Combination #1: Pipe- + U-Shape conveyor = P-U conveyor
The P-U conveyor combines a pipe conveyor and a U-shape conveyor. The U-shape conveyor belt runs in the upper run, and the profile in tubular form remains in the lower run. This combination makes it possible to transport coarser materials and avoid material loss while being a very space-efficient solution. What about its performance, you ask? Here are some compelling numbers: A tubular belt system with a diameter of 150 millimetres and a corresponding belt width of 600 millimetres achieves a transport capacity of 100 cubic metres per hour. The P-U combination moves 170 cubic metres in 60 minutes with the same belt width, thus achieving 70% more output.
Combination #2: Troughed- + U-shape conveyor = T-U conveyor
T-U conveyors are perfect when the high mass flow of troughed belt conveying needs to be routed through tight curve radii and narrow sections. The combination of a troughed and a U-shape conveyor allows the troughed belt shape to be used in straight sections and the form of a U-profile to be used for curved areas or tunnels. The troughed conveyor transports 500 tonnes of material per hour with a belt width of 650 millimetres, and the T-U conveyor achieves the same performance while saving 150 millimetres of space.