How do curved conveyor belts work?

Possible configurations of automated systems for material handling include both straight and curved conveyors. Indeed, standard conveyors can also integrate curved sections, depending on the application, the transported material and the available workplace space. Rulmeca ensures the well-known quality and reliability of its products even in the design and manufacturing of specific components for curved conveyors. Read more to discover how do curved conveyor belts work and what are the most suitable components to install for a perfect functioning.

How do curved conveyor belts work

Curved conveyors, as their name suggests, are designed to carry materials around curves and corners. Therefore, they provide direction changes along the whole system, in most cases turning at 45°, 90° or 180° angles. Of course, their different configuration is specifically designed to keep the conveyor movement flowing and avoid products fall off the system. For this purpose, appropriate and suitably shaped components are needed. Given that idle or driven rollers are usually used to realize curved conveyors, conical and cylindrical shaped ones are the most suitable to adjust to the radius of a curve. The main advantage of curved conveyors lies in the possibility of exploiting all the available floor space, so they represent an efficient and cost-effective solution to not compromise production lines when the optimization of spaces is required. As a result, these systems can be used in a wide variety of industries, especially unit handling applications, including warehouses and distribution centers, manufacturing and packaging facilities, airports and food industries. Once said how do curved conveyor belts work, Rulmeca is introducing its solutions.

Rulmeca rollers for curves

As said before, rollers are the most common used components to produce curved conveyors. Rulmeca offers different models of rollers to be installed for the integration of curved sections in a conveyor. In particular, both idle and belt or chain driven rollers of either tapered or cylindrical shapes are available depending on the application. Indeed, our wide products range includes rollers for reduced dimensions curves for small packages or products handling, as well as rollers for light, medium and heavy loads curves. Thanks to their design, they all guarantee the regular movement of materials and the smooth flow of the conveyor. Moreover, the use of high-quality materials makes Rulmeca rollers for curves suitable for both normal environments and damp, dusty or food environments. Therefore, all industries dealing with unit handling which want to take advantage of their available space but do not precisely know how do these conveyor belts work and what may be the ideal solution for their need can rely on Rulmeca experience and efficient production.

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