What is a conveyor?
This page is about the question of what exactly a conveyor belt is. With a conveyor belt objects or materials can be transported. No human strength is needed and makes it very cost effective. Conveyor belts are also very popular in recycling plants. The sorting of materials in a recycling machine can thus be diverted from the actual sorting to a collection point. Even a direct forwarding on trucks is possible. The conveyor technology thus accelerates the entire process. This makes it possible to recycle old raw materials and thus close the entire process. This not only protects the environment, but also our limited resources.
What are the possible variations of conveyor technology?
They are available in various sizes, lengths and heights. Thus, on the one hand, purely horizontal transports can take place. Often, space is also transported upwards. This is possible with various parts. The conveyor belts can thus be easily combined with each other. They are available in individual modules that can be linked together like Lego.
Also, the type of material can lead to different conveyor mats, so that they can not be easily pierced. Of course, other materials are used here, as in the manufacturing industry.
Which types of material can be transported?
There are limits, of course. If the materials are too large, transport with the conveyor belt is not possible. They should be big enough to fit on the conveyor belt. Also bulk material can be transported hereby. I remind you here of large lignite mining areas, where brown coal is transported over km – long conveyor belts to the power plants.
For the normal recycling machine, there are many different conveyor belts, as several materials are separated here.
There are many manufacturers to these plants. Here are a few well-known names: AZO, Horstmann, A + T, Sutco, Zeno, and PWL.