Idlers play a key role in the cost-efficient operation of belt conveyors. The stresses on the idler in heavy-duty belt conveyors present a particular challenge with regard to idler engineering.
Knowledge of the precise operating conditions for idlers in belt conveyors, as described in Part I “Idler Requirements” , forms the basis for effective engineering design of heavy-duty idlers. Effective harmonization of engineering needs and general production conditions is imperative for the production of economically efficient idlers. But for the engineering design of idlers, it is...