Conveyor belts are used for multiple purposes having high efficiency, reliability and provide one of the most economical forms of bulk material transport.
Companies however, are placing a stronger emphasis on sustainability as well as environmental and climate protection. Energy consumption is becoming a more important factor in conveyor applications.
Longer conveyors and higher production demands are driving engineers to seek new alternatives to reduce energy demand. Minimizing the belts deformation while in contact with conveyor components such as idlers has become a high priority.
The responsible use of resources and energy has always been a top priority for PHOENIX. After decades of extensive research and field testing, PHOENIX launched the first generation of energy saving EOB back in the 1970’s.
Today, large numbers of EOB belts are in operation throughout the world. With its unique visco-elastic properties, the PHOENOCORD® EOB belt can reduce energy consumption by up to 20 % as compared to conventional belts.
These results are substantiated through standardized testing at the University of Hanover in Germany as per DIN 22123.
The conveyor belt is deformed when running over the carrying rollers, which consumes energy. Bulges form in front of the carrying rollers.