Generally suitable for conveying any bulk material, even at high temperatures, at an inclination exceeding 40°.These metal pan conveyors
comprise a series of boxes capable of conveying fine-grained material without any spills. Two Link chains with pins and fixed bushings, which are bolted under the boxes, connect the various boxes so as to form a continuous jointed series thanks to the chain pins.Each second box mounts a pair of rollers with guiding edge and rolling-element bearings: the former roll on appropriate tracks and support the series of boxes both on the upper driving run and on the lower return run.The vertical support structure comprises trestles (two small columns with crossbeams), while the horizontal support simply consists of the tracks connecting the trestles spaced out at regular intervals.The drive station in the discharge zone includes a drive unit that imparts movement to the boxes, while the return station on the opposite end includes the chain take-up station.
- Recommended speed: < 0.30 m/s.
- One or more curves can be included on the vertical plane (recommended radius > 10 m).
- Material is hauled on the upper run.
- Multiple material loading points can be included along the conveyor but only a single discharge end, under the drive station.