidewalls

A sidewall range, especially for the tobacco industry’s requirements, is available for inclined and steep tobacco conveying. There is a choice of polyester sidewalls, 40 mm to 80 mm in height.

Ref. No. 120 | Issue 08/12
(PDF | EN | 200 KB)
Ref. No. 318 | Issue 05/10
(PDF | EN | 1 MB)

Sidewalls

Skirt belts

Skirt belts are used to keep fine, dry tobacco on the belt. Which skirt belt is suitable depends mainly on the actual operating conditions and the surface of the belt. Forbo Movement Systems supplies innovative and efficient solutions tailored to customer preferences.

Skirt belts

Curtains

Curtains/covers are always used when substantial dirt (dust) can occur, e.g. at crossover points between two conveyors, or where vapour is produced, e.g. in conditioning drums. Forbo Movement Systems can offer alternative options in blue or beige.

Curtains

Belt scrapers

Gentle and effective belt cleaning with polyester scrapers. In contrast to rigid scrapers made of metal or hard plastic, Forbo scrapers are not just gentle to the surface of the belt, but to the splice too.

Article No.: 880066 | Issue 07/13
(PDF | EN | 258 KB)

Belt scrapers

Smartseal

Smartseal belt edge sealing prevents oil, grease, water and therefore bacteria from entering the belt. Fluff protruding at the belt edges is reliably prevented. This sealing method is successfully used to handle the exacting demands placed on the hygiene of conveyor belts made of synthetic materials and with fabric tension members.

Ref. No 247 | Issue 10/14
(PDF | EN | 151 KB)

Smartseal

Resistance to hydrolysis

Hydrolysis is generated when steam, high pressure and high temperature occur. However, due to their molecular chains, certain plastics like polyolefin or PVC offer very high resistance to hydrolysis. But when damp and hot products are conveyed, or steam cleaning is carried out, hydrolysis can even take place in these plastics. Then splits in the top face or delamination occur. The result of hydrolysis is a drop in mechanical strength.

Resistance to hydrolysis

Secondary Processing

Filter and cigarette manufacture is carried out in secondary processing.

Intralogistics conveying solutions ensure that the raw materials and consumables are always on the right machine at the right time and the finished cigarettes are packaged in the customary manner. We supply quality belt solutions for all processes. In addition to traditional fabric-based conveyor belts, we also offer plastic modular belts, timing or round belts, independent of whether belts for linear or curved conveying are required.

Secondary Processing

Forbo conveyor and processing belts for tobacco processing offer a number of application-driven options to convey products reliably:

TT series

The TT suffix (TT = Tobacco Type) is added to the name of all Siegling Transilon belt types suitable for the tobacco industry. All tobacco types are food safe and pyrolysis compliant. Only conveyor belts made wholly of polyolefin, polyester or silicone fulfil the stringent requirements the tobacco industry places.

TT series

Pyrolysis compliant

The tobacco industry demands the usage of conveyor belts that don’t form any products like nitrogen, sulphur, chlorine or fluorine that are hazardous to health during combustion. This is verified by pyrolytic cleavage, i.e. by burning the belt material at 800°C in the absence of oxygen. The mass fractions of the combustion products are then identified.

Pyrolysis compliant

Regulations

The FDA's and EU’s plastics regulations on direct contact with food protect consumers from substances which present a health risk. When conveying tobacco, unwanted substances could be transferred to the tobacco. Belt manufacturers don’t just have to comply with the regulations, but also need to indicate compliance on conformity declarations. Which we do of course provide for all belts in our tobacco range.

Regulations

Profiles and rakes

Conveyor belts fitted with profiles for inclined conveying at a steep gradient are an alternative to metal rakes and therefore save costly set-up times. Polyester profiles are available in several shapes and dimensions and some of them can be supplied as roll material.

Ref. No. 318 | Issue 05/10
(PDF | EN | 1 MB)

Profiles and rakes

The following profiles are obtainable:

1. K-profiles
(10–17 mm height)

2. LB profiles/T profiles
(20–60 mm/10 mm height)

3. Loop profiles
(20–100 mm height)

4. Rake profiles
(max. 80 mm height)

 Profiles and rakes

Sidewalls

A sidewall range, especially for the tobacco industry’s requirements, is available for inclined and steep tobacco conveying. There is a choice of polyester sidewalls, 40 mm to 80 mm in height.

Ref. No. 120 | Issue 08/12
(PDF | EN | 200 KB)
Ref. No. 318 | Issue 05/10
(PDF | EN | 1 MB)

Sidewalls

Smartseal

Smartseal belt edge sealing prevents oil, grease, water and therefore bacteria from entering the belt. Fluff protruding at the belt edges is reliably prevented. This sealing method is successfully used to handle the exacting demands placed on the hygiene of conveyor belts made of synthetic materials and with fabric tension members.

Ref. No 247 | Issue 10/14
(PDF | EN | 151 KB)

Smartseal

Amp Miser™

Amp Miser™ conveyor belts are an impressive example of energy saving. In comparison with standard belts, these conveyor belts and their special underside fabric qualities (patented) have a radically lower friction coefficient to steel, so that energy savings of up to 40% are achievable.

Ref. No. 238 | Issue 02/12
(PDF | EN | 610 KB)

Amp Miser™