Incline Conveyors, like any other conveyor, serves the purpose of movement of material. They are used as independent units to move material from one level to another, provided used with gravity conveyor, for continuous flow of material from one floor to another. They are designed for permanent installation by using pre-designed sections.
The material can be moved forward as well as backward, in both directions. The reverse direction require, help of centre drive. Incline Conveyors, requires support at the top and bottom. Maximum recommended incline is 25º. As they are inclined, rough Top belt is used at the top.
In Incline Conveyor, the standard sections are combined to make any length required. They are normally equipped with NOSEOVER at the upper end, which enables the conveyed product to level off to horizontal position before being discharged. This is highly desirable for cartons carrying breakables. The noseover eliminates a dropping action by the front of the carton when it reaches the top. Generally, the carton should not exceed the overall width of conveyor, but if it is wider it should have flat bottom.
The kind of material to be moved
Angle of incline required
Belt to be used to give perfect running
Whether, it is a short or long load, as short ones are more vulnerable to toppling.
The closer the rollers, the smoother is ride for each load, avoiding bobbling and rocking, with the help of slider bed.
Right guidance and sorting the needs to be fulfilled.
MAXIMUM INCLINES AND DECLINES: The maximum angle of incline or decline of a belt conveyor is function of:
1. Type of Belt being used.
2. The condition of the load. Angles of 35 degrees to 45 degrees are possible. This is possible by using of cleated belt.