Save energy with the right conveyor belt

Save energy with the right conveyor belt

Would you like lower operational costs at your facility? The answer to this question is most likely yes. If you also would like to help the environment by saving energy, then today’s blog will be of interest.

Large facilities require energy efficient solutions

In large facilities, for example at airports with a lot of logistics, it is important to create optimal material flow. The goal is the highest possible efficiency through good service and low costs at every stage. Decreasing energy costs while taking responsibility for the environment is often part of the process.

In many facilities, conveyor belts are widely used to move something from one place to another. The flow process depends on the conveyor belts working correctly. Since the belts are in constant use, it is especially important that they have long-term optimal performance. This means that:

  • The conveyor belts should be made of materials that can withstand heavy use
  • The conveyor belts should be as energy efficient as possible

An abrasive resistant conveyor belt that is affordable, energy efficient and with a long service life is ideal for large facilities and distribution centers.

But how much energy does a conveyor belt actually consume, and how much can you save?

The higher the sliding friction, the greater the energy loss

The amount of energy consumed during operation of a conveyor is determined mainly by the friction coefficient between the back of the belt and the conveyor chute plate. The higher the sliding friction, the greater the energy loss. Up to 60% of lost energy is a result of sliding friction.

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Water based impregnation decreases friction in the conveyor belt

To decrease sliding friction and save energy, Habasit has developed an environmentally friendly water based impregnation, which is used on the back of the conveyor belt. With this technology it is possible to save up to 45% energy. The impregnation also makes the conveyor belt more durable than a regular belt.

A great economical and environmental profit

With this type of conveyor belt, you will decrease your operational costs, not just by saving energy, but also because of the belt’s long service life. You do not have to replace the belt as often, which means fewer breakdowns and decreased maintenance costs. The conveyor belts are also environmentally friendly; since they consume less energy, carbon dioxide emission is reduced.

Find out exactly how much energy you will save with our impregnated Habasit Eff-Line by using our Energy Energy Saving Calculator online. 

Would you like to know further details about our environmentally friendly conveyor belts? Call, leave a comment or send us an email, and we will tell you more!

2017 November 6  |  Posted by

Mathias Söderholm has been with Habasit since 1991 and is the Production Manager for Habasit AB in Sweden. His career with the company has ranged from customer service to sales. His experience has given him a storehouse of knowledge in many industries and applications. Söderholm is fluent in both Swedish and English.

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