Side Gripper / Hugger Belts (Non-Sanitary)

Side gripper belt conveyors pinch the sides of a product, (typically packaged) no contact on the bottom surface for labeling, printing or inspection.  Side gripper / hugger belts can be designed with timing belt conveyors or wedge style chain conveyors. They can also be used as a metering belt to reduce surges in product by breaking up slugs of product.

Key Features:

Typically for light and medium sized loads.  Can be suitable for packaged, cartons or case handling. Light duty to heavy construction.


  • Straight running conveyors only
  • Small footprint
  • Can handle multiple sizes with manual adjustment
  • Accessibility to bottom of product


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Case Study: Hershey

Hershey Manager of Packaging Systems Engineering, Scott Fedor, talks about how NCC Automated Systems is a dependable partner they trust to integrate their packaging lines and automation equipment.


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NCC has successfully developed projects that have automated various operations. These projects have included pre-engineered conveyors, custom equipment, and related control systems. All projects were completed as specified. Based on my experience I would highly recommend NCC Automated Systems, Inc.

John Lochra, Plant Manager - Dole Fresh Vegetables


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the fine work you have done for my company. The construction and performance of these conveyors is superb.

A. Kulesa, Nabisco Brands


NCC has met our requirements with quick response time and a willingness to go the extra mile. The quality of their work and attention to detail pleased the engineers at Bestfoods.

Antoine Beaudry, Bestfoods Canada

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