Choosing the Right Type of Belt Conveyor

Choosing the right type of belt conveyor is most important for industries. It is most often over-looked, details in the selection of right belt conveyor type. You need to consider several aspects on choosing the material of the belt conveyor to get the most out of it. At the same time also make a note that if chosen wrongly, the belt conveyor can severely affect the safety, downtime and throughput.

There are a number of different types of belt conveyors are available in the market so the very first step in choosing the right one is to know your requirements and then look for the products. Several aspects to consider while choosing the product are:

  • The distribution, weight, and the size of the product
  • The material used to make the product
  • How the product will be loaded on the belt conveyor
  • Check if the orientation of the product will change or not
  • The speed at which the product will be conveyed
  • What is the travel direction of product, incline/decline
  • The environment in which the product will be operated

Once you have considered and understood all these factors, you can go for selecting the proper belt. Here are some of the basic belt types which are available in the market:

General Purpose Belts

They are made out of leather, polyester, Nitrile, Nylon, Neoprene, Urethane, PVC or rubber. The application of such belts are:

  • High Temperature
  • Electricity conductive
  • Food grade
  • Cut resistant
  • Oil resistant
  • Low friction for accumulation
  • High friction for both directions

Plastic Belting and Chain

They are very lightweight and include Micro Span, Angled Roller Belting, Mat Top, and Table Top. The applications are:

  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Packaging
  • Food production

Hinge Metal Belting

They are incredibly strong and durable and it is mostly used in scrap removal and machine chip. The applications are:

  • Inspection
  • Packaging operation
  • Die cast operations
  • High temperature operation
  • Wet or dry operation
  • Parts handling
  • Inspection

Woven Wire Belting

Woven belts are often used in low and high temperature environments and other processes like drying. The applications are:

  • Freezing
  • Pasteurizing
  • Cooking
  • Blanching
  • Dewatering
  • Baking
  • Washing

Once you have selected appropriate product and belt, next thing is to understand cleaning and maintenance activities required for the conveyor belt. Trimech India is one of the top belt conveyor manufacturer and belt conveyor supplier. If you have any further questions about conveyor belts, you can visit us at www.trimechindia.com

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