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A Guide To Belt Conveyor Transfers

How to avoid issues with belt pushing and product movement

Conveyor Inquiry

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Most experts recommend methods other than belts for conveyor transfers, but there are ways to design your conveyor so that this process works.

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Why not use belt transfers?

Transferring onto belt conveyors isn’t recommended due to box tracking issues. When you use belt conveyor, boxes will probably drag the belt as they enter, which will push the belt toward the far side.

The solution

correct belt conveyor transfer design

If you can’t avoid using belt conveyors to transfer, the transferring conveyor should be positioned so that it overhangs the belt conveyor, as shown above. Boxes will drop onto the conveyor. If your load cannot be dropped, another solution may be necessary.

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Scott Stone is Cisco-Eagle's Vice President of Marketing with more than thirty years of experience in material handling, warehousing and industrial operations. His work is published in multiple industry journals an websites on a variety of warehousing topics. He writes about automation, warehousing, safety, manufacturing and other areas of concern for industrial operations and those who operate them.

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