9 types of belt conveyor and appilcations
There are many types of belt conveyors, how do you choose the best one for your company’s production line? Choosing the right type of conveyor can optimize your company’s production line, reduce labor costs and generate profits for your company. Here are 9 different types of conveyors, their construction, and application scenarios.
Flat belt conveyor
The flat belt conveyor is horizontal in the conveying direction and is the most widely used equipment in conveying systems. When selecting a flat belt conveyor, the starting point of the conveyor and the end point of the conveyor are known, and the length of the conveyor can be calculated. We can design the conveyor according to the conveying capacity and conveying load.
Inclined belt conveyor
Inclined belt conveyor is a kind of equipment that conveys materials along the inclined direction. According to the different articles conveyed, the angle of inclination is also different. If conveying articles such as cartons or parcels, the angle of inclination should be less than 17°, and the angle is less than 15° in low temperature environment to ensure the normal conveyance of articles. Otherwise, the parcels or cartons will roll over and slide down.
Curved belt conveyor
Curved belt conveyor is used in applications where the conveying direction is not straight. It plays a very important role in the conveying system. The flexible use of the curved belt conveyor according to the layout of the site can effectively reduce the floor space of the place and improve the efficiency of conveying. Models include 15°, 30°, 45°, 90°, 180° turning belt conveyor.
Telescopic belt conveyor
Telescopic belt conveyor, which can be freely retracted in the length direction and control the length of the conveyor at any time. It can run in both directions to convey materials, and can be used with other conveying equipment and material sorting system to realize the automatic production of material in and out or vehicle loading and unloading, and is widely used in various industries.
The use of telescopic belt conveyor shortens the distance of manual round-trip handling of materials, which can shorten the loading and unloading time of goods, reduce labor intensity, reduce damage to goods, reduce loading and unloading costs, and improve work efficiency. Telescopic belt conveyor was first used in logistics express, tobacco industry.
Flexible Belt Conveyor
A flexible belt conveyor is a kind of continuous conveying and loading equipment with high work efficiency, use and good mobility. It is mainly used in places where the loading and unloading locations are frequently changed, such as ports, docks, stations, coal yards, warehouses, factories, transit yards, construction sites, sand and gravel quarries, farms, etc. It is used for short-distance transportation and loading and unloading of piece goods or bulk materials with a single piece weight of less than 100 kg.
Modular Belt Conveyor
Modular belt conveyor is modularized and customized, easy to assemble, universal and interchangeable, with strong and durable conveyor belt, energy saving and environmental protection, which can effectively reduce the cost of manual operation and improve sorting efficiency, realizing flexible and unmanned intelligent sorting operation. Modular belt conveyor is widely used in food, medicine, logistics, express e-commerce, and other industrial fields.
The sorting belt conveyor can carry out horizontal and inclined sorting belt machines, and can also form a space transport line, and the transport line is generally fixed. The sorting belt conveyor is widely used because of its large transport capacity, long transport distance and the possibility of completing several process operations together in the transport process. Due to the extensive use of sorting belts in logistics transit yards, their skill level is growing. In the next decade or so, the sorting belt machine will develop in several aspects, such as intelligence, large size, expansion of the application range and reduction of energy consumption.
Z-type belt conveyor
Z-type belt conveyor is suitable for inclined or vertical conveying of various bulk materials, used in production, assembly, testing, packaging, pharmaceutical express logistics, etc. Z-type belt conveyor is used for feeding and climbing conveying of various materials, which can be greater than 30 degrees or even up to vertical 90 degrees conveying materials, different from ordinary belt conveyor, Z-type belt conveyor adopts corrugated sidewall belt with spacer in the middle, which can prevent products from falling during the climbing process.
The accumulation belt conveyor is a self-driven short belt conveyor with a length of less than 1500 mm. A number of accumulation conveyors are set up at the diversion, convergence and queuing points of the conveyor line to line up or separate parcels or pallets so that they can enter the next level of the conveyor line one by one. The accumulation belt conveyor has adjustable conveying speed, can start and stop continuously, and ensure that the parcels are correctly stopped at the predetermined position and delivered immediately. The control does not stop the whole conveyor line due to the pause of this equipment.