Device and conveyor belt for making pellets

  • US 6,408,639 B1
  • Filed: 01/29/2001
  • Issued: 06/25/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/29/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A device for making pellets of a material that can be made to solidify by changing its temperature, the device comprising an endless belt (6) on which the material is placed at a feeding location and is conveyed along a processing path (7) to a guide roller (4) at a discharging location, and means (2) for changing the temperature of the material on the belt (6) along the processing path (7), characterized in that the endless belt (6) comprises a plurality of lamellae (9) having a longitudinal length transverse to a longitudinal direction of the belt, which are articulately juxtaposed along the longitudinal length and have at least one duct (11) which extends in length in the longitudinal direction of the belt uninterrupted between adjacent lamella and has, between longitudinal edges of each lamella a ridge (13) transverse to the longitudinal direction of the belt of a height smaller than the depth of the duct (11).

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