This article is about conveyor systems. For conveyor belts, see Conveyor belt.
A conveyor system is a common piece of mechanical handling equipment that moves materials from one location to another.
Conveyors are especially useful in applications involving the transport of heavy or bulky materials.
Conveyor systems allow quick and efficient transport for a wide variety of materials, which make them very popular in the material handling and packaging industries.
They also have popular consumer applications, as they are often found in supermarkets and airports, constituting the final leg of item/ bag delivery to customers.
Many kinds of conveying systems are available and are used according to the various needs of different industries.
There are chain conveyors (floor and overhead) as well. Chain conveyors consist of enclosed tracks, I-Beam, towline, power & free, and hand pushed trolleys.
This article is about industrial conveyor belts.
A conveyor belt is the carrying medium of a belt conveyor system (often shortened to belt conveyor). A belt conveyor system is one of many types of conveyor systems.
A belt conveyor system consists of two or more pulleys (sometimes referred to as drums), with a closed loop of carrying medium—the conveyor belt—that rotates about them.
One or both of the pulleys are powered, moving the belt and the material on the belt forward. The powered pulley is called the drive pulley while the unpowered pulley is called the idler pulley.
There are two main industrial classes of belt conveyors; Those in general material handling such as those moving boxes along inside a factory and bulk material handling such as those used to transport large volumes of resources and agricultural materials, such as grain, salt, coal, ore, sand, overburden and more.
How to protect a Conveyor Belt ?
All conveyor belts needs some protection and safety switches and devices to run perfectly. There are so many manufacturers for safety switches and devices in the world.
Sensors and switches are used to protect and keep the belt conveyor in safe. You can find some products to protect a conveyor belt below;
- Belt Alignment Switch
- Belt Misalignment Switch
- Belt Position Switch
- Ex Conveyor Switch
- Heavy Duty Limit Switch
- Belt Sway Switch
- Belt Tear Switch
- One Way Rope Pull Switch
- Pull Cord Switch
- Pull Rope Switch
- Run Off Switch
- Tilt Switch
Fundamentals of Conveyor Belts
Fundamentals of conveyor belts are listed below;
- Conveyor Belt Safety Switches and Devices
- Conveyor Belt Systems
- Conveyor Belt Manufacturers
- Conveyor Belt Switch Manufacturers
- Conveyor Belt Suppliers
What is a Conveyor Belt System ?
Belt Conveyor systems are the most versatile and simplest material handling systems. They work with two or more pulleys driving an endless loop belt. The loop then moves a product from Point A to Point B on the belt. Some manufacturers use belts made from fabric or rubber. Belt conveyors are commonly used in both manufacturing and distribution facilities.
Belt Conveyor systems are designed and built from 5′ long to 102′ long and in widths from 6″ wide belts up to 72″ wide. They are great for transporting regular and irregular shaped objects. Typical items transported on these conveyors include totes, packaged goods and bulk boxes. Due to their simplicity in design and construction, motorized belt conveyors are easily installed. CBS Conveyor Belt Switch Company can guide you through the selection process of the models available.
Which Conveyor Belt System is best in the world ?
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