AeroConveyor

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The aeroconveyor system is used to convey bulk materials in much the same way as a conventional idler supported conveyor.

A continuous belt is driven around a head and tail pulley using the normal motor drive, however, with one major difference. A trough section is used as the structural support of the belt and a film of air introduced between the belt and trough section replaces the normal idler supports.

The metal trough section has a multi-function purpose. It provides the supply conduit along the length of the belt for the air, it enables large spans and owing to its shape can be easily enclosed to ensure that wind effects on the belt are eliminated.