Mini Conveyor Belt Mechanism
Mini Conveyor Belt Mechanism report
Abstract: A conveyor system is a common piece of mechanical handling equipment that moves materials from one location to another. Many kinds of conveying systems are available, and are used according to the various needs of different industries. The purpose of this project is to improve the existing conveyor machine that located at the methodology lab in University Malaysia Pahang. The current design of the conveyer machine used timing belt that connected at the motor to move the shaft. The problem of the current design is the timing belt disheveled and shaft was slipping. For the improvement we use sprocket and chain as drive mechanism. Beyond the above improvement the conveyor system is expected to work. This project also helps student to utilize their engineering information and improve the skill of student in solving the mechanical problems. Conveyers have many kind of benefits, it can almost can be installed anywhere. Besides, using conveyer as transportation to move load are much safer than using forklift or other machines. It also can move loads of all sizes and shapes . There are many types of conveyer machines such as gravity conveyer system, power belt conveyer systems, vibration conveyer systems, flexible conveyer systems and live roller conveyer system . The design capacity of the conveyor belt system was calculated from the information collected using different methods of calculation . Three different methods of calculation were used to determine the design capacity of the conveyor belt system . The design of the belt conveyor must begin with an evaluation of the characteristics of the conveyed material and in particular the angle of repose and the angle of surcharge. The angle of repose of a material, also known as the “angle of natural friction” is the angle at which the material, when heaped freely onto a horizontal surface takes up to the horizontal plane.