The Types Of Gearboxes Used In Conveyor Systems

The Types Of Gearboxes Used In Conveyor Systems

Date: December 7, 2017

A conveyor gearbox is the heart of any conveyance system. Conveyor belt systems are the most used method of moving a substantial amount of goods. The gearbox is the center of the conveyor system that pulls the various belts, chains, and rollers to move the products. Therefore, if the gearbox fails, the entire system fails. The following details three kinds of conveyor systems and the types of gearboxes that are used to power them.

Belt conveyor systems

Belt conveyors are the dominant form of conveyor systems. They are used to transport materials or products over level or slightly inclined areas. In-line helical gear boxes, worm boxes, and bevel-helicals are used to power conveyor belt systems. In mining operations, a more heavy duty shaft mounted gearbox is ideal for moving large amounts of raw materials.

Chain conveyors

Chain conveyors are used primarily in dairies, brick plants, slaughterhouses, and timber mills. These plants handle products that easily move over a chain. Parallel shafts and bevel-helical gear shafts are the most common types of gearboxes used for chain conveyors. Products in chain conveyors are moved via attachments or even along the surface of the conveyor itself. Most gearboxes work in pairs (or more) to move the chains in these systems.

Roller conveyor systems

Roller conveyors use hundreds of individual rollers to move products. The type of gearbox ideal for roller conveyors is compact, but able to produce a large amount of torque. Typically, you will use in-line helical gear reducers and parallel shafts to drive a roller conveyor system. Roller conveyors are accustomed to moving a significant amount of large goods.

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