Some years ago, presumably on cost grounds, it was decided to use modular belt chains manufactured by one of our competitors. These did not appear to us to be sufficiently robust. Our new heavy-duty modular belt, M6420, gave us an excellent opportunity to win an order in 2006, when it became clear that the competitor’s product could not cope with the high demands placed on it. In this instance it was clearly demonstrated that a solution that originally seems good value for money can prove more expensive in the long run.
An M6420 test belt fitted at the end of 2006 ran for six months to the customer’s complete satisfaction before the company decided to equip an additional 17 conveyors with our modular belt as well.