Conveyor Belt Project
Why we shortened it
Our robotics lab is only so big, so when we saw the conveyor belt, we knew it wouldn't be a good fit in our lab.
Shorten the conveyor belt with the help of the class so it could fit in the robotics lab.
Always wear safety glasses
Wear gloves while touching the conveyor belt
Wear masks when welding
Stay away from the forklift when it is moving
Used to connect the two halves of the cut conveyor belt.
Used to lift the conveyor belt when it was cut.
Open Ended Wrench
Used to remove bolts.
Air Cut-Off Tool
Used to cut the conveyor belt.
Used to make removing bolts easier/reduces wrist strain.
Used to remove the rollers out of the coneyor belt.
Used to align the conveyor belt before we welded it back.
Removed the sides of the conveyor belt
Started to cut the conveyor belt
Finished cutting the conveyor belt
Got Conveyor Belt Ready for Welding
Welded the 2 pieces together
Took lovely group picture
This project is still a work in progress, so more stages will show up here later as they are completed.
Tension, Alignment, & Spacing Examples
The belt of the conveyor must be tight enough to actually move smoothly.
All the bolts need to be aligned so that the conveyor belt receives the load bearing support to stay together.
The rollers need to be exactly the same amount of space apart.
Fastener Used Example
- Hexagonal Head Bolt
- This bolt holds a brown metal bracket that the metal sides of the coneyor belt screws into
- Washers help distribute force
- Very tight