Choosing the Right Conveyor Belt

Choosing the Right Conveyor Belt

Choosing the Right Conveyor Belt

Choosing an appropriate conveyor belt could make or break your project. There are a wide range of factors you need to consider, in order to determine which is right for you. This guide will look at some of those considerations, so you can be better prepared when you start hunting.

Conveyor belt material:

Conveyor belts come in various materials, often this is rubber, but you can also find nylon, metal, polyester and silicone conveyor belts. Deciding which to get depends on what you need to use it for. If you are transporting really heavy goods, then one made of steel will be good. But, generally, rubber is chosen a lot due to its flexibility, rubber is capable of moving a range of materials such as rock, soil and earth.

Conveyor belt size:

Dimensions such as length and width are extremely important when it comes to choosing a conveyor belt to hire. Your conveyor belt needs to be small enough to fit in your desired space, but it also needs to be big enough to transport the materials you need it to.

Conveyor belt incline or decline:

An often overlooked factor is whether or not your conveyor belt needs to deal with an incline and decline. If you are going to be transporting heavy materials up an incline, you need to hire a conveyor belt that has a decent amount of grip. In some cases you may need one which has a stopper to keep things in place.

Other things to consider:

The 3 aspects mentioned previously are your main things to consider, but, you also need to think about:

  • Whether or not your materials have any sharp edges that may damage the conveyor belt.
  • The shape of the building you are looking at introducing a conveyor system to. Circular conveyors offer amazing flexibility, and maximum use of space, but they are not always the best suited.

If you are unsure on which conveyor belt to hire, just get in touch with one of the team at Kisiel. We can help point you in the right direction. 

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