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Types of Belt Conveyor

06th September 2018

Belt conveyor systems are some of the most universally used and recognized machines in any industrial setting. Belt conveyors are used for transporting good and materials, for automating assembly and processing, for shipping and packing, and much more.

There are a number of reasons why belt conveyors are so ubiquitous, but among the most important is their versatility. Different conveyor belting options, configurations, and other specifications can be combined and customized to accommodate a variety of needs and applications.

Interested in learning more about different belt conveyor types? Take a look at our guide below to get more information about belting types, configurations, uses, and more.

Flat Belt Conveyors

Flat belt conveyors are some of the most prevalent and versatile belt conveyor systems in common use. Flat belt conveyors use a series of powered pulleys to move a continuous flat belt of natural or synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon, or other materials. Product placed on top of the belt is then carried along from one end of the system to the other.

Modular Belt Conveyors

Rather than a single, continuous loop, these systems use belting made of individual, interlocked segments. These segments are usually made of hard plastic.

Since segments can be replaced individually, modular belt conveyors can be easier to repair than flat belt models. Hard plastic belting can also be easier to wash, and more resilient to sharp, abrasive, or otherwise problematic materials.

Cleated Belt Conveyors

Cleated belt conveyors integrate vertical cleats or barriers along the width of the belt.

This can keep loose materials secure during inclines and declines along the length of the conveyor, to stage product for workers, to provide predictable spacing, and more.

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