Modern industrial organizations strive for full automation and optimization of technological processes. A large and very important role in solving this issue is played by conveyor belts.

Conveyor belt is widely used in the food, mining and woodworking industries, as well as printing. With the help of a conveyor belt, it is possible to move solid, loose and lump objects that need to be moved from one section of the shop to another, or to pass through the next stages of the production cycle.

The width of the conveyor belt, indicated in millimeters. The degree of strength depends on the number of layers of fabric (the more layers, the higher the strength of the belt). Often the thickness of the belt is indicated in millimeters, given that the thickness of 1 fabric spacer is about 1 mm. The upper and lower surface of the conveyor belt has a rubber layer — cover. The cover can be both working and non-working side of the belt and have a different thickness.

THE FIGURE SHOWS THE DESIGN OF THE CONVEYOR BELT:
Type of fabric in spacers determine the strength of the conveyor belt.
BKNL-65 fabric — polyester/cotton, rated tensile strength of traction spacer 55 N/mm.
TK-100 fabric — synthetic, rated tensile strength of the traction spacer 100 N/mm

Example of reference designation: TK-100-650-6-5-12 GOST 20-85.
TK – type of carcass fabrics;
100 – load at 1 m2, kg;
650 – belt width, mm;
6 – thickness of the working cover, mm;
5 – number of spacers;
12 – total belt thickness, mm;

Conveyor belts are produced:
width from 100 to 1600 mm;
length up to 200 meters;
thickness from 5 to 30 mm.

Depending on the operating conditions and purpose, three types of conveyor belt are available:
for heavy operating conditions;
for medium operating conditions;
for easy operating conditions.