John King Chains

16. Recommendation operating speeds

Table 16.1

Conveyors

Speed (metres per second)

Slat, bar, steel apron, wire mesh and similar conveyors

Soft fruit and similar conveyors

0.1-0.3

Cask, package and similar elevators

0.05-0.25

Swing Tray Elevators

0.1-0.3

Ore feeders conveyors

0.025-0.1

Scraper conveyors

0.2-0.9

 

Bucket Elevators (spaced Bucket)

High Speed Vertical Twin or single chains

1.00-1.8

Medium speed Inclined twin or single conveyors

0.6-1.0

Slow speed vertical elevators double strand

0.6-0.8

 

Bucket Elevators (Continuous Bucket)

Medium speed vertical or inclined Twin or single chains

0.4-0.6

Slow speed vertical or inclined Twin or single chains

0.2-0.3