Choosing the Right Belt for Your Conveyor – A Daunting Task?

So your next conveyor project is around the corner and you have to start thinking on what type of belt you want to use. There are many considerations to take into account. Weight, surface area and material of the product, total weight of goods on the conveyor at any one time, speed of transport, roller diameters, safety issues, technical variables, external factors and other things have to be considered. People generally start with the product size and weight in mind. Heavy products and goods with sharp edges may have to go with a modular belt. That’s because modular belts are abrasion resistant and slippage between belt and rollers is not possible.
Everything else should be okay with a fabric type belt. Again, conveyor professionals start with the product that needs to be conveyed in mind. Depending on the product they can choose from standard PVC belts, food-grade, oil resistant, high temperature and many other specialized belt options. On top Industrial Vs Systems Engineering of that the size of the rollers may influence the type of belt to use. Knife-edge conveyors need a very thin belt so that the belt can run around small diameter rollers. If you need cleats on the conveyor then larger rollers are required as the size of the cleats determines the size of the rollers.
As you can see there are many variables to consider. At most companies, they specialize in building conveyors which means you can rely on them in working out those details. All they need from you to get the ball rolling is some basic information. Fill out the questionnaire here and let them work out the rest. Over the last few months there is one thing that they’ have heard from clients over and over again. ‘How simple the system is to use’. There is no requirement to milling, drilling or welding when working with online conveyor products. The only machining that needs to be done is cutting the extrusions to length and tapping the ends. That’s it, job done ready for assembly. This saves our clients an enormous amount of time and money.
A lot of clients are making a call to make some modifications to a machine frame. Six horizontal members were to be moved by 50mm. They thought it was going to be a time consuming job and put the installation of the project back for days. However, trained conveyor experts arrived at their premises at 10am with only a set off Allan keys and a ruler. They total job was finished by 11am the same day. All these people had to do was undo the fasteners, move the t-nuts into position and fasten it all up again.
A system like what most conveyors have allowed the user to make adjustments on the fly without expensive and time consuming machining or engineering. Be it for conveyors, linear motion units, safety fencing Industrial Engineering Data Analytics or a specially designed frame, modifications are always easily possible. If you require and information or have any questions regarding the robot units system please contact your nearest shop now.

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