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How to Choose The Right Rubber Conveyor Belt?

How to Choose The Right Rubber Conveyor Belt

Rubber conveyor belts are used in industrial applications such as mining, quarry, cement plant, power station and food. They are mainly used to transport bulk materials such as minerals, gravel, sand, cement clinker, coal, solid waste and grains. These industrial applications have different conveying requirements and the conveyed materials have different physical and chemical properties. How to choose the right rubber conveyor belt for the application?

Choose the right conveyor belt according to the conveying distance

Conveying materials in a short distance: Due to the low tension of the conveyor belt, you can choose a fabric conveyor belt.

Long-distance conveying materials: large conveying capacity, high strength, high lifting height, high tension, you can choose steel cord conveyor belt.

Choose the right conveyor belt according to the material characteristics

Conveying large-size, sharp and bulky materials with a large blanking height, you can choose an impact-resistant, tear-resistant conveyor belt. Such as mines, docks, metallurgy, building materials, coal and other industrial applications where sharp and hard objects are transported and the blanking height is large.

When transporting oily materials or contacting various working oils, you can choose a conveyor belt with excellent oil-resistant nitrile rubber as the covering layer.

To transport corrosive materials such as acid or alkali, you can choose a conveyor belt with a good chemical resistance and good physical properties as the covering layer (nylon canvas or polyester canvas as the belt core).

Choose the right conveyor belt according to special application requirements

In underground coal mines and other application industries that transport combustible dust, conveyor belts should be selected in strict accordance with national standards. Flame retardant conveyor belts should be used when roller-driven conveyors are used to transport materials.

Choose the right conveyor belt according to the working environment temperature requirements

For conveying high temperature solid materials such as coke and cement clinker, the surface of the belt does not exceed 200 degrees Celsius. You must use a high temperature resistant conveyor belt.

When transporting materials in the open air in cold areas or frozen warehouses, you can choose a cold-resistant conveyor belt because it can operate normally at minus 60 degrees Celsius.


Choice of conveyor belt cover

The choice of conveyor belt covering layer includes covering material, surface shape and thickness.

The main components of the covering layer are various rubbers and plastics. Which type and model of covering material to choose depends on the type of material being conveyed, operating conditions and working environment.

The thickness of the covering layer needs to be determined according to the wear rate, material receiving conditions, wear resistance of the covering layer, impact resistance and the operating cycle of the conveyor belt.

When you don’t know how to choose the right conveyor belt, you can contact us. Our belt conveyor experts will provide you with the correct conveyor belt and competitive quotation according to your application and conveying needs.