How to select motor for conveyor in bulk handling applications
The handling and transportation of dry materials such as coal, sand, gravel, clay, minerals, cement, salt, chemical, grain, flour, stones and so on through a conveyor system is part of the so-called bulk handling applications. Here, the main factors related to the essential issue of selecting the right motor for the conveyor are the type of transported material and the operating environment. Mines, cement industries, sugar and salt plants, steel and power plants and ports are all constantly exposed to very critic and aggressive conditions: transportation of high load materials, low or high temperatures, corrosive and abrasive agents such as dust, grain, chemicals, heat, humidity, salt water and so on. Rulmeca motorized pulleys for bulk applications are compact, hermetically sealed, highly efficient conveyor drive units which are able to withstand all these harmful elements.