Similar to a Chute Conveyor, Wheel Conveyor, Roller Conveyor, and Chain Conveyor, and Slat Conveyor, a Flat Belt Conveyor is another transport equipment designed to move material efficiently from one location to another. The big difference is that a Chain Conveyor is not based on gravity, but on mechanics and electricity and it’s application is a bit more specific to the type of operation.
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Flat Belt conveyors come in a wide range of mechanical types made of materials with varying textures, grip characteristics and composition. Designed for specific purposes, settings and materials to be handled, the versatile belt conveyor transports materials uphill, downhill or level. It grabs and accelerates or slows down and collect objects. Belts divert or deliver goods into position to be manipulated, assembled, cut or stamped.
- Unit + On-Floor + No Accumulate
- For transporting light- and medium-weight loads between operations, departments, levels, and buildings
- When an incline or decline is required
- Provides considerable control over the orientation and placement of the load.
- No smooth accumulation, merging, and sorting on the belt
- The belt is roller or slider bed supported; the slider bed is used for small and irregularly shaped items
- In 1957, B.F. Goodrich, Co. patented the Möbius strip for conveying hot or abrasive substances in order to have “both” sides wear equally
Below is a video showing how a Flat Belt Conveyor works: