A belt conveyor is used for transporting materials, generally horizontally, from one location to another. It is made up of an endless belt on top of idlers (rollers). The idlers are arranged in a trough on the carrying side and flat on the bottom, or return side. The driving unit moves one or more pulleys which, in turn, move the belt. The whole conveyor is supported on a steel (seldom wood) structure, which supports and keeps the idlers in line, as well as supports the pulleys and the drive. On the troughed or conveyor side, a tripper is located wherever it is necessary to discharge material at an intermediate location (see figure 2.1).


Belt Conveyor Regenerative Load Belt Speed Belt Width Vertical Curve 
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