The wear level of conveying components has a significant impact on the conveyor. Over time, various parts of the conveyor will experience varying degrees of wear and tear. Timely maintenance of the conveyor can prevent serious problems and save capital costs.

The following will take you through the conveyor parts.

What are the components of the conveyor?

The conveyor mainly consists of conveyor belts, idlers, tensioning devices, braking devices, etc. The following is an introduction to each component:

Conveyor belt: The conveyor belt is the main carrier used by belt conveyors to transport materials, and it is also a component with high wear and tear.

Roller: Supports the conveyor belt and the raw materials it carries, reducing the sag of the conveyor belt and ensuring its smooth operation.

Tensioning device: The function of the tensioning device is to maintain the necessary initial tension of the conveyor belt, to avoid slipping on the transmission drum, and to ensure that the conveyor belt between the two rollers has a suitable suspension degree

Braking device: In case of heavy load shutdown, in order to avoid reverse movement of the inclined upward conveyor belt under the weight of the transported material, resulting in reverse flow, a braking device should be set at the driving device according to the specific situation. Common types include roller backstops, belt backstops, and tile brakes.

Why do we need to replace conveyor parts?

Long running conveyor components may experience varying degrees of wear and tear, which can have an impact on conveyor operation. The impact of early component issues on the entire conveyor system is difficult to detect. At this point, after the conveyor has been running for a certain period of time, regular inspections should be conducted to determine whether there are any faults or safety issues.

If there are problems in the inspection, they need to be repaired in time. If a part has problems for many times, it needs to be replaced in time to avoid halting problem.

Faulty equipment can cause damage to the entire conveying system and also have an impact on operators. Therefore, regular maintenance and timely replacement of worn parts are crucial.

Common conveyor parts

Conveyor belt: Conveyor belt is one of the most important components in the conveyor, and they may be damaged or cracked during transportation.

Roller: The component with the largest number of belt conveyors, and a well functioning belt conveyor cannot do without the flexible operation of rollers. So although the roller is simple, maintenance is also important.

As the two largest components of a belt conveyor, it is divided into a driving roller and a reversing roller. The driving drum is connected to the reducer and serves as the driving point for the kinetic energy of the driving device, transmitting power to the belt conveyor. The reversing drum is named after changing the direction of the conveyor belt. The reversing roller can be used as a tensioning component or as a surface increasing roller. Choosing the appropriate diameter will reduce the possibility of conveyor belt slipping

Sensors: The conveyor system has multiple sensors for belt alignment, speed and motion detection, and safety triggers, to name just a few. These conveyor belt sensors ensure that the system operates as expected while maintaining health and safety. Therefore, problematic conveyor belt sensors can have a significant impact on your operation.

Regularly checking the usage of each component and replacing it can avoid downtime and reduce costs.

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