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Thread: Reversible Conveyor Design Guidelines

  1. Reversible Conveyor Design Guidelines

    Hi guys,

    Do you have any general guidelines (or references) for designing a small reversible belt conveyor (tracking considerations, drive, tensioning, etc.)?

    In this case:
    Materials: wood bark
    Capacity: 80 tph
    Forward speed: 150 fpm
    Conveyor length: 35 ft
    Belt width: 48 in
    Frequency of reversal: occasional (say once every day)

    Also, I would be interested in any push-plate or diverter design examples used for rejecting metal scraps detected by a metal detector.

    Thank you!

  2. Quote Originally Posted by forestmoon View Post
    Hi guys,

    Do you have any general guidelines (or references) for designing a small reversible belt conveyor (tracking considerations, drive, tensioning, etc.)?

    In this case:
    Materials: wood bark
    Capacity: 80 tph
    Forward speed: 150 fpm
    Conveyor length: 35 ft
    Belt width: 48 in
    Frequency of reversal: occasional (say once every day)

    Also, I would be interested in any push-plate or diverter design examples used for rejecting metal scraps detected by a metal detector.

    Thank you!
    Correction:

    Conveyor length: 70 ft

  3. #3
    Any belt catalogue will get you started. Particular issues will be providing diverter ploughs for each end and the possibility of resin bonding causing accretion along the return rollers. B

  4. Reversible belt feeder

    First task is to secure reliable discharge. Best to design for ‘live’ flow at hopper outlet.

    What is capacity of hopper.?
    Size of bark chips?
    Length of hopper outlet?
    any site constraints on height.

    Lyn

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