Development of a Belt Conveyor for Small Scale Industry
Daniyan Ilesanmi A., Daniyan O. Lanre, Mayungbe, O. Elijah and Oguntuase O. Bolaji
Corresponding Author : I. A. Daniyan
Department of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
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Received : 2017-08-02 Accepted : 2017-09-09 Published : 2017-09-09
Abstract : Most small scale industries rely on human effort for transporting raw materials from one stage of processing to another thereby reducing the overall system performance. The work discusses the development of a belt conveyor system for small scale industry. The conveyor is of height 0.75 m at 0o angle of inclination, 35o troughing angle and a surcharge angle of 25o. It also consists of a belt whose width is 410 mm, length 2.4 m and a basic length 4.54 m. The conveyor has an average capacity of 43.75 tonnes/hr. The evaluation of the conveyor was carried out by conveying 12 packs of bottled water of different weights across a distance of 2 m at a different speeds ranging from of 200-400 rpm. Results obtained indicated that the time of conveying the materials increases with increase in weight of the bottled water. The successful completion of this work provides a conveyor system which will aid the movement of material from one place to another with little or no human intervention. This will help the industry in reducing cost in acquiring labour that will be used in material movement thereby reducing cost of production.
Keywords : Angle of inclination, Belt conveyor, System performance, Surcharge, Troughing
Citation : I. A. Daniyan et al. (2017), Development of a Belt Conveyor for Small Scale Industry. J. of Advancement in Engineering and Technology, V5I3.03. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.893487
Copyright : © 2017 I. A. Daniyan. 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.
Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology
ISSN : 2348-2931
Volume 5 / Issue 3
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