conveyor belt


conveyor belt
an endless belt or chain, set of rollers, etc., for carrying materials or objects short distances, as from one part of a building to another.
[1905-10]

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One of various devices that provide mechanized movement of material, as in a factory.

Conveyor belts are used in industrial applications and also on large farms, in warehousing and freight-handling, and in movement of raw materials. Belt conveyors of fabric, rubber, plastic, leather, or metal are driven by a power-operated roll mounted underneath or at one end of the conveyor. The belt forms a continuous loop and is supported either on rollers (for heavy loads) or on a metal slider pan (if loads are light enough to prevent frictional drag on the belt). Motors operating through constant-or variable-speed reduction gears usually provide the power.

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