Sidewall Conveyor Belts for Steep Angle Conveying
S-Wall™ represents the latest developments in steep angle conveying using the sidewall conveyor belt system. PHOENIX meets the highest technical standards when it comes to profile design. Advanced polyester fabrics used in the range of cross-stabilised base belts mean high rigidity values with very low elongation. Excellent rubber compounds for Sidewalls and Cleats ensure they can withstand the high stresses imposed in high capacity steep angle conveying.
PHOENIX uses future-oriented production equipment to manufacture sidewall conveyor belts in line with individual customer needs. For instance a computer controlled roughening machine can precisely roughen the base belt automatically and to an exact depth, important in ensuring maximum bond strengths. Additionally, a special assembly line features the hot vulcanisation of sidewalls and cleats onto the cross-stabilised base belt for sidewall belts used in installations where high temperature is present.
1. No Transfer Points
From the feed hopper to the discharge point, the belt is capable of turning through any angle up to a vertical line and back to the horizontal. This eliminates the need for multi drives and prevents product degradation and spillage at transfer points. In addition the method of feeding the belt reduces further still dust and pollution.
Material is loaded onto the horizontal feed point and stays within the belt until it is discharged at the head end without transferring it from one system to another.
2. No Spillage with Steep Angle Conveying
Once material is loaded onto the belt it is effectively contained between the Sidewalls and is prevented by the cross cleats from falling back. As the belt travels along the conveying line it retains the load within its own ‘side skirts’, eliminating spillage. But more importantly, as the Sidewalls actually form part of the belt there is none of the wear normally associated with side skirts. The smooth transition when changing angle also ensures the material remains within the belt’s effective carrying area.
3. Maximum Utilisation of Space
In areas where land is at a premium, i.e. dockside, or within existing plants where space is a problem, the S-Wall™ Sidewall Conveyor Belt system provides the ideal solution. With the ability to convey material at angles up to 90° the required ground space is minimal.
4. Minimum Maintenance, Long Belt Life
In comparison between mechanical elevators and Sidewall Belt systems it has been proven that the S-Wall™ Sidewall Belt has considerable advantages.The belt itself requires no maintenance and the reduced number of moving parts plus simple conveyor construction virtually eliminates costly downtime. The actual components used in the belt have been developed from high strength abrasion and wear resistant material to extend operational life. The design of the corrugated Sidewalls is such that they have excellent resistance to idler penetration on return side supports.
5. Wide Range of Materials can be Handled
With the extensive range of belt sizes available, the S-Wall™ Sidewall Conveyor Belt system is capable of handling almost all materials: large lumps, free flowing, delicate or fragile substances, highly abrasive material, light weight or heavy loads. Our application engineers have the experience and a thorough working knowledge to specify the system to suit your needs.
6. Low Power Requirement, Quiet Smooth Running
A clear advantage of using an S-Wall™ Sidewall Conveyor Belt system is the low power required to move the loaded belt. Because the system can elevate at steep angles (up to 90°) centre distances tend to be small and even in high lift applications power required to elevate is considerably less than in other systems. As the belt is running on rotating idlers, the low resistance results in a quiet system, an advantage when operating in close proximity to personnel. Where environmental factors need to be considered, the system can be totally enclosed.