US Patent No. 11,111,079

DRAPER BELT HAVING IMPROVED EDGE DURABILITY


Patent No. 11,111,079
Issue Date September 07, 2021
Title Draper Belt Having Improved Edge Durability
Inventorship Alan C. Echtenkamp, Waverly, NE (US)
Assignee ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH, Hannover (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,111,079


9. A draper belt comprising:a carry layer, wherein the carry layer includes a plurality of cleats, wherein the cleats are reinforced with reinforcing rods;
a reinforcing layer which is situated between the carry layer and the pulley cover layer, and
an edge section of the belt;
a center section of the belt,
wherein the edge section has an edge belt modulus greater than a center belt modulus of the center section and the carry layer is narrower in the edge section than in the center section; and
an edge fabric reinforcement within the edge section is configured to enhance adhesion between rubber in the belt and the edge fabric reinforcement.