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Transport technology

ITA is active in the various fields of internal and external material transport, especially in belt conveyor technology. Here, the focus is on the optimization of conveyor systems due to the increasing requirements resulting from ever increasing transport distances and the flexibility of intralogistic material flows.

BELT CONVEYOR TECHNOLOGY

At ITA, the components of a belt conveyor system are examined and investigated in detail as well as in combination within ongoing research activities. Not only are numerous tests, such as the fatigue strength testing of conveyor belt splices according to DIN 22110-3, offered by ITA, but also the further development of such belt splices by new manufacturing processes within current research projects. With regard to the service life of conveyor belts, the focus of our research activities is primarily on the resistance of conveyor belts to the abrasive wear caused by the bulk material fed into them and the associated cut resistance.

In order to increase the energy efficiency of conveyor systems, ITA analyses the occurring motion resistances. These include, for example, the indentation rolling resistance of a conveyor belt or the rolling resistance of an idler roller. In current research projects, alternative drive concepts for the operation of belt conveyors are being investigated and tested in order to optimize energy consumption.

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