Hinged Steel Conveyor Belts
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Wardcraft Hinged Steel Belts for Longer, Jam-Resistant Service

  • Steel Belt
  • Steel Belt

Wardcraft Hinged Steel Belts: for Longer Jam – Resistant Service

  • Any conveyor belt width 3″ to 60″ in 1″ increments
  • Overlapping, interlocking side wings for extra strength
  • Side wings pivoted on axles for easy replacement
  • Continuous one-segment apron width available
  • Plain, pimpled, or pimpled and perforated surface
  • 2-1/2″ pitch on axle centers
  • Low profile belt assembly available
  • Wardcraft offers a 2-1/2″ pitch hinged steel belt to replace most other brands. 4″ and 6″ pitch replacement conveyor belts also available.
  • Our delivery sets the industry standard

  • Steel Belt
    Hinged steel conveyor belt without side bar. Rollers are hardened steel 1-1/2″ (38 mm) diameter x 3/4″ (19 mm) side tapered to reduce drag resistance. (Note details of the interlocking side wing design.)
  • Steel Belt
    Belt with side bars has twice the chain pull rating of a belt without side bars, Double side bars are optional.
  • Steel Belt
    Divided belt provides separate lanes for segregation of parts or materials.

Belt Dimension

Wardcraft Hinged Steel Conveyor Belt Specifications

Belt Widths*

3* (76 mm) to 60″ (1524 mm) in 1″ (25 mm) increments


Pimpled SurfacePimpled/Perforated SurfacePlain Surface

12 gauge (.1046″ – 2.7 mm)

3 pimples per linear inch

2 pimples/1 perforation per linear inch. Hole size 1/8″ (3.2 mm)

Also available

Interlocking Side Wings

Shafts (Axies)

10 gauge (.1345″ – 3.4 mm)

7/16* (11 mm) dia, high carbon steel


Sprockets (Std. Profile)

10 gauge high alloy steel

6 tooth 5″ (127 mm) PD, cast iron

Sprockets (Low Profile)

Rollers (Std. Profile)

5-tooth, 4.25″ (108 mm) PD, cast iron

1-1/2″ (38 mm) dia. x 3/4″ (19 mm) face, steel with ID and rolling surfaces heat-treated to 64 Rockwell .008″ (.20 mm) deep, Larger diameter than competitors and side-tapered for additional life.

Rollers(Low Profile)

Cleats (Std. Profile)

1-1/4 (32 mm) dia. x 3/4″ (19 mm) face, and as above.

1/4 (6.4 mm) flat stock, 1-1/2″ (38 mm) high; cleat centers in 2-1/2″ (64 mm) increments. Perforated, notched or tapered cleats optional.

Cleats (Low Profile)

Same as above except 15/16″ (24 mm) high.

Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice MADE IN THE U.S.A.

* Belt width on Wardcraft steel hinge belts is measured between the side wings, as shown on the inside pages, unlike some other manufacturers whose belt width includes side wings. Accurate measurement of the width of the belt between and to the outside of side wings is critical to the manufacture a correct replacement belt.



Unique features of Wardcraft’s heavy duty hinged steel bells permit continuous conveyor operation under demanding conditions and minimize downtime when belt repairs may be required.

Wardcraft steel Conveyor belts withstand heat, shock and abusive environment, and run in coolant/water/oil agents. Application include the conveying of stampings, forgings, and scrap metal, and the removal of all types of chips (cast iron, steel, aluminum, copper, brass, bronze…). These belts are also used In quench conveyors.


The belt’s overlapping and interlocking side wings form an integral surface that gives added strength to the belt assembly. The overlapping wings, made of special heavy gauge steel, provide a strong inner surface that resists the jamming of parts or material being conveyed.

There is a close tolerance fit between the apron shaft (axle) and the wings through which the shaft passes. The wings are installed on the shafts and can be separately replaced, if necessary. There are no welds to drill out or grind down to disassemble the wings. The retainer can be simply removed and the damaged wing replaced in a few minutes.


Wardcraft’s hinged steel conveyor belt has a 2-1/2″ (64 mm) pitch and is available in any width from 3″ (76 mm) to 60″ (1524 mm) in 1″ (25 mm) increments, at no extra charge, and in any length desired. Warcraft’s standard belt can replace Jorgensen and New London belts, and can be modified to replace Mayfran, Prab, Transcon and most other makes (total belt replacement is required).

Wardcraft also offers cleats with centers spaced in 2-1/2″ (64 mm) increments, and sprockets with either a plain bore, or bored and keyed/bushed to your specifications.


Plain, pimpled, or pimpled and perforated belt surfaces are available to suit your application. In addition, a divided belt with vertical lanes can be provided as desired.

Side wing heights (forn apron surface to the top of the side wings) are 1.12″ (38 mm) for the standard profile belt assembly, and 15/16″ (24 mm) for the low profile model.

Wardcraft’s low profile conveyor belt assembly is used where clearance is a problem; for example, in certain applications on cold heading and screw machines. The unit is available with 15/16″ (24 mm) high cleats, and exposed side wing belt construction.


An optional one-piece, full-width apron strengthens the belt assembly against center pressures and shock deflections. The continuous, uninterrupted surface also eliminates jamming of small parts that might occur on segmented belts. Maximum width for continuous surface is 36 inches.

standard profile

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Pimpled surface belt for handling parts in oily condition, or with oily film.

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Plain surface for general parts handling applications.

low profile

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Pimpled and perforated surface for applications involving oily parts and chips where drainability is desirable.

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Heavy-duty cast iron Sprockets are available.


Pitch BeltPitch BeltPitch Belt

Wardcraft “SHP” is available in Plain, Rough Top, and Rough Top W/Holes.

“SHP” – One of the strongest plastic belts available anywhere!

“SHP” 2.5 in. pitch, plastic belt was designed for heavy duty conveyor applications and to replace steel slat top chains, drag chains and other technologies being used for high wear or heavy duty applications. Wardcraft can a plastic belt as a direct replacement for common 2 ½” Pitch Steel Hinge conveyors

  • Stamping Industries, Automotive applications including skid conveyors, manrider belts, car conveyors, leak tests
  • Carwash applications including carwash, interior detailing areas
  • Material handling applications including pallet handling, moving large paper rolls
  • Meat (beef & pork) applications including shackle tables, gam tables

Product features and operational benefits:

  • No lubrication required
  • Reduced horsepower due to low friction materials
  • Reduced downtime due to easy maintenance
  • Reduced noise level
  • Extremely wear and impact resistant
  • Unique sprocket engagement allows long conveyors with reduced pulsation
  • Rough top surface reduces slippage and allows safe movements

Wardcraft also offers multiple plastic belt types on its standard and custom belt conveyor models such as:

  • PVC
  • Silicone
  • Nitrile
  • Urethane Blend
  • Chemical-Resistant