The belt conveyor
is a kind of continuous conveyor in fixed line.The confirmation on operating speed is very important for the belt conveyor design, which influences the conveying capacity and cost. When the delivery value and belt width is large, the designer should choose high belt speed. If it is horizontal and long conveyor, the high speed should be chosen. When the belt conveyor transports materials with large dust capacity, the belt speed could be set as 0.8~1m/s .On conditions of labor burdening and weighing, the belt speed should be not over 1.25m/s. If the plow discharger is used, the belt speed should be not over 2.0m/s. If the throw-off carriage is adopted, the belt speed is not over 2.5m/s. When the finely-divided materials are conveyed, the allowed belt speed is 3.15m/s. If the complete goods is conveyed, the belt speed is generally less than 1.25m/s.