Beginners Guide

Types of Sandwich Belt Conveyors

It is important to mention the different types or brand names of sandwich belt conveyors and the suppliers of these conveyors.

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The following companies are known by Ckit to offer sandwich belt conveyors (alphabetic order) :-

Types of Belt Conveyors

In addition to the above it is important for the learner to understand that a number of different types of belt conveyors can be used to transport materials from the feed point to the desired discharge point, although for steep inclinations above say 40 degrees only the sandwich conveyor, pocket-type conveyor or cleated conveyor should be considered for most materials.

It is incumbent on the engineer to consider the alternative types of conveyors available and to make a selection according to the particular criteria set out for the installation.

The sandwich-type conveyor is but one type of conveyor which is used today and the unique features of the sandwich conveyor are often the strongest motivation for clients electing to install this conveyor.

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.

Troughed Conveyor

Sicon Conveyor

Pipe Conveyor

Pocket / Sidewall Conveyor

Sandwich Conveyor

U-CON Conveyor

Cable Belt Conveyor

Square Belt Conveyor

Air Supported Conveyor

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.