Belt conveyor is designed for handling of Bulk materials. The Bulk material handling systems have innumerable areas of application like in Power Plant, Coal Handling, Bagasse Handling, Ash Handling , Sand Handling, Bag Handling, Bale Handling, Seed Handling, storage and loading into Ship storage and dispatch by rail/ road, mine materials etc
A Belt Conveyor consists of two or more pulley with continuous loop of material. One or both are powered, moving belt and the material on the belt forward. The powered pulley is called drive pulley and unpowered pulley called idlers.
Belt Conveyers are employed for conveying various bulk and unit loads along horizontal or slightly inclined paths and for transporting articles between various operations in production flow lines. They have found wide application in all branches of industry and are means of mechanical transport in foundry shops, in fuel supply systems of electric power stations, for ground and surface transport of coal and gangue in coal industry, for delivery of ores, coke and fluxes in metal making industries. They transfer building materials, fossil minerals, grain, sand, stone, etc. Belt Conveyors have become popular due to a high load-carrying capacity, large length of the conveying path, simple design, easy maintenance and high reliability of operation.