The DURAFLEX® metal conveyor belting features a ½” pitch and has been certified by the USDA to meet 3-A Sanitary Standards. The certification means that this food-safe belt is in compliance with all applicable sanitary codes for dairy equipment construction. Employing a unique, patent-pending design, the belting handles heavier loads at a longer life than typical light-duty conveyor belts while remaining cleanable and open. Retrofitting existing units is simple as well, because the belting works with virtually any existing support bed configuration. The design reduces maintenance and downtime because it can be spliced in as little as 30 seconds without welding or the use of special tools. The belting can accommodate a nosebar as small as 3/8” diameter that allows for tight transfers, thus reducing product damage and loss of even small delicate products.