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Belt Conveyors and Their Uses

11th January 2023

Sometime our customers call these “Conveyor belts”. This is actually the belting material. A belt conveyor system is one of the simplest conveyor types. It moves parts from one end to the other. Speed can be variable with a variable speed drive. Don’t use belt conveyor systems as a working surface. They also can’t be used to present parts to a robot, or buffer or sequence parts. But their simplicity makes them one of the most common conveyor types available.

They belong to the floor mounted category. Belt conveyors typically move the belt across a supporting steel plate so that as the belt moves it slides. This style is a slider bed style. Or the belt conveyor can be supported on top of closely spaced rollers. These belt conveyor types are called a roller belt style or roller conveyor belt.