Design / Engineering Advantages

Transport of Product on Inclines of up to 27 degrees

Aerobelt can transport a material such as coal, with an angle of inclination of up to 27 degrees. On a traditional conveyor a 16 degree angle of inclination would result in product rolling back down the belt. The increased angle of inclination results in less space for the conveyor installation and reduces belt length. The ultimate maximum angle of inclination depends on the specific factors of the material in question.

The high degree of inclination allows significantly shorter conveyor lengths and/or closer spacing of associated feed and discharge points.

Aerobelt Conveyors are Reversible

The reversibility of Aerobelt conveyors enhances the efficiency in both directions of feed.

Aerobelt Conveyors can be configured to reverse with a single or dual drive as required by the application.

Conveyors are Prefabricated in 4.5m - 6.0m Sections

The Aerobelt is constructed from prefabricated trough sections. This makes it easier to assemble the conveyor to any desired length. The modular construction simplifies assembly and so leads to lower installation costs. It is also possible to extend or shorten the conveyor to meet future needs. Conveyors are prefabricated in 4.5m - 6.0m sections.

Sections are joined on site using and adhesive sealant to ensure the integrity of the air seal at each joint. An alignment built into the joint at each trough ensures the finished trough retains accurate alignment.

Power Consumption is Significantly Reduced

Primarily due to lower friction from the air supported belt design overall power consumption is significantly reduced. A level 90m conveyor can be run by a 3kW drive.

Lower power consumption results in smaller drives, reduced power requirements and overall lighter drive station construction resulting in a more cost competitive product.

Belt Construction is Often Lighter

Due to reduced working tension lighter, lower cost belt can be often used than the equivalent belt on a conventional conveyor of equivalent capacity.

Belt Compatibility

Many types of belt are in operational use on Aerobelt conveyors including FRAS (Fire Resistant, Anti Static), Food Grade Belt and High Temperature Belt (200 Degrees Celcius). The majority are sourced from local suppliers and the most common belt available ex stock.

See Aerobelt Design for more detailed information.

Stainless steel options are available

For food grade or corrosive / abrasive environments stainless steel construction is available for a range of the conveyor components.

Typical options include:

  • A Stainless Steel 'Skin' (Conveyor trough section immediately under the belt) with conventionally pre-galvanised or galvanised material used for the remainder of components
  • A 'full' stainless construction including all trough materials, inlets and pulleys often used in food grade applications or highly abrasive and/or corrosive environments
  • Many specific options are available and are outlined further in the Aerobelt Design section.

Aerobelt Conveyors can be Retrofitted to Existing Conveyor Galleries

To meet existing roller conveyor gallery profiles and steelwork including accomodating concave and convex profile curves Aerobelt Australia has developed a number of design features that allow a conveyor to follow the curves of existing conveyor support gantries. Concave and convex curves can be accomodated in the same conveyor if required.

Aerobelt Australia can also offer services to assit in the redesign and reconfiguration of existing support steelwork and footings to meet your project needs.

The Aerobelt Conveyor is Fully Enclosed

A number of options exist for the style configuration of covers but the conveyor is typically sealed with top covers and bottom covers, improving safety as the belt is fully guarded, significantly reducing noise and dust emissions and promoting product integrity.