The Sutco apron conveyors are de- signed for feeding and transporting large and heavy materials. The ro- bust design allows heavy materials such as stones, mixed construction waste, bulky waste, industrial waste etc. to be charged. Apron widths of up to 3000 mm and throughputs of up to 500 t/h (depending on the material) are possible.
The base frame consists of a folded and screwed modular steel sheet structure. Accessories such as pull cord switches, standstill detectors, dust covers, suction hoods and subbelt covers can be attached. A system perforation in the steel sheets allows a subsequent installation of these parts. In addition, numerous inspection openings are pro- vided for maintenance and repair.
Among others, the screwed wearing rails which can be exchanged in the base frame make sure that the belt runs exactly and smoothly. A cover- ing of the cold-form steel plates edged up on the sides and the side plates ensure high dust and dirt tightness in the side plate area. In the area of material charge the steel plates are supported by an impact table integrated in the apron conveyor.
A bush conveyor chain equipped with induction- hardened rolls and welded-on angles for plate fastening is designed as a traction element. The rollers run on guiding rails which are screwed to the base frame. The chain is lubricated by a drip- feed lubricator. Power transmission is by the chain wheels. The bearing housing can be lubri- cated while the belt is running.