This section of the Ckit Handbook deals specifically with 'pipe' type belt conveyors and includes information such as instruction for beginners, features and design considerations, layout parameters, equipment/ component information plus details of a number of suppliers and their respective literature on pipe conveyor technology.
Pipe conveyors have come a long way since their inception and today there are many turnkey contraction companies offering pipe conveyors in the market.
As a technology, pipe conveyors have improved over the years and suppliers have incorporated different features to improve reliability and simplify the operation and maintenance of these conveyors.
Pipe conveyors offer users the ability to transport virtually any material in bulk at capacities in excess of 2 500 tph. By virtue of its' tubular belt form the pipe conveyor is able to negotiate vertical and horizontal curves and in so doing, provides an opportunity to eliminate transfer points in a conveying system.
This attractive feature is complimented by the fact that the pipe conveyor encloses the transported product, is an environmentally preferred solution compared to troughed conveyors, can be designed for two-way conveying and generally makes use of standard mechanical components.
Alternative 'enclosed' belt conveyor technologies would include Sicon-type conveyors and visitors can find out more about Sicon conveyors by selecting the appropriate tag at the top of your screen.
The Ckit Handbook provides technical information and literature regarding this type of conveyor with the expressed intent of informing visitors about the technology in general and the pipe conveyors' capabilities. In so doing it is hoped that visitors will be able to compare the pipe conveyor technology with alternative types of conveyors and make an informed decision as to whether the pipe conveyor should be used in a particular application.
Pipe conveyors are considered to be proprietary equipment developed and offered by certain Suppliers. As such, the technology holders should be contacted for additional information not included here.
Beginners' guide. Anatomy of pipe conveyors. Applications. Design parameters. Features and benefits. Brochures. Papers. Trouble shooting guide. Contact information.
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