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Design%20of%20a%20Material%20Handling%20Equipment:%20Belt%20Conveyor%20System%20for%20Crushed%20Limestone%20Using%203%20roll%20Idlers
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Design of a Material Handling Equipment: Belt Conveyor System for Crushed Limestone Using 3 roll Idlers


I. A. Daniyan , A. O. Adeodu and O. M. Dada

Department of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University.


Corresponding author :

I. A. Daniyan,
Department of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering,
Afe Babalola University,
Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

Received: January 6, 2014,   Accepted: January 14, 2014,   Published:


Abstract:

In the process or manufacturing industry, raw materials and products need to be transported from one manufacturing stage to another. Material handling equipment are designed such that they facilitate easy, cheap, fast and safe loading and unloading with least human interference. For instance, belt conveyor system can be employed for easy handling of materials beyond human capacity in terms of weight and height. This paper discusses the design calculations and considerations of belt conveyor system for limestone using 3 rolls idlers, in terms of size, length, capacity and speed, roller diameter, power and tension, idler spacing, type of drive unit, diameter, location and arrangement of pulley, angle and axis of rotation, control mode, intended application, product to be handled as well as its maximum loading capacity in order ensure fast, continuous and efficient movement of crushed limestone while avoiding halt or fatalities during loading and unloading. The successful completion of this research work has generated design data for industrial uses in the development of an automated belt conveyor system which is fast, safe and efficient.


Keywords: Belt Conveyor system, Idler, Loading, Material handling equipment, Unloading.


Citation:

I. A. Daniyan (2014) Design of a Material Handling Equipment: Belt Conveyor System for Crushed Limestone Using 3 roll Idlers. J. of Advancement in Engineering and Technology. V1I1. DOI: 10.15297/JAET.V1I1.06


Copyright:

© 2014 I. A. Daniyan , et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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