Belt conveyors are used throughout the world for the conveying of bulk
Belt conveyors are capable of handling a wide range of bulk
materials from very fine to large lump sizes. Very fine materials such as
portland cement are loaded at terminals using belt conveyors. Large lump size
materials such as coal are transported from mines using belt
Belt conveyors can be designed to handle capacities for any
operation. It is common for belt conveyors to unload ships at capacities up to
10,000 tons per hour. Belt conveyors can also be designed for batching
operations or to convey a small amount of material between
Belt conveyors can be configured to fit almost any application.
A belt conveyor can convey material horizontally, on an incline or a combination
of both. It is common to use a single belt conveyor to transport material
horizontally a certain distance, then elevate the material on an inclined
section of belt conveyor and then horizontally again.
Belt conveyors can be used to stock-pile or reclaim bulk
materials. Radial stackers are used for creating large piles of materials such
as wood chips, coal or ore. Reclaim belt conveyors are located under the piles
to carry the materials into the plant for processing.
Belt conveyors require less horsepower to operate than other
types of conveyors. Bulk materials are carried on top of the belt and remain
static, therefore requiring much less energy to move.