Belt conveyors: Tips for loading material on the belt
Many belt conveyor users who decide that detailed engineering of their loading points is a waste of time come to regret this decision after the conveyor is installed. Poorly designed equipment at belt conveyor loading points can cause excessive material spillage, create belt training problems, and shorten belt life. This article explains how to avoid these problems by selecting the right loading equipment for your belt conveyor.
A belt conveyor is one of the workhorses of the bulk solids handling industry. This versatile conveyor - alone or arranged in series - can deliver dry bulk material from point to point over short or long distances and in indoor or outdoor locations. The conveyor can be configured in an almost limitless variety of paths, with straight horizontal sections, ascending and descending inclines, vertical concave and convex curves, and transfer points for moving material around corners and from floor to floor.