IPCO’s world-class steel belts for the WBP industry

Steel belt manufacturer IPCO is a world-leading supplier of premium quality steel press belts used in the production of wood-based panel products, including particle board, MDF, OSB and laminated veneer lumber.

Its Indian operation provides service support to WBP manufacturers across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, undertaking installations, preventative maintenance and repair work.

They can also call upon the support of the company’s global service specialists, the Press Priority Team, a group of troubleshooting belt technicians who can assist customers anywhere in the world.

IPCO has developed a range of patented service tools that enable its engineers to carry out repairs to the highest standards. Among these is the QuickDisc Plus 500, used for removing the damaged area of a belt and cutting out a replacement disc from the spare section that is supplied with every belt for this very purpose.

This self-contained cutting and welding system enables repairs to damaged areas on steel press belts up to 480 mm in diameter. Another important tool is the Shotpeener Pro. This is used to repair deformities that can appear in a press belt over time and can be employed without stopping production or dismantling the belt.

The tool incorporates several technical advances, resulting in faster results and 30% greater flattening capacity, enabling the restoration of belts that might

previously have been beyond repair. IPCO supplies press belts in two main steel grades: IPCO 1100C, a carbon grade for single-opening presses, and IPCO 1650SM, a stainless grade for double-belt presses.

Its production facility in Sandviken, Sweden, is certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001:2018, and can supply press belts to virtually any length, in widths of up to 620 mm and in thicknesses from 1.2 to 3.5 mm.



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