Use of rough top belt

Posted in: , on 27. Dec. 2006 - 11:25

Dear Sir,

I have to lay a conveyor within a very limited space. Inclination is comming about 25 deg. Some body suggested that I can use belt with chevron cleat atop the belt.I do not want to go for steep angle conveyor.

The particulars are given below.

Material to be handled.......... DRI

Bulk density ton/cub.m............ 1.8

Belt width,mm...........................1000

Capacity ton/Hr........................... 300

Kindly suggest.And what is the maximum inclination I can go with this type of belt.



Re: Use Of Rough Top Belt

Posted on 27. Dec. 2006 - 05:40

Dear Mr.Bannerjee

Though sieve analysis is not given, still I feel with 25 degree inclination of the belt, of material having bulk density of 1.8t/m3, cleated belt is the best solution.




Re: Use Of Rough Top Belt

Posted on 28. Dec. 2006 - 05:30

There are chevron belts available with ribs about 1" high, I think it is called "steepclimb". When used with troughed idlers they give pretty good capacity.

I used one years ago to take free flowing dried sand up about a 35 degree incline and it worked well except small round bits would work their way up to the surface and roll back to the bottom until buried under a burden where they couldn't get out before being discharged.

Use Of Rough Top Belt

Posted on 22. Dec. 2006 - 08:17

Mr. A. Banerjee

Your dilema is the best argument for sandwich belt high angle conveyors and their competitiveness when evaluated fairly.

By the nature of your approach to the problem whatever solution that you will choose will be at the limit, at the edge of failing. Too often the economic comparison of high angle conveying versus conventional conveying, in an elevating application, is based on a conventional conveyor that is on the edge of failure, say at 17 or 18 degrees. In a comparison of technically equal solutions (equal safety against roll back) the conventional conveyor would be at an incline angle of 12 degrees maximum. In such a case the economics will favor our sandwich belt high angle conveyor systems.

Joseph A. Dos Santos

Dos Santos International 531 Roselane St NW Suite 810 Marietta, GA 30060 USA Tel: 1 770 423 9895 Fax 1 866 473 2252 Email: jds@ Web Site: [url][/url]

Re: Use Of Rough Top Belt

Posted on 19. Jan. 2007 - 03:07

Dear Shri A Banerjee,

The material name has been mentioned as DRI. Kindly mention the full name of material. In such steep inclined conveyor, the lump / grain size is also very important and also the shape of the grain. This means whether the grains are rounded and polished or they are odd shaped and would tend to interlock for achieving the conveying.

If your material happens to be average type with not very polished type of grains, possibly you will be able to convey at 25 degree, by use of herringbone type cleats on the belt. However, the experienced manufacturer of such belt will also be able to give you reliable information about the achievable inclination. Possibly you have to opt for comparatively slow speed conveyor and minimum turbulence during conveying i.e. somewhat less pitch of the idler compared to the usual practice, adequate tension and thereby sag value upto1%.

There are other types of steep belt conveyors also. This information you can get from various manufacturers.


Ishwar G Mulani.

Author of Book : Engineering Science and Application Design for Belt Conveyors.

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