The Pocket (or sidewall) belt conveyor is but one type of conveyor which is used today and the unique features of the Pocket (or sidewall) are often the strongest motivation for clients electing to install Pocket (or sidewall) conveyors.
It is however important to consider the features, costs, capabilities, etc. of alternative technologies and this Handbook provides details on the major belt conveyor concepts in use today (click on tabs at top of screen to view details on other belt conveyors).
Examples of these different types of conveyors can be seen below. To view the full-size graphic, please click on the appropriate thumbnail.
The type of conveyor to be used in any particular application depends on a number of factors including the conveying route, properties of the material to be transported, environmental considerations etc. These are dealt with in more detail in the section "design considerations" of this Handbook.