Before describing what a conveyor belt is, we should describe what a conveyor is.
So let’s start…
What is a conveyor?
What is conveyor belt
Conveyor belt is the belt used on powered conveyors with a belted conveying surface. This includes, slider beds, roller beds and incline/decline units. Some of the belt listed in this site are used to drive power driven live roller conveyors. Other options are available - this should be considered the “basic” conveyor belting options list.
Conveyor belt types
Based on the proposed use, conveyor belts are manufactured using either PVC or rubber. The belt consists of one or more layers of material. Most belts in general material handling consist of two layers. Carcass is the name of the under layer that provides linear strength and shape, while cover is the name of the over layer. Polyester, nylon and cotton are used most often to create the carcass, while a variety of rubber or plastic compounds specified by use of the belt are used to create the cover.
Belts with regularly spaced partitions are known as elevator belts. They are used to transport loose materials up steep inclines. Belt conveyors are also used in self-unloading bulk freighters and in live-bottom trucks
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