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How To Choose A Rubber Conveyor Belt

Jun 26, 2017

Choosing the right conveyor belt for your product is one of the most important, and often over-looked, details in the selection of a conveyor. The type of material the belt is made of is vital to the success of the application, and having the wrong belt can significantly affect throughput, downtime and safety.


There are many different types of belts available so the first step in choosing the correct belt is to know your product and how it will convey. 

Several key points to consider are:


The size, weight and distribution of the product.Different products needs different belts.

The material the product is made of

The temperature of the product,(i.e. you need to use Heat Resistant Rubber Conveyor Belt when the product is over 100℃ )

How the product will be loaded on the conveyor (i.e. will there be impact loading?)

If the product’s orientation will change

The speed the product will be conveyed

Whether the product will travel on an incline and/or decline

The environment in which the conveyor will operate (i.e. Is it hot or cold, wet or dry, inside or outside, corrosive, etc.If there are flame,flame resistant rubber conveyor belt wil be needed)


Once you have a good understanding of your product and the environment it will operate in, you can select the proper belt. Below are the basic belt types available. (This is not by any means an exhaustive list. There are many other specialty belts available.)