As the name implies, wide belts are larger sanding belts with widths of 13 inches or more. Wide belts are used in industrial wide belt sanders. Wide belt sanders utilize a conveyor belt to run a workpiece through the machine where material is uniformly removed by the sanding belt.
Wide belt sanders are commonly used in furniture manufacturing to finish larger pieces like cabinet doors. The sanders can be used for a variety of materials, including wood and metal. Fintech Abrasives manufactures a wide range of wide belts and has been a leader in producing industrial grade abrasives for over 35 years. We can produce belts up to 62 inches in width.
Our wide belts are available in two different grain types: open coat aluminum oxide and zirconia. Open coat aluminum oxide is great for working with softer woods like spruce, cedar, and pine. The additional space between grains that an open coating provides reduces debri buildup, which can extend the life of the belt.
Zirconia wide belts are ideal for hardwoods and metals. Zirconia is one of the strongest abrasive grains on the market. It will outlast and outperform aluminum oxide making it ideal for tougher applications. Zirconia works best with high pressure and is ideal for coarse to medium grit applications.
The wide belt best for your application is going to depend largely on what you’re trying to remove or finish. You can view our wide belts by application. We have filters for wood, hardwood/metal, and paint and finish applications. You can also speak with a Fintech Abrasive technician if you’re not sure which belt would be best for your use case.
Don’t see the belt size you need listed on our site? Many of our wide belts are already made to order. We have the capacity to custom manufacture wide belts in any size you may need. You can request a free quote or place an order for custom wide belts by calling (888) 223-8768 or filling out our custom order form.
Fintech provides wide belts for industrial manufacturers around the world. We can ship wide belts internationally. However, we request that you contact us directly for shipping quotes if you’re looking to place an order outside of the United States.
Our wide sanding belts are manufactured and shipped directly from our Michigan factory in Belding. At Fintech, we aim to ship our wide belts within 3-4 business days from the date you place your order. If you order a belt that’s in-stock before 11am, your order will typically ship within 24 hours.
As a family-owned manufacturer, the Fintech team takes great pride in offering unrivaled customer service. Our abrasive technicians can help answer questions about any of our abrasive products and point you in the right direction if you’re not sure which product would be best for your needs. You can speak with a technician by calling (888) 223-8768 or filling out a contact form.