What is a conveyor belt?

This page is about the question of exactly what a conveyor belt is. Materials or materials can be transported with a conveyor belt. For this, no human force is needed and makes it very cost-effective. Belt conveyors are also used extensively in recycling plants. The materials sorted in a recycling machine can thus be diverted from the actual sorting to a collecting point. A direct forwarding on trucks is also possible. The conveyor technology thus speeds up the entire process. This makes it possible to recycle old raw materials and thus to close the entire process. This not only protects the environment, but also our limited raw materials.

What are the different conveyor belt options?

They are available in various sizes, lengths and heights. This allows horizontal transports to take place on the one hand. Often, there is also a lack of space. This is also possible with different parts. The conveyor belts can thus be easily combined with one another. They are available in individual modules that can be connected to each other like Lego.

The nature of the material can also lead to different conveying mats so that these can not be easily penetrated. Here, of course, other materials are used as in the manufacturing industry.

Which material types can be transported?

There are, of course, limits. If the materials are too large, transport with the conveyor belt is not possible. They should be large enough to fit onto the conveyor belt. Bulk material can also be transported here. I recall here large brown coal mining areas, where the brown coal is transported over kilometers – long conveyor belts to the power stations.

For the normal recycling machine, there are many different conveyor belts, since several materials are separated here.

There are many manufacturers active on the conveyor belt market. Here are some familiar names you might have heard before: AZO, Horstmann, A + T, Sutco, Zeno and PWL.