Belt conveyor, Series III


The Model 571 Belt Conveyor is simple and robust by design and has a number of applications within a baggage handling system, including:
  • Simple transportation conveyor.
  • Check-In collector conveyor.
  • Loading / Unloading conveyor.
  • Use as a sortation lateral.
  • Early bag storage lanes.
  • Conveying of oversize baggage.

Although the conveyor has been designed specifically with the handling of airport baggage in mind, it is also well suited to the handling of other products, such as parcel handling, mail order, unit loads etc. The Model 571 belt conveyor is of modular design, enabling the unit to be supplied at variable lengths and incline / decline angles. It is sufficiently flexible to accommodate variations in sidewall height, belt width, belt type etc. It can be floor or ceiling mounted.


  • Choice of drive packs end or centre drives
  • Drive located within head bed
  • Drive located in centre bed
  • Shaft Mounted Gear Box
  • Three Pulley Drive Configuration
  • Range of Drive Sizes 1.1 to 4.0 kw
  • Horizontal gearbox, even on incline convs
  • Removable sidewalls local to drive bed
  • Screw Take-Up Design
  • Short Faced End Pulley
  • Fully welded unlagged pulleys
  • External Bearings on Pulleys, with recesses for access with puller
  • High Bearing Life
  • Max 2 bearing sizes, 40 mm 2 hole plus 50 mm 4 hole flange
  • Tail Snubber Roller
  • Reinforced bed plates
  • Close Belt Return Roller Pitch
  • Design Flexibility
  • Fire Retardent Belting to ISO 340
  • Quiet Running During Operation
  • Modular Design

Application Benefits

  • SEW as standard, others available as non-standard
  • Reduces number of pulleys. Used on conveyors typically up to 16 m long.
  • Ideal for reversing application or longer conveyors up to 27 m long
  • Drive reliability and ease of maintenance
  • Belt is driven on the noncarrying surface
  • Drive pack selected to suit conveyor length, speed, product loading etc.
  • Improved lubrication, oil fill consistent on all boxes
  • Easy belt splicing access
  • Belt adjust from one side of conveyor
  • Eliminates trap points for fingers and straps etc. by the use of dummy pulleys
  • Zero maintenance
  • Maintenance friendly, bearing replaced without need to remove pulley
  • Conveyor designed normally to L10 50,000 hr bearing life
  • Reduced spares holding and ease of maintenance
  • Ease of belt tracking
  • Increases load capacity of conveyor
  • Eliminates sagging of belt on return path
  • Accommodate variations such as sidewall height, bed width, drive components etc.
  • Reduces the spread of fire
  • Noise level typically around 70 dBa, speed & location dependant
  • Facilitates installation and any subsequent modifications

Standard Options

Design Options


Conveyor Speed

Belt Width

Sidewall Height

Belt Type

Belt Joint


Material Finish

Standard Variations

From 2.1 m to 27.0 m

0.5,  0.6,  0.8,  1.0 or 1.2 m/s

1000 mm or 1200 mm

50 mm, 400 mm (preferred) 450 mm or 500 mm

Smooth top, rough top, low friction or diamond pattern (Ammeraal as standard)

Clipper type or vulcanised on site

Sheet steel or pierced mesh, fixed or hinged

Painted mild steel, galvanised steel or stainless steel.

Additional Design Options

Cranked Mid Beds

Stainless Steel Cladding

Either Floor or Ceiling Mounted

Belt Movement Sensor

Handsafe PEC s

Raised Nip Guards

Debris Trays

General construction

The Model 571 Belt Conveyor is made up of modular units. These include an end drive bed of 900 mm long, which requires a 1000 mm long removable sidewall bed, or a centre drive bed, which includes removable sidewalls, total length 1100 mm. Tail beds are 400 mm long, and non driven head beds 600 mm. Mid beds are usually 2850 mm long, which are cut back should any special make-up beds be required. The construction of all the conveyor modules is press formed from 2.5 mm thick sheet steel, with rolled steel angle cross members tying between the side frames.

The bed plate is reinforced with stiffeners across the width of the conveyor. Head, Tail and Take-Up pulleys are 127 mm diameter being of a fully welded construction, machine turned to ensure concentricity, after final welding. Drive pulleys on the end drive are 127 mm, these are increased to 220 mm on the centre drive. All pulleys along the full length of the Belt Conveyor are fitted with external bearings to give suitable adjustment to align the pulley, and for ease of maintenance. Snubber Rollers are 76 mm diameter, and return belt rollers are 63 mm, both of which are fitted with internal sealed for life bearings.

Typical conveyor with centre drive (up to 27 m long):

Typical conveyor with end drive (up to 16 m long)

Belt conveyor, Series III

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