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Thread: Conveying Sugar on a Belt Conveyor

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    Posted by Scott Neidigh on August 02, 1999 at 12:49:33:

    What is the difference between a conventional belt conveyor and a belt conveyor for sugar.



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    Dave Miller Guest

    Re: conveying sugar on a belt conveyor

    Posted by Dave Miller on August 07, 1999 at 22:26:28:

    In Reply to: conveying sugar on a belt conveyor posted by Scott Neidigh on August 02, 1999 at 12:49:33:

    Scott:

    A conventional conveyor belt has either natural rubber or SBR covers. Belts with "Food Grade" covers are normally used to convey consumable food products such as sugar.



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    Re: conveying sugar on a belt conveyor

    Posted by Jason Li on November 29, 1999 at 09:05:56:

    In Reply to: Re: conveying sugar on a belt conveyor posted by Dave Miller on August 07, 1999 at 22:26:28:

    Hi, Dave:
    Would you please send inf. about conveying sugar on a belt conveyor.

    Thanks

    Jason Li




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    Dave Miller Guest

    Re: conveying sugar on a belt conveyor

    Posted by Dave Miler on May 06, 2000 at 19:43:06:

    In Reply to: Re: conveying sugar on a belt conveyor posted by Jason Li on November 29, 1999 at 09:05:56:

    In reply to Jason Li's request for information on bulk handling of sugar via belt conveyors (posted 29 Nov. 1999):

    Jason,

    Sorry for the delay in responding - I am now with a different company.

    As a general rule,transporting of sugar, sugar solutions, sugar liquors (cane, beet & maple)and sugar producing vegetation should be done on nitrile cover belts, if using a belt conveyor. This is for chemical resistance reasons. If the sugar is meant for human consumption, the belt cover should be an approved grade of rubber or plastic - happily NBR also meets that criterion.

    The advisability of using a belt conveyor is subject to the process, volume being transported, form of sugar product being transported, et cetera.

    If you have a specific application in mind, pleaswe contact me via E-mail at admconsulting@cs.com


    Regards,
    Dave Miller
    ADM Consulting



  5. Re: conveying sugar on a belt conveyor

    Posted by lara Dunne on January 19, 2000 at 01:57:00:

    In Reply to: Re: conveying sugar on a belt conveyor posted by Jason Li on November 29, 1999 at 09:05:56:

    The transportation of sugar can be on conventional black rubber belting for the raw sugar, and once into the processing side it has to be white food quality belting.

    Sugar transportation is difficult as when it is raw it has a high water content due to teh demisters in the cleaning process adn therefore it is very sticky and very slightly abrasive (due to the nature of the particles). We currently work with most of the UK's major sugar processors on their belt cleaning problems and we have found that our B series scraper is effective, but also that our Hi-tech high quality polyeurathane idlers are also indispensible as the sugar sticks to conventional rollers causing all sorts of maintenance problems.

    I hope this helps.




  6. Although the thread is quite old, I felt that I should share the following information for the benefit of readers.

    You need to specify the characteristics of sugar, particularly its moisture content, stickiness and size. Following are some of the general rules
    1) Use the belt cover grade suitable for food handling or usual belt cover depending upon location of conveyor prior to final refining. Communicate with reputed belt manufacturers for their recommendations.
    2) Use rubber lagged pulleys to prevent material build up on pulleys.
    3) Try to use rollers of comparatively lesser diameter so that centrifugal action helps in self-cleaning.
    4) Carrying rollers mounting in bucket should facilitate removal of material build up if any between two rollers.
    5) Return rollers should be of rubber disc type or steel rimmed type, to resist sugar build up between belt and rollers.
    6) Polymer coated rollers can be considered.
    7) Transfer chute and skirt board shall be designed and shaped to avoid build up of residual material inside the chute. Such residual material will rot which is objectionable. These items can be of stainless steel.
    8) The conveyor shall have provision for easy wash by water jet and air cleaning / drying by air jets.
    9) Items should be painted by the paint, which is resistant to sugar action.

    Regards,
    Ishwar G Mulani.
    Author of Book : Engineering Science and Application Design for Belt Conveyors.
    Email : parimul@pn2.vsnl.net.in
    Tel.: 0091 (0)20 25882916

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    nickiemae Guest

    Re: Re: conveying sugar on a belt conveyor

    I hope this helps.

    everything is helpful to me!




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