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Conveyor Belts Types And Selection For The Right Application

Since the wrong type of conveyor belt will affect your productivity sooner or later, it is important to select the right conveyor belt for your application.The type of material the belt is made of is crucial to consider when buying a conveyor belt.There are different types of belts available and they are used in a broad range of applications.Some of them are easier to maintain than others.Conveyor belt systems are one of the most efficient methods for transporting products in your warehouse.It is a proven method of reducing labor and at the same time reduces the cost of your warehouse operation.They can be used to move objects small or large, heavy or light.They are also very convenient considering the different types of packaging of your products; they can convey products in cardboard boxes, plastic, wood or metal containers, even in plastic bags.There are light duty conveyor belts as well as heavy duty.Also, there are belts with a support system built in to assist conveying heavy objects with out damaging the belt, as well as preventing wear and damage by the impact of heavy objects being dropped on the conveyor belt.Flat belting is very common and used in many different industries, they work very well when you need to have a conveyor belt that grabs the items specially if they are traveling in an incline.Materials used for belting vary according to the application and offer different advantages that you should think about when selecting the right conveyor belt.These are some of the options that you have for belt selection: abrasion resistant surface, oil resistant, grease resistant, flame resistant, high temperature resistant, gripping in an incline and decline application.These are some of the different types of belt coverings available: pvc, nitrile, thermoplastic, polyurethane, nylon and polyester.Considering what we have already mentioned, it is important to keep it in mind when selecting a conveyor belt in order to extend its life as much as possible; the size and type of packaging or your products, are they light or heavy, how are they going to be loaded on the conveyor? will there be an impact on the belt when they are loaded? when it comes to selecting the right conveyor belt, if in doubt, it is best to consult an expert on the field.Make sure to ask a lot of questions and to be very specific about the way you intend to use the conveyor belt.Look carefully at how the belting system works and ask yourself; what will i do when the belt fails? what is the cost of having replacement parts available? when contacting a supplier they should understand your process and its challenges so they can offer you the best possible solution.

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