You can find conveyor systems at basically any major farm as they move thousands of pounds of produce and materials every day. However, not every conveyor belt is the same and different materials require different conveyors. This list of the simple conveyor belts used in farming can give you an idea of the variety of conveyors a farm needs to function properly.
Probably the most common type of belt is the troughed belt. These belts are similar to flat belts, except they have large indents in the belts to help them hold materials without dumping them. Depending on the depth of a trough, you can carry a variety of goods—such as grains, for example.
Sidewall Conveyor Belts
Sidewall conveyor belts feature large walls on either side of the belt. This helps hold in materials as the conveyor shifts them along. Sidewall conveyor belts are also good for moving materials that shift in transport, like grains or gravel, without dropping or losing them.
Cleated Conveyor Belts
A cleated conveyor belt is very useful for helping goods up and down inclines. The belt has horizontal walls that create mini sections on the belt. This wall then helps hold any materials that shift due to the slant in the conveyor system.
Enclosed Belt Conveyors
The enclosed belt conveyor system is the last of the common types. Enclosed belt conveyor systems fully encase the belt and materials as they flow to their destination. This protects them from outside influences and keeps them from falling. Additionally, this system can match well with other kinds of belts if necessary.
These are the common types of conveyor belts used in farming. There are many other conveyor systems as well. However, almost every farm will use these types as they’re very helpful for a number of different products. Your decision of what belt to use really comes down to your materials’ needs.