Troughed belt conveyors for high mass flow
Belt conveyors come in many shapes and forms, open troughed belt conveyors are used to transport materials such as bulk materials for cement production quickly over long distances and through rough terrain, e.g., from the quarry to the cement plant. The trough shape allows for the safer transportation of materials over difficult terrain with less spillage. Of all the belt conveyors, the troughed belt conveyor enables the highest mass flow. Due to the tight curve radii and large center distances, coarse and heavy materials with large volumes can be transported at high speeds. Conveying capacities of up to 10,000 tonnes per hour are common.