Conveyor Systems Specifications

Various industries employ the versatility of conveyor systems. Conveyor belts transport numerous materials to boost workplace productivity. So, what makes them so unique? Redline Systems delves into conveyor systems specifications to understand why industrial conveyor systems are so popular and how different types are utilized for various project demands.

Load Capacity

Per Unit Length

Load capacity per unit length informs how many products or materials can be placed on a unit length of the belt. Often, the amount of material that needs to be transferred will help determine what the margins of the load capacity per unit length must be.

Maximum Capacity

Also known as flow rate, the maximum load capacity is stated in conveyor systems specifications to determine the belt’s item limitations.

Belt System Speed

This speed indicates how quickly goods can be sent through conveyor systems. Belt system speed is generally rated as feet per minute. Companies on the market for a conveyor belt system should consider the weight and fragility of the material they intend to transport. The material dimensions will help inform an appropriate rate for their belt system’s speed.


Throughput is a consideration of bucket, vacuum, screw, vibrating, and walking beam conveyor system types. It is a highly determinant factor of how efficient a conveyor system is, as it measures the capability of conveyors that manage powdered materials and other bulk items. Throughput is measured in volume per unit time.

Frame Configuration

This specification is a necessary consideration for custom conveyor systems. It refers to the shape of the assembly machinery. Popular frames are straight, curved, and Z-shaped. Manufacturers consider frame configuration when factoring in how to optimize their facility space.

Drive Location

In the world of belt systems, drives reverse the direction of a conveyor. They can be found at various locations on a conveyor belt. Head and end drives are the most common drives, located at whichever side of the belt is responsible for product discharge.

Different Types of Conveyor Belts

The conveyor belt considerations vary per system type. Most employed types of conveyor belt systems are:

  • Flat
  • Modular
  • Incline or Decline
  • Cleated
  • Curved

Their functions differ and are often combined to create a prime transportation machine per the company’s needs.

Contact Redline Systems today to learn how we can customize a conveyor system to fulfill your project’s requirements. With over 40 years of professional experience, you are sure to receive a machine from us that is as productive as it is durable.