The Different Types of Conveyor Belts
July 25, 2023

For systems that need to move goods or materials to a higher height, incline conveyors are crucial. Decline conveyors, which do the same task but in the other direction, are frequently used in conjunction with them. Various inclination techniques are used in the construction of incline conveyors, giving users the flexibility to select the technique that best suits their floor plan or installed systems.

4 Different Types of Conveyor Belts

Hytrol SBI and RBI Conveyors

A floor-to-floor belt conveyor with inclines that can be adjusted up to 30 degrees is called the Hytrol SBI. At the discharge end, it has an adjustable double nose-over to aid in easy transitions from an inclined to a horizontal plane. It can also be reversed. Both types of this related product, the RBI, which is also a belt conveyor, can serve as booster conveyors in gravity flow systems.

The SBI uses slider beds whereas the RBI uses roller beds, which is how these two models differ from one another. These conveyors provide the highest throughput capacity thanks to their constant product flow. The only drawback is how much space they take up on the floor.

Reciprocating or Continuous Vertical Conveyors

At Vishvakarma Equipments, we provide a variety of vertical conveyors. Platforms are automatically used by a vertical conveyor to lift products from one level to another. They might be reciprocating or continuous. The speed and capacity of a continuous and reciprocating vertical conveyor differ significantly. Because they have numerous platforms that rotate, continuous vertical conveyors can feed products continually into their system and operate at faster speeds. Before descending once more to collect a fresh supply of items, reciprocating conveyors must first deposit the products at a lower level.

The advantage of these decline or inclination conveyors is that they occupy the least amount of floor area, however, this is counterbalanced by a significantly decreased throughput capacity. These devices are substantially more complicated and will need more care and upkeep than the Hytrol SBI and RBI belt conveyors.

Spiral Conveyors

Spiral conveyors move goods between levels similarly to vertical conveyors, except they do it in a round motion. While there may be gaps between the products, the entire spiral can be filled with them thanks to their propensity for being speedier and accommodating several products at once. While requiring less floor area, they will be able to provide the same high throughput capacities as the Hytrol RBI and SBI belt conveyors.

They require more maintenance than straightforward belt incline or decline conveyors, but not as much as vertical conveyors.


The best incline conveyor system for your business will rely on the amount of available space, how the system will be used, your budget, and the kind of products you’ll be moving. No matter what your application, Vishvakarma Equipments a reputable supplier of industrial conveyors can help you locate the ideal conveyor system. To find out more about our goods and services, Call us right away!

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