Long Distance Belt Conveyor

Long Distance Belt Conveyor

When it comes to belt conveyors, I believe everyone is strange, but do you know more about long-distance belt conveyors that are several kilometers, dozens of kilometers or even dozens of kilometers? Its design is not as simple as it is supposed to be. It usually goes along with the reasonable arrangement of the main components such as terrain, drive, flip and tension, which not only ensures the normal operation of the equipment but also the needs of power supply and distribution, which is the design work. Focus and difficulty.

Due to the characteristics of the cement industry, raw material mines often have a long distance from the main production plant. With the maturity of long-distance conveyor belt manufacturing technology and design concepts, belt conveyors are increasingly used in cement plants. However, the design of long-distance belt conveyors is still relatively complicated, and the technical requirements are high. There are not many manufacturers with relevant design levels in China.

The process layout of the long-distance belt conveyor mainly includes: overall layout, drive arrangement, turning device arrangement and tensioning device arrangement.

1, the overall layout

Due to the long conveying distance of long belts and the fact that they are outside the production area and the terrain is complicated, it will inevitably bring many unexpected difficulties to the process layout. Therefore, the process layout of long belt is an important step in the design, which directly affects the investment of long belts. Cost, construction difficulty and future production operation and maintenance.

  1. The overall layout of the regional layout plan should be combined with the location of the long belt feeding point and the discharge point to select a route that is relatively close and has little ups and downs. High-voltage lines, oil pipelines, dense residential areas, and high-speed lines should be avoided in the layout area. The impact of roads, railways, etc.;
  2. In the actual construction of the project, it is often impossible to take care of all the problems. Therefore, it is necessary to divide the long belt into two sections or a few sections of leather.
  3. The height of the corridor can meet the requirements of clearance, try to avoid high brackets, arrange along the terrain as much as possible, and reduce investment costs and operating costs.
  4. When the residential area is close to the residential area, the belt conveyor corridor needs to adopt a closed design to reduce the impact of belt conveyor noise on the sensitive area environment.
Long Distance Belt Conveyor

2, the drive arrangement

The drive of the long belt is very different from the ordinary belt:

Ordinary belt drive devices generally use a single drive, low-voltage motor, head wheel as the drive roller, and the down belt conveyor can use the tail wheel as the drive roller.

The driving of long belts is generally double or multi-drive, and most of them are high-voltage motors. Considering the arrangement space and convenient maintenance, the driving device can be arranged on the ground below the belt conveyor, close to the head or tail of the belt conveyor, facilitating the adjacent belt conveyor. Centralized power supply, the head and tail wheels are only used as reversing rollers.

3, flip device layout

The belt conveyor turning device reverses the conveyor belt that has bypassed the head roller with its working surface facing up without contacting the lower roller. Before turning around the tail roller, it can be turned over and reset, which can avoid the scraping of the residue on the conveyor belt to the ground when the lower roller is in contact with the working surface of the conveyor belt, thereby saving the manual cleaning workload. Generally used on long belts, the longer the conveying distance, the more significant the economic benefits.

In the long belt arrangement, it is necessary to consider the arrangement space of each set of turning devices in the head and tail of the long belt, and each turning device needs about 30m~40m and is to be closed.

4, tension device layout

The function of the tensioning device is to tension the conveyor belt to provide the working tension required to ensure normal operation, while also compensating for the elastic elongation of the conveyor belt.

The tensioning device of the long-distance belt conveyor is mainly determined by the force exerted by the belt running direction and the arrangement space of the surrounding space. There are many types of choices, such as: fixed winch tensioning, self-controlled hydraulic tensioning, double hammer tensioning, heavy hammer type (fixed sheave type, tower sheave type) tensioning and combined tensioning.

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