Uses and applications of conveyor belts

Conveyor belt band
Conveyor belt

A conveyor belt is a moving band made of fabric, rubber or metal, principally used to transport and move objects from one place to another. Its mechanism consists in one or more pulleys on which a loop material rotates. Mostly, this is equipped with one pulley that runs by electric power.

The use of conveyor belts is not restricted to factories. Bakeries and pizza shops often use a slow-moving wire conveyor belt to move their products through an oven. Grocery stores use them in their check-out lines to bring items to the clerk and bagger. Airports and other public transportation systems use belts to deliver┬áchecked baggage┬áto customers, and warehouses use long ones to offload products from incoming trucks or to load outgoing ones. Escalators found in department stores could also be considered conveyor belts, as are “people movers” or moving sidewalks in larger airports.

The proper electronic configuration of the machine that powers the conveyor belt is a must because of the importance on the speed this will perform that could be adequate to work with. For example: will be very difficult and even dangerous for the employees to work with a too fast speed of a conveyor belt transporting pieces needed for assembly, also at food productions or any kind of work that will need to put together several pieces that come to them with help of a conveyor belt. Efficiency is also measured on the time the products/pieces arrive to its desired destination; a low speed conveyor belt will effect on time delays and low production.