Belt conveyors: Some guidelines for selection
A belt conveyor can suit your application if your material must be gently handled or conveyed over a short, straight route or a route with simple turns and elevation changes. The belt conveyor also handles explosive, heat-sensitive, and sticky materials. This article discusses belt conveyor applications and benefits, selection preliminaries, selection factors, and some example applications. Related information covers selecting a belt conveyor to handle sludge.
As long as you select appropriate system components, a belt conveyor can carry virtually any material, including bubble gum base, titanium dioxide pigments, detergent powder, and drug capsules. Several belt conveyors can be used in one operation to handle various intermediate conveying steps, such as moving material from one process to another or from a process to storage.