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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.

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VAC-U-MAX $$$

Bloomfield, CT  |  860-769-5500

mk North America, Inc. offers the widest variety of conveyors in the industry. Our vast product line features a variety of aluminum frame and stainless-steel conveyors that are built to last. At mk we believe in offering not only a better product, but also a better solution – which is why we will work with you to ensure your unique application is matched with the best possible conveyor solution. Belt, roller, chain, timing belt and many other conveyor types are available.

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mk North America, Inc. $$$

Glasgow, KY  |  270-651-9166

When it comes to conveyors, no one does them quite like we do! We guarantee that our conveyors are among the easiest to maintain in the industry. We are dedicated to providing high quality customer service at all times in order to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Through product evolution and innovation we provide our customers the best products in the industry! To learn more about what we may be able to do for you visit our website or send us an email today!

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SpanTech, LLC $$$

McMurray, PA  |  724-969-1188

Heinrich Brothers, Inc. is a full service systems integration company providing solutions for our customer’s conveyor and material handling needs. Whether your needs are for a single piece of Equipment or a Turn Key System Heinrich Brothers will work with you to help complete your project on time and within your budget.

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Heinrich Brothers, Inc. $$$

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.

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Spiroflow Systems, Inc. $$$

Archdale, NC  |  336-895-1963

If you are in need of conveyors that are built to last, you can count on us to be your number one provider. We manufacture conveyors that guarantee efficiency and stability. Our teams offer fast turnaround on all orders and if an issue ever arises then we will work with you to quickly repair your systems. Give us a call today or visit our website to learn more information!

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Vecoplan, LLC $$$
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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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