Conveyor belts have found various uses in different
material transport and vertical industrial applications. Generally, the
selection of raw materials in construction is done keeping the various
application purpose in mind. For instance, materials used for belts and
the configuration varies for specific purposes such as roofing shingle
conveying, bakery oven belts for pies and pizzas, quarry gravel
transport. Belt dimensions can be frequently be customized to match the
Some of the common applications of conveyor belts are:
- General conveying or power transmission applications. These belts
are termed as general purpose and the applications may be such as
engine belts, belting for power takeoffs, industrial machinery such
as lathes and others.
- Agricultural applications include silage transfer, farm equipment
and many other applications.
- Applications in retail sector for commercial purposes, these may
include uses at checkout counters or inventory transfer.
- Construction belts are designed for uses in construction
applications such as roofing shingles, or plywood or for uses on
- Uses in vertical applications such as an elevator. These belts
are termed as elevator conveyor belts and are provided with
additional safety factors for bucket attachment and holes for
meshing with drive and tracking tools.
- Uses in pulp and paper industry for transferring pulp, paper or
- Heavy-duty applications in mines and quarries. These belts are
known as mining and quarrying belts and may include transport of
materials such as ore, stone, tailings, gravel, aggregate, etc.
- Manufacturing and fabrication belts for use in factory production
lines. These belts are specially designed for specific fabrication
purposes such as semiconductor chip manufacturing.
- Uses in food and beverage industry include belts for processing
applications. Characteristics generally include non-absorbent
material and easy cleaning.
- High temperature conveyor belts for use in heat-treating
applications and are made of materials that can safely tolerate