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What are the Components of a Conveyor Structure?

A conveyor structure is designed to be a fast, efficient mechanical system that makes it easy to handle and transport large amounts of material in an area. Conveyor pulley systems are an excellent way to reduce human error, create a safer workplace, reduce labour costs and greatly increase efficiency. 

In this blog, H.E.M.E explains how the various components of a conveyor system such as belt, wheels, rollers and chains work together to run a system which is used in every industry across the world. Whether its sand, gravel, salt, copper or coal, a conveyor structure plays an integral role in operations. Contact H.E.M.E today for a wide range of conveyor overhaul solutions in Queensland. 


Conveyor System Components 

As conveyor overhaul experts, H.E.M.E has the knowledge required to get the most out of every component of a conveyor pulley system. 


This is the main structure and gives the system a shape. It could be a stringer frame which is made by shaping or bending steel plates. This requires a low investment and is ideal for light weight transportation. Resin conveyor belt systems often use aluminium frames in place of a steel frame. 

Truss frames are the preferred option for settings where strength is the priority. In situations where a high ground clearance is needed, or the system’s support legs are far away from one another, a truss frame is the right choice. Rubber belt conveyors often use these frames and they can be used to transport large objects. Truss frames are an expensive option compared to stringer frames but provide a level of durability that cannot be matched by lightweight frames. 

Conveyor Belt 

Rollers which are specially designed by engineering professionals are used to wind up the belt and are attached to the tip of the frame. These are called head rollers and the movement of the conveyor belt depends on the movement of the head roller. 

The rollers responsible for the winding up of the belt are attached at the end of the conveyor and are called tail rollers. The head and tail rollers work together to move and wind up the conveyor belt effectively. 

Snap rollers are installed under the head pulley and prevent the belt from slipping. The carrier roller holds the belt in place while it is transporting an object. 

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Contact H.E.M.E today for a wide range of award-winning engineering solutions for mining, agriculture and civil engineering. 


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