Design and development of Slat Conveyor for Bagasse Handling


A. S. Udgave
V. J. Khot


A conveyor system is a common piece of material handling equipment that moves materials from one location to another. Conveyors are especially useful in applications involving the transportation of heavy or bulky materials. Conveyor systems allow quick and efficient transportation for a wide variety of materials, which make them very popular in the material handling and packaging industries. Bagasse is the fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane are crushed to extract their juice. It is currently used as a bio-fuel and in the manufacture of pulp and building materials. Over past many years, changes had to be made to chain slat conveyors to accommodate the much higher tonnages and to improve performance. Slats are the key components of any slat conveyor. Therefore to obtain better performance of slat conveyor, different theoretical cases have been studied by changing angle of slat, by changing height of slat.