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Types of Belt Conveyor and their Application

31st August 2021

Let’s understand the different types of belt conveyor and their applications. Belt conveyors are broadly classified into three types:

1. Monolithic Belts
2. Seamless Belts
3. Fabric Belts

Monolithic belts are highly flexible, directionally adjustable, and multi-directional for angular gears. They can be used for conveying as well as for driving applications. As a result of their elasticity, monolithic belts can be installed without a tensioning device. This allows compact machine designs. In addition, the elasticity acts as a security element by reducing shocks in case of brief overloads. Monolithic belts are highly resilient, and their physical and chemical characteristics are exceptional in many areas: their resistance to hydrolysis is significantly superior to that of most existing polyurethane elastomer. As a result, monolithic belts are resistant to water, oils, grease and benzine. Thanks to their close cross-section tolerances, monolithic belts guarantee uniform power transmission.

Seamless belts are custom-engineered products for specific application needs. They are made of endless-manufactured substrate components like polyester, nylon, cotton, Kevlar or Nomex, etc. The substrate is coated with an elastomer, such as neoprene, nitrile, EPDM, polyurethane, Hypalon, silicone, or other special compounds. The materials used depend on the application.

Fabric belts are tailor-made to suit specific industry and application needs or machine designs. We offer three different traction layer materials, used by three different fabric belt concepts, for open drive, tangential drive, multiple pulley drive, live roller drive, and double-sided power transmission. In summary: Polyester belts — the versatile types Polyamide — the hard-working belts Aramide — the sophisticated belts.

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