Thisarticle contains an overall review of conveyor belt. It tells how conveyor beltdeveloped, textile materials and structures used for manufacturing of conveyorbelt and advantages of fabric conveyor belt over steel conveyor belt. Amongstthe different fibres, the paper mainly highlights on Kevlar fibre which haveexcellent tensile and chemical resistant property. It also tells about thetechniques and different type splicing of conveyor which is most importantthing in conveyor making and a good splicing is very much needed to get better performanceof a conveyor belt. It also highlights the different aspect of conveyor failureand how they can be minimized.
Canefficiently transfer bulk materials or parcels form one place to another?Conveyor belt systems are composed of endless belt, pulleys, idlers, electricalmotors, counter weight, rigid structure and other accessories. The continuoushandling of bulk materials by conveyors is based on the use of endless beltswhich do not only carry the material but also absorb the tensile forces. Thebelts run on idlers and are driven by pulleys, which they circumnavigate. Aconveyor belt (or belt conveyor) consists of two or more pulleys, with acontinuous loop of material- the conveyor belt - that rotates about them.
This article was originally published in the Textile Review magazine,December, 2012 issue, published by Saket Projects Limited, Ahmedabad.
RichaTiwari is an Assistant Professor.
H.K.Singh is associated with the Department of Textile Technology at the SVITS,Indore.
Kiran Yadav is associatedwith the Department of Textile Technology at IIT, Delhi.