Conveyor Belts, Types and Selection for the Right Application

The importance of the right kind of conveyer belt cannot be underplayed. A wrong conveyer belt can impact your productivity and profit. One crucial aspect to consider while selecting a conveyer belt is the kind of material it is made of. Different materials call for different applications that conveyer belts are used for and also for different maintenance levels.
Conveyer belts are especially useful for transporting products in warehouses. They are cost and time efficient and help reducing labour as well.
Conveyer belts can be used for moving objects of any size and weight and can aid in different kinds of packaging be it cardboard, plastic, wood or metal containers- all kinds of packaging material can be supported by these belts. Conveyer belts come in different configurations- light duty or heavy duty depending on your need.
The built-in support system helps in assisting heavy objects without any damages to the objects or the belt; it also reduces the impact of heavy objects being dropped on the conveyer belts.

One of the most common types of conveyer belts is the flat belts that are used in numerous industries. Again these come in different materials depending on the application and should be selected carefully. Abrasion resistant surface, oil resistant, grease resistant, flame resistant, high temperature resistant, gripping in incline or decline application are some of the options one can choose from. There are many belt coverings also available- PVC, nitrile, thermoplastic, polyurethane, nylon and polyester.


While selecting the type of conveyer belt and to ensure that it lasts long some of the factors one should consider are – the size and type of packaging on the products, the weight and size of products, the way in which they will be loaded on the conveyer, the impact on the belt while loading. It is best to consult experts while selecting a belt. Tell them the exact purpose for which you need the conveyer belt and ask as many questions as you can. Ask them what happens if the belting system becomes faulty, the belt fails and the replacement costs before selecting a particular type.

Rainbow Precision Products provides world-class solutions for your power transmission and material handling needs. They carry a comprehensive, balanced inventory of conveyor belts, metric-and-standard-bearings, bronze bushings, chains, sprockets, QD, and Taper bushings, and more. By offering an extensive inventory and highly competitive pricing, they help clients to reduce their number of purchase orders and lower their processing costs. Rainbow is your all-in-one shop for power transmission and material handling equipment.

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