CB5 Banking Band®

The Woven Wire Mesh Belt Offering Decades of Problem-Free Performance.

Ashworth manufactures woven wire baking bands using the industry’s highest standards and tightest tolerances. Proper Tracking of Compound Balanced Weave and Balanced Weave Belting.

All baking bands are tracked in-house prior to shipment, the same way we recommend the bands be installed in the field.

Our Model One Control Rolls are installed on the conveyor at a distance of two to three times the width of the belt from the terminal roll.

The belt is mapped for true tracking and then split into manageable sections of either 25 or 50-foot lengths. The belt sections are sequentially numbered and rolled with the “bake side” (side in contact with product) out.

Consistent Heat Transfer

The flattened wire surface of the CB5 Baking Band's tightly woven wire mesh offers excellent gas relief with good product support for all but the most fluid dough. The belt density of the CB5 Baking Band maintains even heating for uniform heat transfer to your product across the width of the conveyor belt.

Control Systems

Model I and Model II Control Systems are a key element of your baking band installation. Simple in concept, Ashworth Controls have out-performed the dynamic/shifting roll types of controls in the areas most important to the baker-getting product on and off the oven belt in true alignment!

On-site Belt Installation

The belt must be installed in the sequential order that it was tested at the factory.

The belt can be installed at either the discharge or the in-feed of your conveyor/oven, but when installing the belt into the discharge the belt must be fed off the BOTTOM of each roll into the return path of the conveyor/oven at the discharge. Conversely, when installing the belt into the in-feed, the belt must be fed off the TOP of each roll. This ensures that the “bake side” of the belt (the side that is in contact with the product) is consistent. Failure to install the belt sections in this manner will cause the belt to “bow” or “dog-leg” at the splice joints and develop excessive waver.

Your Guarantee for Exceptional Performance and Minimum Production Interruption

Ashworth guarantees the CB5 Baking Band® to track with a total waver not exceeding ¼-inch at either terminal end, and balanced weave belts with more open meshes to track with a total waver not exceeding 3/8-inch, under the following conditions:

  1. Ashworth’s Model One Control Rolls are properly installed at a distance equal to two to three times the belt width prior to each terminal roll. Ashworth guarantees the total waver not to exceed 1⁄2-inch at either terminal end when Model Two controls are properly installed.

  2. The belt sections are installed in sequential order as marked, with a consistent “bake side” as noted in installation section above, and verified by an Ashworth Factory Service Technician before running the belt.

  3. Tracking adjustments are completed and verified by an Ashworth Factory Service Technician.

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Product Applications

  • Baking Belts

  • Bakery Conveyor Belting

Baking Bands Specifications


Available Options:


Baking bands are typically manufactured from annealed high carbon steel round wire in standard gauge sizes. Stainless steel and other steel alloys can be used if required. Flattened Wire (F) can be specified for the conveying surface if needed. Additionally, Precision Ground Light Weight (PGLW) can also be specified. This process results in the flattest baking surface and is attained by precision grinding of the surface after the baking band has been manufacturer. This option is limited to carbon steel bands 54" (1370 mm) or less in width.


Ashworth recommends use of Ashworth Model #1 or Model #2 Control System to prevent the belt from contacting oven framework and to keep the belt centered on the terminal drums.

MCB5 27-84-1516F

This is a lighter weight version of the original CB5 Baking Band®. By using a higher gauge crimp connector, the band’s weight is reduced by approximately 20% compared to the standard CB5-27-84- 1416F. This band is known as the CB5 Metric, where “Metric” is designated by the “M” in the mesh designation.