Cleated Belt Conveyors
Cleated belt conveyors are standard conveyors with raised edges (cleats) to keep product in place and prevent it from sliding or falling off the belt as it moves. This allows greater capacity and conveyance up slopes. The cleats can be made of various materials such as plastic, rubber, or metal, and can be arranged in different patterns depending on the type of material being conveyed and the needs of the application.
Cleated belt conveyors are commonly used in a variety of industries, including mining, construction, agriculture, and manufacturing. They are often used to transport bulk materials such as coal, ore, gravel, sand, and wood chips, but they can also be used to transport smaller items such as boxes and packages. Cleated belts are often known as “crossbelts” in these applications because, with set spacing between each package, they can easily be sorted cross-wise.
There are several factors to consider when choosing a cleated belt conveyor, including the type of material being conveyed, the conveyor’s load capacity, the desired speed and capacity of the conveyor, and the overall layout and design of the system. It is important to select a conveyor that is suitable for the specific needs of the application to ensure optimal performance and efficiency.
Cleated belts are often combined with corrugated belts but are not necessarily the same.