Belt conveyors in today’s bulk material conveying systems are most commonly used due to their construction and economical aspects.
Relatively simple construction, high reliability and ease of operation have made the belt conveyors the primary means of transport of bulk materials.
Long distance conveyors are sub-class of belt conveyors. They are single flight conveyors of long lengths having the possibility to transport not only straight, but also along horizontal and vertical curves, adjusting to the land configuration.
Power rating of their electrical drives is considerably higher and reaches several MW.
Today’s longest conveying lines reach up to 20 km.