Belt Conveyors are
probably the most widely used of all the various types
of conveying equipment. The range varies from
very small conveyors used in packaging machinery
through to heavy duty conveyors used for bulk
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usually consist of moving single or multiple endless
bands of material upon which the product sits and is
conveyed. The belts can take a straight path or
can be twisted through more complex paths.
most popular and least expensive belt material is a
reinforced rubber or PVC construction. However
the conveyors designer is not restricted to just these
materials and there are a vast range of belt materials
available each with properties that have to be matched
to their particular application (e.g. high grip,
non-stick, high temperature etc...)
In addition steel and
stainless belts are available which have their own
unique advantages. They are widely used in the
food industry and in other areas where accuracy is
belt profile need not be flat, it can be round,
troughed, vee, timing or anyone of a wide range of
The belt is usually
supported on a skid bed, rollers or pulleys. It
is typically driven from a geared motor unit and
incorporates belt tension and tracking adjustment.
conveyors, provided they are matched to the needs of
the application, provide one of the simplest, most
economic and reliable means of transport.
the ability and experience to design and build belt
conveyors, whether it is a light duty conveyor for
packages or a heavy duty conveyor for foundry use.