Solids are further classified into two main groups: Unit load and Bulk Material. The successful design of a conveyor belt for bulk material handling begins with an accurate appraisal of the characteristics of the material to be transported. The behavior of bulk materials greatly depends on the moisture content and particle size distribution of the
conveyor belt is normally referred to as the "carcass." In a sense, the carcass is the heart of the conveyor belt since it must: 1. Provide the tensile strength necessary to move the loaded belt. 2. Absorb the impact of the impinging material being loaded onto the conveyor belt. 3. Provide the bulk and lateral stiffness
Incline-bed belt conveyors have a steep 45 incline. The intake end of the conveyors mounts low to the ground to ch small parts, waste, or other bulk materials as they come out of a process or machine and carry the items up to elevated bins, hoppers, drums, or similar containers or up to a higher level in a facility for further processing.
Design Considerations Characteristics and Conveyability of Bulk Materials Capacities, Belt Widths, and Speeds Belt Conveyor Idlers Belt Tension, Power, and Drive Engineering Belt Selection Pulleys and Shafts Vertical Curves Steep Angle Conveying Belt Takeups, Cleaners, and Accessories Conveyor Loading and Discharge