Belt conveyors are used for the horizontal and sloping conveyance of all kinds of bulk goods and piece goods. Depending on the task and usage, belt conveyor systems are designed as fixed or mobile systems.
Rubber belt conveyors are defined in accordance with DIN 15201 [Continuous Conveyors] and the basic principles for the calculation and design are stipulated pursuant to DIN 22101. The design of a conveyor belt system depends on the material being transported and its characteristics. The conveyor belt system is designed in accordance with the desired requirements.
Belt conveyors are the "universal conveyors" for many areas of use and are configured as:
- Trough belt conveyors
- Flat belt conveyors
- Vertical conveyors
Belt conveyors are the "standard conveyors" for many applications. Even with relatively small drive capacities, it is possible to realize large conveying lengths, flow rates and conveying speeds.
The usually smooth carrying side of the rubber band is well suited to resisting mechanical wear, the chemical effects of the material being conveyed, and moisture or bacteriological influences. The limited pitch angle can be increased by profiling the belt.
- can be used for many conveying media,
- short to very long conveyance distances (2 to 1,000 m and beyond) possible,
- high conveyance rates,
- gentle and continuous material transport
- suitable for curves and terrain,
- multiple material feeds possible,
- stationary, mobile and transportable systems possible,
- materials such as as mild steel, stainless steels, special materials,
- high efficiency - low investment costs, minimal specific energy consumption, low maintenance costs
- modular building block system
- product-friendly transport
- high conveyance rates realizable,
- large product grain size conveyable
- mature, long-lasting technology
- Explosion-proof design [ATEX directive 2014/34/EU]
- high durability, long life
- low-noise transport
- low energy requirements
- low maintenance requirement
- environmentally friendly
- Economic efficiency as a result of standardized components