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How Do Conveyor Systems Work?

Jul. 29, 2022

The working principle of conveyor systems

Typically, conveyor systems consist of a belt stretched across two or more pulleys. The belt forms a closed loop around the pulleys so it can continually rotate. One pulley, known as the drive pulley, drives or tows the belt, moving items from one location to another.

The most common conveyor system designs use a rotor to power the drive pulley and belt. The belt remains attached to the rotor through the friction between the two surfaces. For the belt to move effectively, both the drive pulley and idler must run in the same direction, either clockwise or counterclockwise.


While conventional conveyor systems such as moving walkways and grocery store conveyors are straight, sometimes, the unit needs to turn to deliver the items to the proper location. For the turns, there are unique cone-shaped wheels or rotors which allow the belt to follow a bend or twist without getting tangled.


Why do you need a conveyor system?

The main purpose of a conveyor system is to move objects from one location to another. The design allows for the movement of objects that are too heavy or too bulky for humans to carry by hand.

Conveyor systems save time when transporting items from one location to another. As they can be inclined to span multiple levels, they make it simpler to move items up and down floors, a task that, when performed manually by humans, causes physical strain. Inclined belts can automatically unload material, eliminating the need for someone to be on the opposite end to receive pieces.


Know about Qunfeng Conveyor

The conveyor is to transport materials and wastes on belts. The conveyor belt is made of textile, rubber, plastics, leather and metal, and the belt has the shape of a continuous loop to transfer objects. The belt is moved by the drive roller mounted on the bottom of the conveyor or at one end of the conveyor. The conveyor is moved at a defined speed by connecting a reducer to the motor.

Qunfeng Conveyor


1. High compatibility due to modular design

2. Solidity from laser cutting construction

3. Safety cover

4. High performance SEW motor mounted

5. Quality belt resistant to oil and grease

6. Scraper mounted

7. Fast belt moving speed up to 6m/s

8. Various Width up to 3,000mm

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