Belt conveyor systems are the most universally used conveyor systems on the planet. Belt conveyors are the reason most conveyors are generally called “conveyor belts”. Belt conveyors are used in just about every industry, and are the most simple way of conveying items generally from point A to point B in an automated way. They are used in warehouses, in restaurants, in airports, and even in your gym in the form of a treadmill.
Belt conveyor systems are constructed of a closed-loop “belt” of material, wrapped around two or more pulleys. As the pulleys rotate, the belt rotates around them, moving the materials in the desired direction.
The system can be modified to match the requirements for what will be transported, with consideration for the weight, hardness, sharpness, size, temperature, etc, of the material. For instance, the belt could be made of different materials, such as rubber, plastic, leather, fabric, metal, and more. Additional supports and motors can be added as needed to support heavier materials, protective edges or walls can be added to protect sensitive materials, and belt conveyors can be constructed on an incline/decline to match the environment they are in.
In general, belt conveyor systems are a perfect place to start when considering your needs. While they fit most situations, sometimes they need modifications, or there may be a type of conveyor system that works better for you. Speed to an expert at Speedrack West today to discuss your project and discover what will work best for you.
Trough bed belt conveyors are ideal for handling chips, slugs, scrap wood, paper waste, boxes, packages, and cartons. The troughed frame design offers integral guard rails for many trash conveyor applications.
Slide bed belt conveyors remain the most popular of all powered conveyors, providing an economical means of transporting goods for packing, testing, inspecting, and various assembly line operations.
Features a box style slider bed which offers a smooth work surface, ideal for workers stationed beside the conveyor. This is an economical choice for tasks such as packing, testing, and inspecting.
This belt conveyor is well suited for transporting unit loads with lesser horsepower requirements than slider bed belt conveyors.
Provides higher load capacity, reversible flow and nose-over allows for simple adjustments for inclines between 0º-35º.
Provides higher load capacity, reversible flow and nose-over allows for simple adjustments for inclines between 0º-35º. Slider bed instead of roller bed.