Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of the Two PVC Conveyor Belts


  • Nada Bojic
  • Ruzica Nikolic
  • Milan Banic
  • Branislav Hadzima
Keywords: woven plastic belt, extension, tensile strength, conveyor belt


Conveyor belts with woven plastic belts, aimed for general applications, are very economical transporting means for longer distances. During the operation, the conveyor belts are subjected to various mechanical loadings. The consequences of those loadings are increased stretching of the belt and change of its tensile strength, which negatively affect the proper functioning of the transporter. To avoid the irregularities in the conveyor belt's operation, the tensile properties of the two plastic woven belts were tested (maximal force, maximal extension, breaking force and extension at break). In that way the conditions of the two belts were established. Based on performed experiments the belt that is more suitable for application in the transporter was defined.

Author Biographies

Nada Bojic

Factory of Sieves and Bearings "FASIL" A.D., Arilje, Serbia

Ruzica Nikolic

Research Center, University of Zilina, Slovakia and Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac, Serbia

Milan Banic

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia

Branislav Hadzima

Research Center, University of Zilina, Slovakia

How to Cite
Bojic, N., Nikolic, R., Banic, M., & Hadzima, B. (2018). Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of the Two PVC Conveyor Belts. Communications - Scientific Letters of the University of Zilina, 20(4), 47-51. https://doi.org/10.26552/com.C.2018.4.47-51
Mechanical Engineering in Transport