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Your Guide to Hytrol Terminology – Part 2

S&H Systems is proud to work with some truly outstanding partners. One of these partners is Hytrol, a conveyor systems manufacturer that provides industry products and solutions. Since our team works with Hytrol equipment regularly, we make sure everyone is familiar with Hytrol terminology. Take a look at this continued guide of Hytrol terminology to become more knowledgeable in this industry.

Part 2 of Common Hytrol Terminology: D – F

Decline Conveyor – A conveyor transporting down a slope.

Degree of Incline – Angle of slope (in degrees) that a conveyor is installed.

Differential Curve – A curved section of roller conveyor having a conveying surface of two or more concentric rows of rollers. Also referred to as a Split Roller Design.

Discharge End – Location at which objects are removed from the conveyor.

Diverging – A section of roller or wheel conveying which makes a connection for diverting articles from a main line to a branch.

Drive – An assembly of the necessary structural, mechanical and electrical parts which provide the motive power for a conveyor. Usually consisting of motor/reducer, chain, sprockets, guards, mounting base and hardware.

Drive Pulley – A pulley mounted on the drive shaft that transmits power to the belt with which it is in contact. Pulley is normally positive crowned and lagged.

Dutchman – A short section of belt, provided with lacing, in a conveyor belt which can be removed when take-up provision has been exceeded.

Emergency Pull Cord – Vinyl coated cord that runs along the side of the conveyor that can be pulled at any time to stop the conveyor. Used with an Emergency Stop Switch.

Emergency Stop Switch – Electrical device used to stop the conveyor in an emergency. Used with an Emergency Pull Cord.

Extendable Conveyor – Roller or wheel conveyor that may be lengthened or shortened within limits to suit operating needs. Standard extended lengths are 20 ft., 30 ft., and 40 ft.

Feeder – A conveyor adapted to control the rate of delivery of packages or objects.

Flapper Gate – A hinged or pivoted plate used for selectively directing material handled.

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