Solidworks Conveyor Design Tutorial
January 23, 2011 By:
Using a Design Table for the Conveyor Belt, Parametric changes updateassociated components for a new design.
With the steps provided below, this process of parametric conveyor design is useful when the main construction of the conveyor stays the same, but the belt length and width changes. This will be a simple conveyor construction anddoes not include drives or bearings.The following steps will be to:
Develop the belt
Make the Slider Bed
Design Support Legs
The design parameters of the simple conveyor are as follows:Belt: Width - 18” / Length: 60”Pulley: Front and Back – 6” Dia.” Width: 1” wider than beltSlider Bed – Length: 8” Less than Pulley centersLeg Height: 36” from floor to top of beltFigure 1. Belt Sketch and ExtrusionThe controlling part of the conveyor is the belt. Using a design table, one parameter that changes is the belt length.Another is the belt width.