COMPONENTS OF A BELT CONVEYOR
1. Aluminum profile conveyor belt supports
2. Driving unit
2.1 Driving unit
2.2 Motor bracket
2.4 Drive (electrical)
3. Extremity unit
3.1 Extremity pulley
3.2 Extremity parts (such as clamping straps)
In addition, a series of add-on modules are available, such as lateral guides, stands, etc.
Step 1: conveyor belt
- The frame: The system’s framework holds all of the moving parts together for safe and secure operation.
- The belt: A long stretch of thick, durable material upon which materials are transported from one place to another.
- The conveyor belt support: Rollers assist the belt to stay on course and swiftly maintain movement. Rollers keep objects in place and prevent the belt from sagging.
- The driving unit: Motors may use either variable or constant speed-reduction gears to power the conveyor belt. An efficient driving unit must continually assist the belt with continuous running, smooth reversing and repeatedly adjusting direction.
- The pulleys: The conveyor belt should loop over two or more strategically positioned pulleys. The pulley controls the belt’s movement and performs critical functions such as driving, redirecting, turning, tensioning and tracking the belt.
- The clamping straps: Clamping straps are used on various machines to hold down fixtures and work components.
- Add-on modules: Most additional parts are installed for further reinforcement. While rollers support the belt from within the system, stands and lateral guides support the outer framework.