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By: Ashley November 04, 2019 Last Updated :November 09, 2019

How to Choose Safe Belt Conveyor on the Fixed Production Line?

The belt conveyor existing in many forms and dimensions represents one of the most commonly used methods of transporting bulk materials today. However, it is both popular and hazardous. There were 459 conveyor related accidents to minors from 2001-2006 and in recent 20 years, the fatality rate as well as the injury rate hasn’t had a significant drop, which is worth noting. In order to reduce the casualties of workers and save the owners’ costs, you’d better choose a safe belt conveyor on the fixed production line. We can address your needs from the following aspects:

Production Safety

Our centralized control and separate control can be easily converted for the inspection and troubleshooting of the conveyor. In the centralized control process of the conveyor, in order to ensure the normal operation of the conveyor, there are emergency stop settings between the conveyors, such as broken chain protection, stall protection, conveyor belt skidding and deviation protection, so that it can stop automatically in the event of an accident. There is also a signal system for liaison and equipment maintenance between various points along the transport line. Any person falling on or against the conveyor can deactivate the drive motor and stop the belt.
design of belt conveyors

safe belt conveyor design

In view of the large impact of the belt conveyor on the receiving point and the frequent accidents, a variety of buffering methods are designed, such as buffer roller, different buffers and feed channels. When using it, it is often impossible to adopt a single item, but to combine it according to actual conditions and environmental conditions.

For example, if the receiving material does not occupy a large space, and the material flow impact kinetic energy is quite high, in order to reduce the impact, firstly, the receiving part of the conveyor belt is arranged with rubber roller which is splined with the rubber pad on the one end and supported on the air spring on the other end, thus forming a multi-level buffer system. In short, we provide you with reasonable advice based on the characteristics of the working conditions, that is, the material size, the working site, and the loading conditions at the loading station, so as to choose the most suitable buffer device for you.

Since several of these accidents are strictly related to the opportunity to enter in working zones, our guard may be needed. It not only prevents people from under or around the guard to access to the hazard zone of moving parts, but also reduces dust pollution to workers and the environment.
safer belt conveyor with guard

belt conveyor with guard VS belt conveyor without guard

Installation Safety

The initial installation and commissioning of the belt conveyor is an important part of determining the performance of the belt conveyor, so we provide installation services for you to make sure the machine is working properly and in case you have any accidents during installation.

The running-in test is carried out by us in advance to ensure that the conveyor belt is not deviating, the operating rules of the idler roller during operation, the contact degree between the surface of the conveyor belt and the guide plate, the operating temperature of the driving part and other parameters should also meet the use requirements. Also carry out necessary debugging work, only after all the confirmation, can the test machine be run.

safe installation service for you

Operation Safety

Studies were shown that most of fatality and disability occurred when operators were performing maintenance, lubricating or checking a conveyor belt. For such a reason, maintenance operations have to be carefully planned and we provide free training for operators to explain what should be paid attention to during daily operation and maintenance.

1.Start up the dust and iron removal equipment firstly, and then start the belt conveyor. There should be a certain delay between the beginning of each conveyor , so as to avoid the impact of a large peak current generated by multiple motors on the power grid when they are started at the same time.

2.Potentially hazardous energy may be released from other sources such as gravity, hydraulic systems, pressurized air systems, mechanical devices. Prior to any work beginning this potential energy should be reduced to zero by all means possible such as closing valves, bleeding stores pressure and lines, releasing mechanical force and supporting weight with blocks and hoists. Repair, maintenance, manual cleaning or lubrication of machinery shall be conducted only after the electrical power has been de-energized and the equipment is blocked against any motion.

3.When handling belt deviation, it is strictly forbidden to touch the belt directly with hands, feet and other parts of the body.

4.When overhauling on the belt conveyor, handling the malfunction or performing other work, it is necessary to turn off the control switch of the belt conveyor, suspend the warning sign and press the emergency stop button.
four tips you need to pay attention to

tips for operation and maintenance

Fote belt conveyor sets the above safety measures in one. It is designed with various safety issues in mind, so it not only pays attention to production but also emphasizes safety. A variety of control methods and buffer devices cooperate with each other equipped with our guard. We provide on-site installation and commissioning to customers and a variety of operational safety knowledge to workers. Fote belt conveyor is your best choice.

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