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- A moving endless belt that rides on rollers and on which materials can be carried. The principal parts of a belt conveyor are (1) a belt to carry the load and transmit the pull, (2) a driving unit, (3) a supporting structure and idler rollers between the terminal drums, and (4) accessories, which include devices for maintaining belt tension and loading and unloading the belt, and equipment for cleaning and protecting the belt. See also: hatch conveyor; underground mine conveyor. Kentucky; Nelson
- See: troughed belt conveyor
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms
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