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What is the difference between light and heavy conveyor belts?

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Update time : 2022-08-03 11:27:37
Lightweight conveyor belts and rubber conveyor belts have basically the same structure, but due to the large differences in the raw materials and production processes used, the performance indicators of the conveyor belts are quite different, and their application fields are also different. Compared with rubber conveyor belts, in order to reduce the consumption of raw materials and save the power consumption of conveyor belts, most of the lightweight conveyor belts choose environmentally friendly materials. (1) Different application fields Rubber conveyor belts are mainly used in heavy industries such as steel, coal, cement, ports and electricity, while light conveyor belts can be used in light industries such as electronics, printing and dyeing, pharmaceuticals, food processing, and agricultural automation. Compared with traditional conveyor belts, TPU conveyor belts and food-grade PVC conveyor belts are widely used in food processing, agricultural production and other industries because they meet the strict standards of EU and FDA. It is used as the main belt in the tobacco processing industry due to the requirements of poisoning. On the contrary, traditional rubber conveyor belts cannot be used in food processing and tobacco processing industries due to raw materials and production processes. (2) The production raw materials are different The raw materials of lightweight conveyor belts are polymer materials such as PVC, TPU, TPEE, PE, etc. Due to the variety of optional formulations, the impact of raw material costs is relatively small. In addition to the good characteristics of the cover material itself, through physical and chemical modification, the new material lightweight conveyor belt products can be made with acid and alkali resistance, oil resistance and organic solvent resistance, etc., to meet the diverse needs of downstream industries. (3) Different energy consumption The structure of light conveyor belts and rubber conveyor belts is basically the same, but due to the large differences in the raw materials and production processes used, the performance indicators of the conveyor belts are quite different, and their application fields are also different. Compared with rubber conveyor belts, in order to reduce the consumption of raw materials and save the power consumption of conveyor belts, most of the lightweight conveyor belts choose environmentally friendly materials. Why are lightweight conveyor belts so thin? Because its surface is made of pvc, pe, some use silicone, and most of the skeleton is made of Chonglun, nylon, etc., these are originally very thin materials, and the naturally made conveyor belt will not be particularly thick; heavy-duty conveyor belt The belt uses various rubbers on the surface. Most of the heavy-duty conveyor belts use steel wire ropes for the skeleton, and some use nylon conveyor belts. It is conceivable that the weight of the steel wire ropes alone is quite considerable. Thick rubber, no wonder it is called a heavy duty conveyor belt. In terms of use, light conveyor belts are generally non-toxic and harmless because of the surface material, and have no smell. It does not matter if they are used to transport food or materials that need to be in close contact with the human body. Its thinness also determines that it is suitable for transportation. Lightweight and nothing Sharp edges and corners and corrosive materials, and the edge glue used in heavy-duty conveyor belts will have a certain smell, and its thickness can support greater weight. And very heavy materials. In terms of patterns, light conveyor belts have more patterns and are more adaptable to different environments, while heavy conveyor belts only have several common patterns such as herringbone, which are used to adapt to harsh working environments.
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