Taking the tension out of spiral cage belt selection

Spiral cage applications are the most critical assets for many food production facilities. Know your options by learning more about characteristics and selection of metal and plastic spiral cage belting.

Are you an engineer looking to optimise your spiral cage belt selection? In this webinar, Regal Rexnord’s mechanical engineers and product developers, with over three decades of experience, share their insights on the latest trends in belt development and the most crucial factors to consider when selecting a belt.

Speakers discuss application considerations – including employee safety, food safety, and sanitation requirements – that guide a conveyor system engineer’s decision-making process. From size and consistency to direct food contact and abrasiveness, the speakers delved into real-world examples of times they’ve personally helped customers select the right spiral cage belt. Beyond design and core engineering, speakers will also describe their approach to helping with installation, service, and ongoing technical support. If you’re ready to take your spiral cage belt selection to the next level, tune into this webinar and unlock the expertise of Regal Rexnord.

Key learning points:

  • Trends within spiral cage systems
  • Table stakes for supporting belting and systems
  • Application, product, and system considerations
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Technical support and services
  • Regal Rexnord as a total solution provider


JeffJeff Garwood, Global Product Manager for Food, Beverage, and general conveying at Regal Rexnord

Jeff Garwood serves as the Global Product Manager for Food, Beverage, and general conveying at Regal Rexnord. He has nine years of dedicated service with Regal Rexnord and a background in the beverage industry from his time at Molson Coors Beverage Company. He focuses on new product development and packaging, emphasizing a customer-centric approach. Jeff’s expertise shines in managing the complete product lifecycle and highlighting the ‘voice of the customer’ by actively engaging with them on the production floor to understand and address their challenges directly. 
Tom PerdueTom Perdue, Product Development Manager at Regal Rexnord

Tom Perdue is a seasoned mechanical engineer with over 30 years of experience working with conveying technologies for the food processing industry. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and went on to earn master’s degrees in both mechanical engineering and management from the same institution. Throughout his career, Tom has focused on belts and chains, specializing in the design of component stresses, failures, and ratings. Currently serving as the Product Development Manager at Regal Rexnord, he has dedicated his expertise to developing products for the food industry, particularly spiral conveyors.

Leo CornelissenLeo Cornelissen, Product Development Engineer at Regal Rexnord

Leo Cornelissen, a seasoned Product Development Engineer at Regal Rexnord with 23 years of R&D experience, specializes in plastic and metal conveyance chains and belts. He develops custom solutions addressing customer needs in feed rates, friction, noise reduction, and chemical resistance. Leo’s comprehensive approach includes 2D and 3D conceptual designs, prototyping (including 3D printed models), and rigorous in-house testing for parameters like strength and stiffness. Holding an engineering degree from MTS University, Leo is a lifelong learner with expertise in sound engineering, 3D design, and materials science. His recent impactful work in food and beverage includes innovative designs for spiral belt chains, enhancing operational efficiency across container types.