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Basic Guide to Conveyor

Basic Guide to Conveyor

2023-02-28

Conveyor is a mechanical device used for material transportation, widely applied in various industries. It is an efficient and reliable equipment that can transport materials from one place to another, thereby improving production efficiency and reducing production costs. In this article, we will introduce the principles, applications, types, and maintenance of conveyors.


I. Principle of Conveyor


The working principle of the conveyor is to use the driving device to drive the conveyor belt or conveyor chain and other conveying media to perform reciprocating or continuous material transportation on a certain trajectory. A conveyor usually consists of a conveyor belt, a driving device, supporting rollers, drums, etc. Among them, the conveyor belt is the core component of the conveyor, carrying the weight of the material and the pressure of the conveying work.


II. Application of Conveyor


Conveyors are widely used in industries such as mining, ports, chemicals, building materials, and food. For example, in the mining industry, conveyors are usually used for material transportation in coal mines, iron mines, gold mines, etc., which can achieve automated production and processing. In the port industry, conveyors are usually used for cargo loading and unloading, warehouse management, and other aspects, greatly improving loading and unloading efficiency. In the chemical, building materials, and food industries, conveyors are also widely used in material transportation and production line automation.

Simple Container Truck Loading Conveyor

Simple Container Truck Loading Conveyor


III. Types of Conveyor


According to the type of conveying medium, conveyors can be divided into conveyor belts, conveyor chains, roller conveyors, air cushion conveyors, etc. Among them, conveyor belts are the most widely used conveyor, usually made of materials such as rubber belts, nylon belts, steel belts, etc., with the advantages of light weight, simple structure, and long service life. Conveyor chains are mainly used for heavy-load, high-speed material transportation, with characteristics such as large transmission torque, wear resistance, and long service life.


YiFan Belt Conveyor Manufacturer

Belt Conveyor

IV. Maintenance of Conveyor


In the long-term use of conveyors, faults or damage are inevitable. Therefore, the maintenance and upkeep of conveyors are essential. Specifically, the following points should be noted:


Regularly clean the various parts of the conveyor, including the conveyor belt, driving device, supporting rollers, drums, etc., to ensure that their surfaces are clean.


Regularly inspect the various components of the conveyor, especially the wear of the conveyor belt, supporting rollers, and drums, to ensure that they are in good working condition.


Check the tightness of the conveyor belt and adjust it to the appropriate tightness to avoid slipping or excessive wear.


Regularly lubricate the various moving parts of the conveyor to reduce friction and extend the service life of the equipment.


In conclusion, conveyors are an indispensable equipment in modern production, with the advantages of high efficiency, safety, and reliability. Proper use and maintenance of conveyors can not only improve production efficiency but also reduce production costs and enhance work safety.


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