Conveyor Belt Glossary

Here’s a glossary of common terms related to conveyor belts:

  1. Belt: The continuous loop of material that rotates around pulleys or drums to transport goods or materials.

  2. Pulley: A rotating cylindrical device used to change the direction of the belt or to apply tension to the belt.

  3. Drive Pulley: The pulley that is powered by a motor and causes the belt to move.

  4. Tail Pulley: The pulley at the opposite end of the drive pulley that provides tension to the belt.

  5. Idler Pulley: A pulley that supports and guides the belt along the conveyor path.

  6. Tensioner: A device used to adjust and maintain the tension of the conveyor belt.

  7. Cleats: Raised sections on the surface of the belt to prevent material from slipping or sliding during conveying.

  8. Skirt Board: A rubber or plastic barrier mounted along the sides of the conveyor belt to contain material and prevent spillage.

  9. Conveyor Frame: The structure that supports and holds the conveyor belt, pulleys, and other components.

  10. Belt Tracking: The process of ensuring that the conveyor belt remains centered and aligned on the pulleys to prevent misalignment and excessive wear.

  11. Splice: The joint or connection made between two ends of the conveyor belt to form a continuous loop.

  12. Troughing: The shaping of the conveyor belt into a trough or channel to contain material during conveying.

  13. Conveyor Speed: The rate at which the conveyor belt moves, usually measured in feet per minute (fpm) or meters per second (m/s).

  14. Conveyor Capacity: The maximum amount of material that the conveyor belt can transport per unit of time, usually measured in tons per hour (tph) or cubic feet per minute (cfm).

  15. Drive System: The motor, gearbox, and other components used to power and control the movement of the conveyor belt.

  16. Belt Cleaner: A device used to remove material buildup and debris from the surface of the conveyor belt to prevent carryback and maintain efficiency.

  17. Take-Up: A mechanism used to adjust the tension of the conveyor belt and compensate for stretching or slack.

  18. Guarding: Protective barriers or covers installed around the conveyor belt to prevent access to moving parts and ensure operator safety.

  19. Impact Bed: A cushioning device installed beneath the conveyor belt to absorb the impact of heavy loads and reduce wear on the belt and components.

  20. Conveyor Alignment: The process of ensuring that all components of the conveyor system are properly aligned and adjusted to maintain smooth and efficient operation.

This glossary covers some of the key terms related to conveyor belts, providing a basic understanding of the components and terminology used in conveyor systems.

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