Chapter 33

Conveyors

Abstract

Various types of conveyor are used to move bulk solids as well as packaged materials. These may be broadly classified into belt, pneumatic, vibratory, worm (aka screw), en masse (aka drag link), and bucket types. The layout of each of these types is dealt with in turn in this chapter.

Keywords

Conveyor; belt; pneumatic; vibratory; worm; screw; en masse; drag link; bucket

33.1 General

Various types of conveyor are used to move bulk solids as well as packaged materials. These may be broadly classified into belt, pneumatic, vibratory, worm (or screw), en masse (or drag link), and bucket types. Each of these types is dealt with in turn in this chapter.

There is a commonly expressed view amongst process engineers ...

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