Sidewalls ensure controlled transport of products conveyed in straight, inclined or declined directions. Thanks to the specific wavy shape, the sidewalls can be relatively high and still run around relatively small pulley diameters. This ensures a good balance between conveying capacity and pulley diameters. The sidewalls prevent product spilling, and are often combined with cleats.
Sidewalls can be produced with and without fabric reinforcements. Fabric-reinforced sidewalls are more tear resistant, making it better suitable to convey more abrasive materials. Within applications that require a high hygiene standard, monolithic sidewalls are more flexible and unsensitive for potential product contamination due to liquid absorption into the fabrics. Sidewalls can be produced in a wide range of colours, thicknesses and materials.