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When you need a reliable Incline Conveyor for your business

By Emily

December 20, 2021
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Incline conveyors are a great way to improve the efficiency of your business.

An Incline conveyor is a powered belt conveyor system that uses cleated belts or non cleated belts to move material up an inclined plane. This type of powered belt conveyor operates at angles between 0-45 degrees, but the angle will depend on what you are transporting and where it needs to be placed.

The speed of a powered incline conveyor can vary depending on your application, but they typically operate anywhere from 30 ft/min up to 1200 ft/min or higher. The power source for this kind of powered belt conveying system can either be electric motors, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, linear motor-driven, etc.

The height capacity of an incline powered belting ranges from about 40 feet high up over 100 feet high! One of the most common powered incline conveyor belts is an inclined cleated belt (aka: powered belting). This type of belt has a series of raised ridges (or “cleats”) running the length of the belt. This design helps to grip and move material up an incline while resisting lateral shifting.

When to use an Incline Conveyor

Incline conveyors are used for applications where the material is conveyed on an incline and the weight of the product needs to be supported. This can be done with a long belt conveyor or multiple belts that are attached. The incline conveyors help reduce friction between the material as it passes along, which helps increase efficiency by allowing more distance traveled per hour for less power used.
An Inclined Belt Conveyor is set at an angle so that the load moves upward towards its destination – this means they don’t need supports underneath like traditional horizontal models.

Used in Applications Such as:

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  • Handling grain & feed
  • Parts assembly
  • Packaging materials
  • Palletizing products
  • Shipping/Receiving Material

The angle of the belt can be altered to best suit the needs of the product being conveyed. The angle also affects the speed of the conveyor – a shallower incline will move products along at a slower pace, while a steep incline will make it travel much faster. Incline conveyors are available as either powered or non-powered models. Non-powered versions rely on gravity to move the load, while powered models use an electric motor to do so.

They’re available in both powered and non-powered models.

Their angle can be easily adjusted to best suit the needs of the product being conveyed.

They’re perfect for conveying products that are irregular in shape or are prone to tipping.

Why Choose an Incline Conveyor?

Incline conveyors offer several benefits for businesses looking to move products. They are typically more efficient than horizontal conveyors and can often handle heavier loads. Incline conveyors also take up less space than horizontal conveyors, making them an ideal option for cramped workspaces. Additionally, incline conveyors are easier to maintain and operate than horizontal conveyors.

Benefits include:

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  • Greater efficiency than horizontal conveyors
  • Can handle heavier loads
  • Space optimization
  • Easy to maintain and operate

Power Requirements of Inclined Conveyor

When selecting an incline conveyor, it’s important to consider the power requirements of the system. In general, the power requirement increases as the angle of inclination increases. To calculate the power required for your application, use this formula: P = W x L / (cos(A)) Where P is the power in watts, W is the weight of the conveyor in lbs., L is the length of the conveyor belt in ft and A represents the angle of inclination.

Incline Power Formula:   P = W x L / (cos(A))

Why Choose Us?

There are many different types of incline conveyors available on the market, so it is important to choose one that fits your needs. If you are looking for a steep incline, then you will need a specialized conveyor designed for this purpose. Russell Conveyor & Equipment can help you choose the conveyor to suit your business needs.

We have a wide selection of incline conveyors available, so contact us today to get started.

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