A belt conveyor is used in almost all industrial applications as soon as piece goods have to be transported without special requirements regarding their location, position or product support geometry. Products of various shapes and dimensions, packaged or unpackaged, light or heavy are possible. In addition to straight routes, courses around curves or on to another level can also be realised.
Depending on the conveyor design, total loads of up to 200 kg and speeds of up to 80 m/min are usually possible.
Factors that can influence the burden on the conveyor:
✔️ the weight and dimensions of the product
✔️ the route
✔️ the conveyor width
✔️ the roller diameter
✔️ the type of conveyor belt
✔️ the load bias
✔️ the load distribution
✔️ the operating mode
✔️ the environmental condition
When designing a conveyor, normal environmental conditions in production are assumed. This means indoor use at temperatures of +10° to +60° C, clean environment, usual humidity of 30 – 60% and no condensation or drops. Depending on the belt material, contact temperatures from -30 to 150°C are also possible.