Glossary of Terms

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"C" FACE DRIVE: A motor and reducer combination where the two units are flanged and are coupled for connection to each other and have one out-put shaft.

CAPACITY: The number of pieces, volume, or weight of material that can be handled by a conveyor in a unit of time when operating at a given speed.

CASTERS: Wheels mounted in a fork (either rigid or swivel) used to support and make conveyors portable.

CEILING HANGERS: Lengths of steel rod, attached to the ceiling, from which conveyors may be supported to provide maximum utilization of floor space or when required height exceeds floor support capability.

CENTER DRIVE: A drive assembly mounted underneath normally near the center of the conveyor, but may be placed anywhere in the conveyor length. Normally used in reversing or incline application.

CHAIN: A series of links pivotally joined together to form a medium for conveying or transmitting motion or power.

CHAIN CONVEYOR: Any type of conveyor in which one or more chains act as the conveying element.

CHAIN DRIVE: A power transmission device employing a drive chain and sprockets.

CHAIN GUARD: A covering or protection for drive or conveyor chains for safety purposes.

CHAIN ROLLER CONVEYOR: A conveyor in which the tread rollers have attached sprockets which are driven by chain

CHUTE: A trough through which objects are lowered by gravity. Can either be a slider bed or roller/wheel bed.

CLEAT: An attachment fastened to the conveying surface to act as a pusher, support check or trip, etc. to help propel material, parts or packages along the normal path of conveyor travel.

CLEATED BELT: A belt having raised sections spaced uniformly to stabilize flow of material on belts operating on inclines. Cleats may be a part of the belt or fastened on.

CLIPPER LACING: Lacing attached to the belt with a clipper-lacing machine.

CLUTCH DRIVE: Drive used to disengage motor from reducer without stopping the motor or cutting the power.

CLUTCHEBRAKE DRIVE: Drive used to disengage motor from reducer and stop conveyor immediately without stopping the motor or cutting the power.

CONSTANT SPEED DRIVE: A drive with no provisions for variable speed or a drive with the characteristics necessary to maintain a constant speed.

CONVERGING: A section of roller or wheel conveyor where two conveyors meet and merge into one conveyor.

CONVEYING SURFACE: Normal working surface of the conveyor.

CROSS BRACING: Rods and turnbuckles placed diagonally across roller bed or live roller type conveyors to aid in squaring frames, necessary for tracking purposes.

CROSSOVER: A short section of conveyor placed in a conveyor when drive is switched to opposite side of conveyor.

CROWNED PULLEY: A pulley that tapers equally from both ends toward the center, the diameter being the greatest at the center.

CURVE CONVEYOR: Any skatewheel, roller or belt conveyor that is produced with a degree of bend so as to convey products away from the straight flow.