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THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CONVEYOR BELTS, CONVEYORS, AND BELT CONVEYORS

We get it; conveyor belts, conveyors, and belt conveyors all sound like they should be the same thing. That’s why it’s confusing for some people when we tell them that they’re actually quite different. The HUD Solutions team have plenty of experience with belt conveyors, conveyors, and conveyor belts in Melbourne, so we thought we’d share some of our knowledge and help dispel some confusion around these products. 

THE KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CONVEYOR BELTS, CONVEYORS, AND BELT CONVEYORS

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There are several differences between these three pieces of equipment, and if you plan on using any of them, it’s good to get your terminology right. 

  • Belt conveyors. This is likely the image you conjure when someone mentions the words ‘conveyor’ and ‘belt’ in the same sentence. A belt conveyor is a handling system that conveys products or materials. The belt is extended in an endless loop with rollers underneath to keep the belt moving. Belt conveyors can be fast or slow, depending on the product or material it’s conveying, and they can be either flat or troughed. 

  • Conveyor belts. This is the central belt part of a belt conveyor. Conveyor belts can be made from a variety of materials depending on the machine’s intended use. Common materials include rubber, fabric, plastic, and metal, and you can typically choose from a large, medium, or small conveyor belt, depending on your product or materials. 

  • Conveyors. When the term ‘conveyor’ is used in isolation, it refers to a range of conveyor systems. Belt conveyors are just one type of conveyor system, others of which include roller conveyors, chain conveyors, screw conveyors, magnetic conveyors, chute conveyors, drag conveyors, and more.

​A GUIDE TO THE TROUGH BELT CONVEYOR

Trough belt conveyors are typically used for higher capacity, higher speed requirements. They handle larger, bulkier materials, which makes them somewhat ideal for industrial applications. You’ll find a tr oughed conveyor is one of the primary types of conveyor belts used in mining. They’re ideal for anyone in need of a; 

  • Stone conveyor belt

  • Iron ore conveyor belt

  • Cement conveyor belt

  • Dirt conveyor belt 

  • Sand conveyor belt

  • Coal conveyor belt

A Guide To Flat Belt Conveyors

Flat belt conveyors are suitable for lower capacity, low-speed requirements. They typically handle smaller units and products such as packaged goods and parts in manufacturing. If you’re looking for a small flat conveyor belt for sale, HUD Solutions are here to help. 

THE BENEFITS OF SMALL, MODULAR CONVEYORS

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While some people are looking for a large-scale mining conveyor belt, sometimes small belt conveyors are used in these large operations for smaller streams such as sampling or suitable for many are ideal for a multitude of lighter duty applications. At HUD Solutions, we can deliver a straightforward modular troughed or flat belt conveyor that meets your needs.

  • They’re versatile. While our V trough conveyor can’t be used as a massive-scale mining conveyor, it can be used for more specific small-scale applications. Our Sanwest Sanki and Sancon conveyors can be used to handle abrasive, wet, dry, sticky, or dirty materials, making them an ideal mining belt. So whether you need a coal mine conveyor belt or a food packaging conveyor belt, we’ve got you covered. 

  • They’re economical. Using conveyors to transport material over longer distances is far more efficient and economical than using other transportation methods. A simple rubber conveyor belt can save so much time and money in transportation costs. 

  • They do more than just convey. Sanki and Sancon conveyors can aid in the weighing, sorting, picking, sampling, blending, spraying, cooling, and drying of materials.

  • They’re durable. At HUD Solutions, we swear by our Sanwest conveyors. With the right maintenance and when used as intended, they have the potential to last decades. So whether you’re looking for an ore conveyor belt, a stone conveyor belt, or a soil conveyor belt for sale, HUD Solutions can help. 

WHAT CAN HUD SOLUTIONS DO FOR YOU?

At HUD Solutions, we’re proud to be specialists in Sanki and Sancon conveyors in Australia, and we’re committed to helping our clients find the best, most effective conveyor solution. 

  • We’re here to keep things simple. The HUD Solutions team is here to provide you with small-scale modular conveyor solutions. So if you’re after an easy, straightforward conveyor for sale in Australia, HUD Solutions can help. 

  • We sell a premium range of products. When you’re looking for belt conveyors or conveyor belts for sale, look no further than HUD Solutions. We’ve been selling Sanwest Sanki and Sancon belt conveyors for years, and we swear by their superior quality. Additionally, we sell URAS vibrating motors and Steinert magnets and metal detectors, so we have some of your materials handling needs covered.

  • We can offer excellent advice. We’ve been working in materials handling for years, so we’re able to provide advice on the very best solutions for your organisation. We want to work closely with you to deliver precisely what you need.

  • You can rely on us. At HUD Solutions, we endeavour to build long-term relationships with our clients so they feel confident coming back to us time and time again. We’re committed to providing consistently high-quality products and premium service, so you can feel confident contacting HUD Solutions for your modular conveyor needs. 

WHEN YOU NEED CONVEYOR BELTS IN MELBOURNE, YOU CAN RELY ON HUD SOLUTIONS

While HUD Solutions has only been around since 2019, we have more than 15 years experience in the industry. We’re a proud agent and representative of Sanwest, Steinert, and URAS. We take pride in providing simple, small-scale modular conveyors to suit your industrial needs. If you’re looking for conveyor belts in Melbourne, contact HUD Solutions today