What conveyor belts are used in cement industry
As most bulk handling applications, cement industry is a very challenging field due to its critical operating conditions, especially the type and load of the transported material and the complex manufacturing process involving different conveyor systems. Given that, what type of conveyor belts are used in cement industry? First of all, conveyor systems connect all equipment of the cement production line as a whole, from raw materials extraction from quarry, to material crushing treatment, to shipment to the cement plant. Therefore, belt conveyors in cement plants are mainly used for long-distance and continuous transportation of heavy-duty bulk materials and must be able to handle their heavy impact on the belt. Moreover, cement conveyor belts have to be very resistant to heat and corrosion. Otherwise, dust creation and abrasive effect of raw materials and high processing temperature may cause the rapid wear of systems and the consequent reduction of production performance. Of course, the right selection of all components of conveyors is fundamental to guarantee the presence of these features.