Patent Number: 8,720,675

Title: Belt as a traction mechanism for belt conveyors of agricultural machines

Abstract: A belt as traction mechanism for conveyor bands of agricultural machines. A belt member of polymer reinforced with fabric plies has an upper step and a lower step that are interconnected in a region of overlap via connection locations that are spaced apart in the longitudinal direction of the belt. An inwardly disposed polymer layer is entirely absent in the region of overlap. The inner fabric plies of lower step and/or upper step extend into the region of overlap in a partial region that includes at least one connection location. The remaining fabric plies of upper step and lower step extend over the entire region of overlap, so that in the partial region the lower step and/or the upper step is provided with all of the fabric plies. Complementary tooth elements are provided on fabric plies that are disposed directly opposite one another in the region of overlap, and mesh with one another to effect interconnection of upper step and lower step.

Inventors: Gentz; Hans Jurgen (Bad Salzdetfurth, DE), Jager; Sebastian (Hanover, DE)

Assignee: Arnold Jager Holding GmbH

International Classification: B65G 15/34 (20060101); B65G 15/42 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018