Conventional conveyors are made up of flat belting and idler rolls configured to provide
a trough to carry bulk materials. Systems and parts are manufactured and supplied by
many suppliers around the world.
Pipe Conveyors were originally developed and built by Japan Pipe Conveyor Co. With orignal patents
expired, now many companies can and do build Pipe Conveyors. They consist of specially
designed flat rubber belts rolled into a pipe shape by idler rolls.
The prime supplier of Cable Belts is Metso Minerals (MCB). Patents have expired and
others have been known to produce a similar product.
Developed and marketed by Doppelmayr of Austria, this consists of a conventional flat rubber
belt with axials and wheels bolted to the belt. The belt and wheels roll on susspended