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Conveyor Belt Standards

Conveyor belt standards address the most publically recognizable type of conveyor. Due to the plentiful amount of variability in the design, manufacturing, and structural composition of conveyor belts, standards exist to guide uniformity in terminology, safety codes, sampling, performance and dimensional characteristics, the test methods used to determine those characteristics, markings used as indicators, and so on. Like the conveyor belts themselves, conveyer belt standards smoothly move things along.

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ANSI/CEMA 402-2003 (R2015)

Belt Conveyors

The second in a series of standards applying to unit handling conveyors. It establishes recommended engineering and application practice for this type of equipment, offers a uniform nomenclature and certain dimensional standards.


ISO 5284:1986

Conveyor belts - List of equivalent terms

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (1983). Contains terms in English (in American, if different), French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. The terms are listed in the alphabetical order of the english language. Alphabetical indexes for each language mentioned are also included.


ISO 433:2017

Conveyor belts - Marking

ISO 433:2017 specifies the marking of conveyor belts, i.e. - the indications to be marked; - the dimensions of the marks; - the position of the marks. ISO 433:2017 does not apply to light conveyor belts as described in ISO 21183 1.


CEMA 502-2015

BULK MATERIAL BELT CONVEYOR TROUGHING AND RETURN IDLERS - Selection and Dimensions With Metric Conversion

Standards for CEMA class B, C, D, E, and F Troughing, Return, and Picking Idlers. Provides dimensional standards amd se;ectopm giode;omes fpr 20, 35, and 45 degree Troughing Idlers and Return Rollers as we;; as 10 and 15 Degree Vee Returns. New edition includes metric equivalents.



ISO 10247:1990

Conveyor belts - Characteristics of covers - Classification

Establishes the classification of covers for general purpose conveyor belts with textile or metal carcasses. Specifies the essential combinations of principal characteristics of belt covers and states the corresponding methods of determination.


ISO 1120:2012

Conveyor belts - Determination of strength of mechanical fastenings - Static test method

ISO 1120:2012 specifies a static test method for measuring the strength of a conveyor belt mechanical fastening; the mechanical joints can be either of the type employing a connecting rod or of a type which does not employ a connecting rod.


ISO 5285:2012

Conveyor belts - Guidelines for storage and handling

ISO 5285:2012 gives guidelines for creating the most suitable conditions for the storage and handling of conveyor belts. It is not applicable to light conveyor belts, as described in ISO 21883-1.



ISO 252:2007

Conveyor belts - Adhesion between constitutive elements - Test methods

ISO 252:2007 specifies two test methods, A and B, for determining the adhesion strength between constitutive elements of a conveyor belt, i.e. between plies and between covers and carcass. Basic test conditions are in conformity with ISO 36. It is applicable to all types of construction of conveyor belting with the exception of belts containing steel cord reinforcement, and textile-reinforced belts with a full-thickness tensile strength of less than 160 N/mm. It is not suitable or valid for light conveyor belts as described in ISO 21183-1.


ISO 282:1992

Conveyor belts - Sampling

Specifies the number of samples to be taken for carrying out acceptance tests, depending on the overall length ordered by the same user. Applicable to a batch of conveyor belts having the same characteristics: quality, width, etc.


ISO 284:2012

Conveyor belts - Electrical conductivity - Specification and test method

ISO 284:2012 specifies the maximum electrical resistance of a conveyor belt and the corresponding test method. The test is intended to ensure that the belt is sufficiently conductive to avoid the accumulation of electrical static charge which can be developed during service use. ISO 284:2012 is not suitable or applicable to light conveyor belts as described in ISO 21183-1, the static electrical properties of which are measured by ISO 21178.


ISO 3684:1990

Conveyor belts - Determination of minimum pulley diameters

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (1976). Establishes a method of calculating minimum pulley diameters. Applies to belts made of rubber or plastics with textile or metal carcasses. Is not applicable to belts which have a carcass thickness of more than 20 mm or to those which have intermediate lyers of rubber or plastics of more than 0,8 mm thickness between the plies, and not applies to heat-resistant belts for hot products over 100 C or to belts in service at temperatures under -40 C.


ISO 5293:2004

Conveyor belts - Determination of minimum transition distance on three idler rollers

ISO 5293:2004 specifies the formula for calculating conveyor belt transition distances and details its application and derivation. ISO 5293:2004 is not suitable or valid for light conveyor belts.


ISO 703:2017

Conveyor belts - Transverse flexibility (troughability) - Test method

ISO 703:2017 specifies a test method for determining the transverse flexibility (troughability) of a conveyor belt, expressed as a ratio, F/L. The method is not suitable or valid for light conveyor belts as described in ISO 21183 1.


ISO 9856:2016

Conveyor belts - Determination of elastic and permanent elongation and calculation of elastic modulus

ISO 9856:2016 specifies a method for determining the elastic and permanent elongation of a conveyor belt and the calculation of the elastic modulus. It is not applicable or valid for light conveyor belts as described in ISO 21183 1.



CEMA 575-2013

Bulk Materrial Belt Conveyor Impact Bed/Cradle - Selection and Dimensions

Assures the users of Bulk Belt Conveyor impact beds and cradles that an impact bed/cradle is dimensionally compatible with Conveyor Idlers manufactured to the CEMA Standard 502. It establishes impact energy ratings to assure the end user that the impact bed/cradle is structurally suitable to the application.


ISO 4123:1979

Belt conveyors - Impact rings for carrying idlers and discs for return idlers - Main dimensions

Establishes the main dimensions of impact rings for carrying idlers and discs for return idlers used for the various types of belt conveyors.


ISO 5048:1989

Continuous mechanical handling equipment - Belt conveyors with carrying idlers - Calculation of operating power and tensile forces

Specifies methods for the calculation of the operating power requirements on the driving pulley of a belt conveyor, and of the tensile forces exerted on the belt. Applies to belt conveyors with carrying idlers. Lays down the definitions, symbols and units etc. and defines the resistances to motion of belt conveyor, the driving force and power requirements and the capacity and cross-section of a conveyor with a smooth patternless belt.



ISO 1536:1975

Continuous mechanical handling equipment for loose bulk materials - Troughed belt conveyors (other than portable conveyors) - Belt pulleys

Specifies the diameters, length and manufacture of the belt pulleys for troughed belt conveyors (others than portable conveyors).


ISO 1537:1975

Continuous mechanical handling equipment for loose bulk materials - Troughed belt conveyors (other than portable conveyors) - Idlers

Specifies the dimensions of idlers and their arrangement and clearance for the above mentioned types of handling equipment with three idlers.


ISO 1816:1975

Continuous mechanical handling equipment for loose bulk materials and unit loads - Belt conveyors - Basic characteristics of motorized driving pulleys

Specifies the basic characteristics (dimensions, power rating, nominal speed) of motorized driving pulleys for belt conveyors.


ASTM D378-10(2016)

Standard Test Methods for Rubber (Elastomeric) Conveyor Belting, Flat Type

1.1 These test methods (and references) cover the procedures for evaluating the physical properties of flat conveyor belting. Performance criteria for belting will not be detailed here, but can be found through the RMA (Rubber Manufacturers Association) Conveyor and Elevator Belt Handbook, ANSI (American National Standards Institute), various governmental authorities, and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Belting for conveying and elevating materials generally is designated and defined as follows:... 1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the application specific testing available or safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


BS EN 15700:2011

Safety for conveyor belts for winter sport or leisure use (British Standard)

This European Standard is applicable for travelators for leisure or winter sports use. These requirements are applicable to travelators for the transport of passengers wearing snow-sliding devices or pedestrians wearing ski boots or heavy boots who may be carrying their snow-sliding devices for winter sports activities. For other uses, users shall wear suitable (enclosed and solid) footwear for travelators. NOTE Snow-sliding devices include seated ski equipment for handicapped people. This European Standard has been prepared on the basis of the automatic operation of these installations with no staff permanently present at the actual installation. It covers requirements relating to the prevention of accidents and the safety of workers. This European Standard covers all the significant hazards, hazardous situations and hazardous events specific to travelators, for leisure or winter sports activities, when they are used in conformity with the application for which they are intended, as well as for inappropriate applications which could be reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4). This European Standard does not apply either to moving walks as specified in EN 115 or to loading bands as specified in EN 1907. This European Standard does not apply to travelators manufactured prior to the date of its publication as an EN.




BS 6593:1985+A1:2009

Code of practice for on-site non-mechanical jointing of plied textile and steel reinforced conveyor belting (British Standard)

Provides guidance on the procedures to be followed when making non-mechanical joints in conveyor belting on site. Both hot and cold processes are considered.


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