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Are You Interested in the History of Conveyor Belt

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Befor what I said ,I think that most of us may know the based knowledge of the belt conveyor. But you know the long history of the conveyor belt?

Several hundred meters of newly excavated tunnel a week are not uncommon in mechanized tunnelling, depending on the geology. The belt conveyors for removing the excavated soil or rock must keep pace.

Primitive conveyor belts were used since the 19th century. In 1892, Thomas Robins began a series of inventions which led to the development of a conveyor belt used for carrying coal, ores and other products. In 1901,Sandvik invented and started the production of steel conveyor belts.

Belt conveyor with large transportation amount, simple structure, convenient maintenance, component standardization etc., which widely used in mining, metallurgy, coal, and other departments, used to transport loose material or as articles, based on the transmission process requirement.

In 1905 Richard Sutcliffe invented the first conveyor belts for use in coal mines which revolutionized the mining industry. In 1913, Henry Ford introduced conveyor-belt assembly lines at Ford Motor Company's Highland Park, Michigan factory.

These conveyor systems are commonly used in postal sorting offices and airport baggage handling systems. A sandwich belt conveyor uses two conveyor belts, face-to-face, to firmly contain the item being carried, making steep incline and even vertical-lift runs achievable.

In 1957, the B. F. Goodrich Company patented a conveyor belt that it went on to produce as the Turnover Conveyor Belt System. Incorporating a half-twist, it had the advantage over conventional belts of a longer life because it could expose all of its surface area to wear and tear. Möbius strip belts are no longer manufactured because untwisted modern belts can be made more durable by constructing them from several layers of different materials.

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