‘High’ profile chevron conveyor belts are available in several different heights, mostly from 16mm, 25mm, to 32mm. Some chevron belt manufacturers only make the 25mm version, while Dunlop produces a low chevron belt (16mm) version and a high-chevron belt (32mm) version.
A grouping of material properties and the system project of the actual application can determine what profile type or size is necessary to achieve the desired capability. A higher profile does not essentially create a higher capacity, and neither does it upsurge the workable incline angle.
The usage of a profiled belt is not even possible on some prevailing system designs. The evaluation procedure behind it is pretty tricky. For example, system enterprises with counterweight take-up units cannot accept types of profiled belts.
Moreover, the smoothness in running behavior of the preventive maintenance belt conveyor is mainly resolute by the design of the profile pattern. It becomes even essential when chevron belt speeds rise, or system designs get very fitted.
Keeping a low profile
There are numerous belts on the market that have a low-profile pattern. These conveyor belts have profiles that are more than 5mm high and sometimes lesser.
For instance, Dunlop has two designs – the Multiprof and another Fishbone. People use multi-proof mainly to transport packaged goods like boxes, bags, baggage, and bulk materials, including woodchips, agricultural products, oily materials, and wet sand. People can successfully use it on inclines as steep as 30° in a few cases.
However, people use the Fishbone profile to transport individual goods and packages, mainly where vertical inclines can cause slippage of the goods can convey.
As with the chevron counterparts, they are single, uniform structures, which is relatively easy to accomplish with low profiles as the rubber only has to flow a small amount than high chevron profiles. Yet again, the leading influencer as far as performance and value are anxious about the quality of the rubber.
In this situation, the rubber can resist wear and resist the effects of ozone and ultraviolet that are the most crucial. It is achieving working lifetimes as long as five years, or more are expected.
Belts that have anti-slip surfaces are also categorized as profiled belting. Unlike their higher-profile cousins, essentially all belts with anti-slip surfaces are ready in the same way using numerous kinds of fabric impressions during the vulcanization process.
You can achieve it by placing a carcass consisting of layers of fabric supporting ply and covered by uncured rubber compound on the surfaces in either a conventional flat press or a gradually rotating drum press.
An especially engineered heavy-duty fabric with the favorite anti-slip surface is then introduced so that you can press the top cover surface of the preventive maintenance belt conveyor into it during the press cycle. Once vulcanization is complete, you can remove the master pattern fabric and use it again.
You can use a similar process to produce anti-slip matting, which has two different anti-slip faces on either side. To get it, you can introduce two additional fabric raised profile fabrics on either side to make the two other fabric impression anti-slip surfaces.