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10 questions about conveyor belts

Horticulture

WPS answers 10 important questions about conveyor belts. These questions could help you to find the system that fits the best to you. Do you have an other question about conveyor belts or are you interested? Contact us!

1. What different kinds of conveyor belts are there?

Two types of conveyor belts are used in horticulture, for indoor (greenhouse) or outdoor use: one-piece conveyor belts, often permanently installed, and portable belts.

One-piece conveyor belts are often used as primary conveyors and can form part of a network of conveyor belts in the growing area. These conveyor belts are often very long and can be subdivided into two types:

  • Conveyor belts with a solid belt (e.g. PVC or PU)
  • Conveyor belts with a fine mesh surface.

In addition to these two types of long conveyor belts, portable belts are also available: traditional conveyors that can be dismantled and moved in manageable components without tools. One of the components is fitted with an electric drive and the others are connected to it with a drive shaft.

2. Which pot sizes or trays are the various conveyor belts suitable for?

The pot sizes for which the conveyor belt is suitable depend on the width of the conveyor belt. The type of belt is adapted to suit the type of plant, pot - or even tray - to be transported on it.

3. Does the maximum capacity of conveyors vary?

The capacity of a conveyor belt is a combination of the belt speed, the distance between the products being conveyed, and a continuous supply of products. Belt speed is often variable and is geared towards the desired speed and the stability of the product being conveyed. The spacing between the products depends on the shape and dimensions of the products. Continuity is determined by coordinating related processes, reliability, etc.

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