KWS Environmental Belt Conveyors

Belt conveyors are one of the most widely used bulk material handling conveyors in the world. Their economic design makes them ideal for conveying short and long distances. In today’s modern water and wastewater treatment plant a belt conveyor can be used in a variety of applications including conveying grit, screenings and dewatered or dried biosolids. Both troughing idler and flex wall belt conveyors are used in these applications. Utilizing standard CEMA components a belt conveyor can be custom configured to meet the demanding needs of today’s complex treatment plants.

Advantages of using a belt conveyor -

  • Available in a wide variety of materials of construction and configurations
  • Utilizes readily available standard CEMA components
  • More energy efficient when compared to pumps and other conveyors
  • Ideal for bulky and sluggish bulk materials
  • Able to span long distances in a single run
  • Can convey horizontally, on an incline or vertical

Belt conveyors offer a versatile range of conveying options. Available in two distinct styles, troughing and flex wall belt conveyors are configured to meet different sets of design criteria.

Troughing Belt Conveyors utilize off set idlers to create a bowl shape with the belt. This bowl is used to convey the product with minimal spillage.

Troughing Belt Conveyor Applications

  • Horizontal and incline conveying – Up to 25-degrees
  • Ideal for grit, screening and dewatered or dried biosolids
  • Multiple inlet points can be utilized to convey bulk materials discharged from upstream process equipment
  • Covers can be utilized for odor control
  • Drip pans can be fitted for excess liquid control

Flex wall belt conveyors utilize a flat belt with corrugated side walls with optional cleats to convey product. Corrugated side walls minimize spillage and cleats allow for more efficient conveying on inclines.

Flex Wall Belt Conveyor Applications

  • Horizontal, incline and vertical conveying
  • S-path and L-path designs available
  • Ideal for grit, screening and dewatered or dried biosolids
  • Multiple inlet points can be utilized to convey bulk materials discharged from upstream process equipment
  • Covers can be utilized for odor control
  • Drip pans can be fitted for excess liquid control

KWS can help you design the right belt conveyor for your application and will ensure an economical design to offer years of reliable and carefree operation.

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