How it works
A mechanical conveying system is (in addition to gravity) driven by a motor. The type of conveying system (with belts, chains, rollers or segments) can be determined based on the product to be transported. Chain conveyor systems work with an endless chain or cable, to which freely suspended carriers are attached. When this chain is set in motion, the carriers drag the material to be transported through the system towards the output.
In conveyor and segmental systems, the product is not carried by a chain or cable, but by wheel-driven belts. Because these types of conveyor systems exert little pressure on the product, it is relatively break-resistant, making this type of conveyor especially suitable for products that are fragile or rapidly fluidized. Very high transport capacities can be achieved, and it is possible to transport the product to multiple outlets.