stainless steel

The conveyor belt is a miracle of modern manufacturing — from the food industry to automobiles, clothing, home goods, medical equipment, and the distribution process, conveyor systems offer unmatched convenience and reliability.

At Richards-Wilcox Conveyor, our conveyor systems are state-of-the-art. We have repeatedly reinvented ourselves, refined our design, and ensured our customers receive nothing but the highest quality product for their industry’s unique needs.

Recently, more and more industries benefit from incorporating stainless-steel conveyor systems into their factories. Therefore, our engineering team ensured that we not only evolved our high performance conveyor chain to offer a stainless-steel option, but were able to provide our customers with top-of-the-line conveyor systems completely in stainless steel!

Discover the difference that our stainless-steel conveyor systems can make in your factory by reading through its key benefits below.

Why Stainless Steel?

Stainless steel is one of the most durable, hygienic, and easy-to-maintain industrial materials. In addition to steel, it contains approximately 18% chromium, the hardest material on Earth. Chromium is responsible for making stainless steel stainless — it does so by reacting to oxygen, reducing the air’s ability to diffuse the material. It even has a self-healing ability that reinforces its strength.

The incredible durability of stainless steel makes it suitable for a wide range of industries — it is naturally resistant to rust and corrosion, so even the most sterile environments can maintain it without the risk of damaging essential hardware.

Zero Risk of Rust Contamination

A stainless-steel conveyor system offers unmatched sanitation. You will never have to worry about rusted equipment affecting your products. Their non-porous surface prevents bacterial build-up or other contaminants from becoming trapped and entering food products.

It’s vital for anyone in food, skincare, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical manufacturing to ensure that no product a customer ingests or applies to their skin will cause them harm. The number one way to prevent bacteria contamination is to use a stainless-steel surface that is easy to clean and sanitize and does not carry the design risks of other materials, such as rubber.

Stainless-steel conveyor systems are also a primary choice for systems that require washer applications, as the conveyor components won’t rust with repeated water exposure. This means less cost replacing conveyor parts!

High Temperature Compatibility

Stainless steel conveyors can withstand intense heat without warping or becoming damaged. They also will not degrade due to prolonged heat exposure, ensuring unwavering performance and durability despite demanding operations.

Low-Temperature Resistant

On the other hand, operations that require freezing or sub-zero temperatures need to know their machinery will not crack, break, or stop working when exposed to extreme cold. Stainless steel is equally durable when it’s extremely cold, so you will never have to worry about it breaking down in frigid environments.


High-performance industries need equally high-performance equipment. Thanks to our specialized engineers and experts, our conveyor systems have evolved to be the best in the business. From standard assembly line conveyor systems to robotic-integrated finishing applications, you can count on Richards-Wilcox Conveyor to help design a system that not only meets your needs but exceed your expectations. Contact us to collaborate on your next project!