Riveted bars for conveyor belts

HBS Wild have the ability and willingness to custom-develop riveted bar or rod conveyors to suit any purpose. Regardless of any conveyor construction, almost all will follow or relate to the technical data below. Please note the table is not an indication of limits of conveyor construction – but simply a guide.

The following information regarding conveyor construction will look at riveted steel conveyor construction, typically without coverings, and including:

  • basic forms of fixing rods and bars to rubber belting
  • a number of standard steel bar forms including kinked and straight
  • customisable work with welded fixtures, like fingers for plastic mulch retrieval.

HBS Wild has a number of common practices when it comes to rod fabrication:

  • Common form bars/rods
  • Standard Diameters: 8, 10, 11, 12 and 14mm
  • Also available in ½” (12.7mm), 16mm and 20mm for extreme load-bearing and stress work
  • All diameters available with 20mm, 25mm and 32mm hole centres
  • All conveyors are of a heat treated spring steel to ensure any flex returns to true form
  • Rods/ bars can be custom adapt with welded pegs, strengtheners etc to suit job and ensure conveyors integrity.

Unlike many other manufacturers, HBS Wild builds conveyors with rods in an upward convexity.  This is the most basic and suitable method of manufacture for us as producers, and for farmers as users. Up and down convex pressed conveyor bars are structurally identical – the only difference being a specific sprocket design is required for downward convexity bars.

Kinking and sequencing

Rods can be ordered in straight or sequenced units, with the purpose of creating a carrier system. All kinked rods, either up or down, severely or minor kinked can be covered. HBS Wild will also accept requests for any sequence.

Kinking and sequencing of the rods has soil separation advantages by increasing the clearance between the rods. Sequencing of kinked bars is not recommended for use in rocky crop conditions or when belts are used at higher speeds, with a higher chance of crop damage and high-stress being put through the kinked rod. Standard degrees of crank are 5mm, 10mm and 20mm up or down.

All bars are treated, giving a Rockwell Standard hardness of HRC 42-45. HBS Wild also provides sturdy rivets and rivet plates for conveyor belts.