Belt Conveyors

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The most common of conveyors, the belt conveyor is a style of material handling equipment which assists in moving materials with irregular surfaces. It is also employed for small items and bags of product that would sag between roller conveyors or chain conveyors.A labor saving system, belt conveyors allow for larger volumes to move quickly, causing higher shipping and/or receiving volumes for companies while utilizing less space and labor expense. Read More…

Belt Conveyors The most common of conveyors, the belt conveyor is a style of material handling equipment which assists in moving materials with irregular surfaces. It is also employed for small items and bags of product that would sag between roller conveyors or chain conveyors.

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Belleville, NJ  |  800-822-8629

VAC-U-MAX is a premier manufacturer of quality conveyors among other similar products and services. VAC-U-MAX produces its equipment to handle small parts and heavy metal powders. With the help of VAC-U-MAX’s solutions, your product can move from point A to B with nothing in the way to hinder its movement. VAC-U-MAX machinery is sold worldwide. Please call today.

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Monroe, NC  |  704-246-0900

Spiroflow offers a complete range of mechanical conveying solutions in the industry. The staff at Spiroflow can recommend the best method to meet your conveying needs. We are known as an early inventor of the flexible screw conveyor, and are now offering other products and services such as mechanical conveyors, cable drag conveyors, chain drag conveyors, and pneumatic conveyors.

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Spiroflow Systems, Inc. $$$

Chester, IL  |  800-916-0031

Flex-Line specializes in standard conveyor systems—flexible plastic chain, pallet conveyors, stainless steel conveyors, roller conveyors, belt conveyors and package handling in horizontal or vertical presentation. Systems for hygienic processing (food, personal products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals) are also available.

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Flex-Line Automation, Inc. $$$

Spring Arbor, MI  |  800-782-2779

Established in 1897, Wardcraft Conveyors offers high quality conveying systems at competitive prices. We are committed to continual improvement and fostering strong relationships with our clients, providing exemplary service and product performance. Contact us today for additional information. We would love to take on your next project!

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Ashland, OH  |  419-496-2974

Our ball transfer conveyors are available in widths from twelve inches to fifty inches and lengths from twelve inches to one hundred and twenty inches in one inch increments. Our products feature a standard frame finish in powder coat blue and they have 7/16” mounting holes for support on both ends. Allow our excellent customer service staff work with you today in order to come up with the product that you have been seeking. Call today!

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Jonesboro, AR  |  870-935-3700

Hytrol Conveyor is a manufacturer of conveyors and conveying systems: horizontal conveyors, gravity conveyors, incline conveyors, portable conveyors and more. We are committed to durability, reliability and quality, and we serve many industries with our quality material handling systems.

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Providing a smooth surface, belt conveyor systems are used for applications such as material handling, automated distribution, warehousing and bulk handling. There are two main types of belt conveyors: PVC/Pu, or polyurethane, conveyors, which are commonly used in food processing and pharmaceutical industries because polyurethane is a food grade material; and modular belt conveyors, which are generally slightly more expensive, but considered to be superior because of better durability, easier maintenance and the absence of tracking devices since they run on guides. Some additional conveyor types include enclosed belt conveyors, incline belt conveyors, portable belt conveyors and steel belt conveyors.

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Belt conveyors consist of a wide polymer or rubber belt wrapped around two or more pulleys which turn in the same direction and rotates the belt, giving the belt and objects on the belt smooth linear movement. The belt is multi-layered with an under layer called a carcass, typically consisting of cotton, mesh or plastic web which is used to provide linear length and shape and a cover, made of rubber or polymers. All or one of the pulleys can be powered by an electric motor which is connected to the pulley through a sprocket and a chain; powered pulleys are called drive pulleys, which also have sprockets, and non-powered pulleys are called idlers.

The chain is put around the sprockets to connect to both the motor and the drive pulley, in order for the motor to power the rotation of the drive pulley and allow the belt to slide across the bed and move the material on the belt. A speed reducer is then needed to moderate the speed allowed by the motor and is connected to the motor by a v-belt or "c" face coupling. The motor and speed reducer are both placed under the conveyor bed which can be a solid metal frame bed or roller beds for heavy-duty applications. Roller beds are used for heavy-duty applications because rollers reduce the amount of friction that the heavy load generates on the belt. Also, belt conveyors are recently being manufactured with curved sections that use tapered rollers and curved belting in order to conveyor materials around corners.

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