What is a conveyor belt? What types of conveyor belts are there?

The influence from the development of science and technology on production as well as human life is undeniable. It makes people’s lives easier, production and labor work more professional. Besides, it also saves time, costs, increases productivity and profits. From there, it gives businesses the ability to compete with other companies by the quality of their products. In which, the conveyor system also plays a significant part. Surely all of us have heard at least once about the “conveyor belt”, but not all of us understand this product well. So, what is a carousel? What types of conveyor belts are there? Please continue to learn in the content that  Uniduc shares  below!

I. What is a conveyor belt?

Conveyor belt is a machine product that effectively supports people in the work of transporting, manufacturing, processing, packing goods,… This machine possesses the ability to transport an object, parcel or package. goods from point A to point B in the factory. The conveyor belt is also equipped with additional working tables on both sides for workers to process food,  assemble and pack components,… At the top, it is possible to install additional floors for finished products.

They are extremely useful, extremely economical. Conveyor belt is one of the important parts in the production, assembly and production lines of enterprises and factories. They contribute to creating a scientific and dynamic manufacturing environment, freeing labor and bringing high economic benefits.

II. Construction and applications of conveyor belts.

1. The structure of the conveyor belt includes:

Frame part: usually profiled aluminum, powder coated steel or stainless steel.
Conveyor belt: PVC tape with a thickness of 2 – 3mm or a PU tape with a thickness of 1.5mm.
Drive motor: speed reducer motor 0.2, 0.4, 0.75, 1.5, 2.2kW.
Controller: includes inverter, sensor, timer,  PLC,…
Transmission mechanism: including traction roller, sprocket,…
Working table system: usually wood, steel or stainless steel. On the surface is glued anti-static rubber mat.
System of compressed air lines, electrical lines: there are sockets to get power for machines used on the conveyor belt.
Lighting lines for workers to assemble.

2. Application.

The above structural characteristics show that industrial conveyor belts are very suitable for production fields such as: electronic components, product packaging, automobile and motorcycle assembly, food processing, .. .

III. Example of conveyor belt specifications.

Length: 1,000 – 20,000mm.
Width: 350 – 800mm.
Frame structure: aluminum profile 20×40, 40×60, 40×80, or stainless steel, powder-coated steel.
Conveyor belt: PVC or PU thickness from 1 – 5mm, blue, dark or white, anti-static from Sampla (Italy), Ammerral (Netherlands),…
Gear motor: brands from Japan, Italy,…
Conveyor belt speed controlled by inverter: 10 – 60 (m/min). The speed can be adjusted according to the product and conveyor capacity.
Lighting system: energy saving, no eye strain,…
Working table: MDF wood covered with rubber, PVC or stainless steel.
Control cabinet: indicator light, inverter, switch,…
Other details: tool hangers, component trays, cooling fans, … are designed according to individual requirements.

IV. Types of conveyor belts.

1. Roller conveyor.

This is the right solution for transporting light, medium to heavy products in normal environments, with corrosive chemicals or dust, etc. They are widely used in production making transportation easier. goods becomes easier.

a. Structure.

The two ends of the rollers are chamfered, slotted, drilled or threaded to attach to the conveyor frame depending on the purpose and application.
The surface of the roller tube is machined to ensure concentricity and chamfer.
Bearings: use genuine high-strength.
Bearing protection seal system: ensures the roller to work reliably in places with moisture, abrasion, …
Rollers are made of stainless steel and steel, saving repair and maintenance costs due to the concentric design to reduce vibration.

b. Application.

They are often used in production, automation helps save time, costs and labor. Compact design, simple, easy to move.
Cutting, splicing, flexibly splicing depending on the needs of the company. The speed and rotation ability are adjustable.
Seamless shipping rollers are widely used by cartoning manufacturers.
Application for confectionery, beer, dairy,…

2. Packing conveyor belt.

This product is a combination of a conveyor system, a working table and a storage shelf. This type of packing conveyor can transport large goods with a wide conveyor plane. They are often used in factories that manufacture and assemble plastic components, electrical appliances, …

a. Advantages.

Packaging conveyors help save costs, increase efficiency.
The frame is easy to disassemble and assemble.
High capacity, simple design, easy to manage and operate.
Low noise and convenient maintenance.

b. Structure.

Conveyor frame: aluminum material shaped in a symmetrical mold for easy processing, balanced conveyor belt and smooth operation.
The surface is made of PVC.
Drive mechanism: active roller, passive roller, supporting roller and sprocket.
Pneumatic system for hand tools to work on the line.
Drive motor: stepless adjustable geared motor type.
Lighting systems.
Working tables and shelves are made of assembled stainless steel pipes to create flexibility in assembling and disassembling, the upper floor is for working, the lower floor is for related working tools.

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