Belt conveyors for bulk materials ebook download pdf
In recent years the changes in the relative costs of equipment, labour, and fuels have made belt conveyors the most economical means of moving large quantities of bulk materials for distances up to several miles. The reliability, high-volume capability, and energy efficiency of belt conveyors have made them dominant for in-plant bulk handling for a long time. The recent costs of petroleum-based fuels and increased emphasis on environmental protection have created more usage of conveyors for overland conveyance of several miles. One of the more recent developments for long distance conveying has been the use of horizontal curves that adapt to terrain and eliminate the need for costly belt transfer structures and drives.