In order to set up a complete and perfectly functioning conveyor system, Rulmeca designs and manufactures various types of belt conveyor pulleys which differ according to their role and position in the belt conveyor layout:
- drive pulleys: intended to drive the belt;
- return pulleys: intended to redirect the belt back to the drive pulley;
- bend pulleys: intended to change the direction of the belt;
- idler pulleys: intended to provide tensioning to the belt;
- snub pulleys: intended to improve the traction of the drive pulley.
Additional factors influence the selection of the right belt conveyor pulleys. Like any component, their configuration depends on the type of system and the load of the transported material. Following a precise calculation of general construction data (dimensions of the belt, stress potential, distribution of load to name a few), Rulmeca products may be dimensioned according to the features of each conveyor and application.
Suitable for bulk handling applications
Conveyor systems are used in plenty of industries, even those featuring extreme operational conditions and transportation of heavy loads of bulk aggressive materials. This is the case for mines, cement industries, quarries and tunnels, salt and sugar plants, steel and power plants, recycling and crushing industries, ports and terminals. The extensive range of Rulmeca belt conveyor pulleys provides a wide choice designed to build flowing running heavy duty conveyors which are able to meet the demanding requirements of these industrial applications.