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.