B&W Products

Belt Conveyors

Belt conveyors (also known as band conveyors) are used to transport all types of bulk material and unit loads—both horizontally and sloping. Depending on inlet point and method of use, belt conveyors can be used as fixed or mobile systems.

Rubber belt conveyors are continuous conveyors (i.e., DIN 15201) and the basis for calculation and arrangement are determined according to DIN 22101. A conveyor belt system is designed according to specific material transport and is arranged based on customer needs.

In a belt conveyor, the one-piece belt is both the transport and the drive mechanism as it is carried by support rollers or a sliding table. The belt runs between two drum heads and is driven by a drive drum. Distance between support rollers, belt quality, tensioning, and other characteristics depends on inlet position and customer specifications.

Depending on the sector, the belt is cleaned by outer and inner belt cleaning systems of various designs and can include water cleaning devices. Belt turning devices also can be used under the belt system to keep the area clean. Clamping spindles, gravitational tensioning or special tensioning devices are used to maintain proper belt tension.

The drive is implemented by a drive motor in a 'shaft mounted form' or as a spur gear motor with flexible couplings, which is also available as a chain drive with protective casing. If needed, drive units with hydraulic couplings can also be applied, as can backstops or brakes. Non-conventional designs can also be built. The amount of drive motors and their arrangement will depend on design calculations.

Belts are installed as black or white PVC rubber or steel cable belts. Transport speed is calculated based on transport capacity and inlet points, and will utilize either a flat or troughed station with a suitable support roller diameter. Flat and profiled belts are anti-static, abrasive-resistant and can be delivered in a variety of grades.

Depending on the size of the radius, belt conveyors can be driven on a horizontal, concave or convex path. A reverse mode is also possible.

A B&W Loibl conveyor belt can be ordered with a rounded belt cover and floor troughs. It is also equipped with safety screens at hazard points, where risk of being pulled in is greatest.

Bulk Material Transport Loibl


  • High transport performance and long conveyance distances
  • Careful and continuous material transport
  • Capable of dealing with curves and all kinds of terrain
  • Several material inlet points possible
  • Fixed, mobile and transportable systems are possible
  • Materials: steel/ manganese or special materials

    Belt conveyors suitable for:

  • Reverse mode, turning and pivoting, drive operated, telescoping
  • Raising and lowering, skidding
  • Bunker discharge, dosing and weighing

    Belt grades:

  • Oil- and grease-resistant, chemical-resilient
  • Suitable for any weather, cold to tropic
  • Flame retardant DIN 22103, heat resistant up to 170° C, high temperature resistant up to 400° C
  • Food safe according to Food and Drug Administration
  • Trimmed molded edges, full rubber edge protection, sealed edges
  • Cover layers with protective inserts (steelcord)
  • Adjustable revolution speed with optional frequency converter
  • Drive can be provided by generator (if needed)
  • Explosion proof type compliant with EU ATEX directives


  • Modular building block system
  • Transport is easy on product
  • High conveyance capacity is possible
  • Large grained products can be transported
  • Established and durable technology
  • Type compliant with ATEX directive is possible
  • Long service life
  • Quiet belt runs
  • Low energy consumption
  • Low maintenance
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Economical due to standardized components



Construction materials

Steel / metal


Surface mining

Tunnel construction


Waste management




Biomass, coal, pellets, replacement fuels, slag

Gypsum, lime, sand, stone, minerals

Ore, furnace ash, coal, slag, concentrate, scrap, mixtures

Powder, granulate, minerals, mixtures

Slope transport, excavation material, coal

Rock, soil

Sand conditioning, residues

Sortierstoffe, glass, metal, wood, plastics

Sugar, beet, salt, grain, oil seeds

All bulk materials

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