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Drop Belts


Drop Belt

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Conveying Equipment - Heavy Duty Drop Belt

The Mellott Heavy Duty Drop Belt is designed to remove slabs by conveying them onto a conveyor that is located under the rollcase line.

Operated by dual heavy steel cushioned air cylinders, the Drop Belt is lowered for slab removal and raised for lumber and cants to continue on the rollcase line for other operations.

The Drop Belt is equipped with a deflector or shear rail which insures that lumber, cants or slabs will slide onto the belt.

A drop out space of 18" to 24" between the end of the Drop Belt and downstream rolls will remove knots, short slabs, etc., without lowering the belt.

The Drop Belt crank mechanism for raising and lowering the belt has been improved. It now uses dual cylinders, 1" thick flame cut arms and 3" diameter cam followers.

The Drop Belt frame has been improved. It is constructed of 1/4" wall structural tubing for added strength.

QM Blue Brute bearings are used on all pivots. These Bearings are double row spherical bearings with cast steel housings.

Heavy wall conveyor pulleys are standard on all Drop Belts.

Drop Belt Brochure
Mellott Drop Belt - Heavy Duty - Pulleys, Bearings and Belting
Mellott Drop Belts are completely assembled, wired and tested at our facility.


Mellott Drop Belt with Optional Retracting Pins
Mellott Drop Belt - Side View
Mellott Drop Belt with Cant Lift Arms

Main System Components

Top of Belt Height:32"
Minimum Carriage Height:38"
Belt:PVC CBS 350 with Flexco R2 Hinged Rivet Lacer
Belt Widths:24" & 30"
Lengths:11'-6", 13' & 15'
Drive Shaft:2-7/16"
Bearings:2-7/16" QM Blue Brute, Spherical Roller Bearings
Drive:Sumitomo 5 HP Reducer with 5 HP Motor
Drive Pulley:Heavy Duty 12" Diameter, 3/8" Wall with Lagging
Take Up Pulley:Heavy Duty 8" Diameter, 3/8" Wall Thickness
Air Cylinder:Dual 6" Bore Steel Rexroth Cylinders
Control:Electric Footswitch
Drop Belt Dimensions
Mellott Drop Belt with Optional Retracting Pins
Mellott Drop Belt with Mellott Bandsaw and Rollcase