Steel Belt Conveyors - Heavy-duty scrap conveyor system | PRAB
Health & Safety
PRAB conveyors minimize safety risks by decreasing forklift traffic and scrap contact with operators.
Low Maintenance
PRAB conveyors have the industry’s leading reputation as being dependable low-maintenance equipment with long service lives.
PRAB conveyors are built tough to withstand the harsh conditions and materials moved in the metalworking industry.
PRAB conveyors reduce downtime by automating the scrap transfer process- maximizing machine operator production time.

Metalworking’s most versatile belt conveyors for transporting a broad range of materials.

More versatile than other types of conveyors. PRAB steel belt conveyors can be used to handle any type of wet or dry metal scrap- from bushy material and die scrap, to chips and turnings.

This heavy-duty scrap conveyor can process wet or dry metal material in any volume and is available in a wide variety of paths.

Advantages of PRAB Steel Belt Conveyors include:

  • Decreased forklift traffic
  • Reduced workplace accidents by up to 25%
  • Minimized scrap contact with operators

Common applications:

  • Machinig
  • Die Casting
  • Stamping
  • Forging
  • Scrap Yards
  • Finished Parts
  • Extended service life with replaceable bushings in heavy-duty side chain
  • Interlocking side wings for efficient conveying of small scrap pieces
  • Custom-engineered to meet application requirements
  • Precision die-formed hinged sections for low maintenance
  • Three end configurations to match application requirements
  • Heavy-duty side frames
  • From 2-1/2” pitch to 9” pitch
  • Round, square or open-end configurations to meet application requirements
  • Plain, perforated or dimpled belt conveyors to meet application requirements
  • Drive can be mounted above, below or on the side of the conveyor
  • Custom skirts, chutes and hoppers to fit application requirements
  • Special side sections are available for height restrictions
  • Track and wear bars for precise belt tracking and longer life
  • Variable speed drive with overload protection
  • Pusher flights for positive material flow
  • Choice of open or closed frame construction
  • Casters, special supports and impact bars
  • Belt reinforcing impact plates
  • Auto lube systems for automatic greasing of bearings.

Image Right: Auto lube systems are designed to automatically supply a small quantity of clean grease or oil to bearings on a regular basis-improving bearing performance and eliminating maintenance required for manual greasing.

Auto Lube Systems Conveyor |

PRAB Steel Belt Conveyors are available in 2.5″ to 9″ pitch and are designed to convey a wide range of metal scrap ranging in weight and bulk density. It’s capable of combining horizontal and elevating movements. Heavy-duty side frames, track and wear bars keep the belt on track shift after shift.

Belt options available to meet differing applications include:

  • Hinged Steel Belt
    An industry standard, this conveyor belt comes in smooth, dimpled or perforated styles
  • Beaded Apron Pan
    Designed for high heat and heavy wear applications
  • Pivot Belt
    A PRAB exclusive, this conveyor handles thin small chips and sticky scrap that would normally carry over
  • Combination Belt
    Blends the advantages of a rubber belt with the strength of a steel belt
  • Mesh Belt
    Used for cooling hot parts or for letting excess coolant flow through the belting system
  • Bucket Belt Z-Pan
    Used to transport highly flowable product up a steep incline
Steel Belt Conveyors 3 Belt Types |

Configurations available include:

Z-Style Conveyor Diagram

Z-Style Conveyors

  • Utilize plant space
  • Different elevation of discharging point
  • Filling of larger containers
  • Used in overhead layouts
L-Style Conveyor Diagram

L-Style Conveyors

  • Different elevation of discharging point
  • Cost-efficient setup for feeding small containers
Straight Style Conveyor Diagram

Straight Style Conveyors

  • Efficient processing
  • Used in horizontal or inclined layouts

Conveyor Terms: A = Lower Horizontal | L = Length | V = Discharge Height

PRAB Beaded Pan Steel Belt Conveyor – Well Suited for Severe Environments

PRAB’s Beaded Pan Steel Belt Conveyor is well suited for severe environments and application

PRAB Copper Chips – Steel Belt Conveyor

PRAB’s steel belt conveyor transports copper chips to downstream processing equipment.

PRAB Steel Chips – Steel Belt Conveyor

PRAB’s steel belt conveyor transports steel chips to downstream processing equipment.

PRAB 2.5” Pitch Steel Belt Conveyor Unit

PRAB designs and manufactures a variety of steel belt conveyors, including this 2.5” Pitch unit featuring impact plates for extended service life. Scrap material is collected in the lower horizontal of the conveyor and is then elevated and discharged at a customer specified height. Optional chain oilers provide lubrication of the chain and rollers. Integrated control panels are available for a fully automated solution.

Product Brochures
Product Brochure: Steel Belt Conveyor
Product Brochure: Beaded Pan Conveyor

Application Review
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Case Studies
Case Study: Aerospace Components Manufacturer Turns Its Waste Stream into a Revenue Stream
Case Study: Cashing in Your Chips
Case Study: C&A Tool Increases Profitability, Maintains Clean Facility With Chip Processing System
Case Study: Martin-Baker Turns Scrap Metal and Fluid into Revenue Stream
Case Study: Metal Stamping Company Implements Successful Expansion Project in Partnership with PRAB Conveyors
Case Study: Metalworking Company Finds Increased Asset Utilization by Focusing on Scrap Management

Technical Brief
Technical Brief: Critical Design Elements for Maximizing the Life of Under Press Steel Belt Conveyors

White Paper
White Paper: Avoiding Accidents, Injuries & Illnesses In Metalworking Operations
White Paper: Reallocating Labor in the Metalworking Industry

Other Downloadable Content
Conveyor Solutions
Die Cast Scrap Conveyor Systems
Stamping Scrap Conveyors & Systems
PRAB Builds Equipment for the Toughest Jobs in Manufacturing and Metalworking
Conveyor Performance White Paper

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