‘A conveyor belt consists of two or more pulleys, with a continuous loop of material – the conveyor belt – that rotates about them. One or both of the pulleys are powered, moving the belt and the material on the belt forward. The powered pulley is called the drive pulley while the unpowered pulley is called the idler. There are two main industrial classes of belt conveyors; Those in general material handling such as those moving boxes along inside a factory and bulk material handling such as those used to transport industrial and agricultural materials, such as grain, coal, ores, fines, and lumps material.
‘The belt consists of one or more layers of material. They can be made out of rubber. Many belts in general material handling have two layers. An under layer of material to provide linear strength and shape called a carcass and an over layer called the cover. The carcass is often a woven fabric having a warp & weft. The most common carcass materials are polyester, nylon and cotton. The cover is often various rubber or plastic compounds specified by use of the belt. Covers can be made from more exotic materials for unusual applications such as silicone for heat or gum rubber when traction is essential.
‘Material flowing over the belt may be weighed in transit using a beltweigher. Belts with regularly spaced partitions, known as elevator belts, are used for transporting loose materials up steep inclines. Belt Conveyors are used in self-unloading bulk freighters and in live bottom trucks. Conveyor technology is also used in conveyor transport such as moving sidewalks or escalators, as well as on many manufacturing assembly lines. Stores often have conveyor belts at the check-out counter to move shopping items. Ski areas also use conveyor belts to transport skiers up the hill.
‘Primitive conveyor belts were used since the 19th century. In 1892, Thomas Robins began a series of inventions which led to the development of a conveyor belt used for carrying coal, ores and other products. In 1901, Sandvik invented and started the production of steel conveyor belts. In 1905 Richard Sutcliffe invented the first conveyor belts for use in coal mines which revolutionized the mining industry. In 1913, Henry Ford introduced conveyor-belt assembly lines at Ford Motor Company’s Highland Park, Michigan factory. In 1972, the French society REI created in New Caledonia the then longest straight-belt conveyor in the world, at a length of 13.8 km. Hyacynthe Marcel Bocchetti was the concept designer. In 1957, the B. F. Goodrich Company patented a conveyor belt that it went on to produce as the Turnover Conveyor Belt System. Incorporating a half-twist, it had the advantage over conventional belts of a longer life because it could expose all of its surface area to wear and tear. Möbius strip belts are no longer manufactured because untwisted modern belts can be made more durable by constructing them from several layers of different materials.’ — collaged
Inconveniently Placed Conveyor Belt
by TV Tropes Foundation
In real life, conveyor belts, escalators, moving walkways and similar conveyances are part of certain specialized environments, and serve the function of moving things in a convenient direction. In video games conveyor belts can show up anywhere: in the middle of a forest, in underground catacombs, etc. These belts don’t move in a logical direction. They carry pedestrians into Spikes of Doom or drop them down Bottomless Pits. Multiple conveyor belts move in opposite directions to trap players.
In short, the conveyor belt in video games often serves the purpose of hindering instead of helping its user.
This is almost always a sub-trope of Malevolent Architecture. (It could be some sort of Benevolent Architecture, but don’t count on it.) Justified by the Rule of Fun, though it can get irritating on occasion, particularly when used with other, nastier hazards like Spikes of Doom, Smashing Hallway Traps, Descending Ceilings and the like.
In top-down games, a conveyor belt will often act as a Broken Bridge, going too fast for you to be able to run against. It’s a one-way trip unless you can find a way to shut it off or reverse it.
Video Game Examples:
Double Dragon II
101 Ways To Die
Ultra Moon Pokemon
Super Mario Maker
Kaiten Sushi Go!
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
Parcel conveyer system being installed into empty warehouse
Conveyor Accumulation Buffer
Handrail Ride on Giant Montgomery Moving Walkway at Lambert St. Louis Intl. Airport
Switch Conveyor System
Gough Econ Bucket Conveyor
Moving sidewalk Paris Expo 1900
SUSHI CONVEYOR BELT- Automatic Delivery System
The KNEX Conveyor Belt
Conveyor Belt, a horror fiction
by Fish E
The small dark room smelled like skulls. Every few seconds the groan of the conveyor belt pushing a few feet forward could be heard. The belt did not start in the room, nor did it end in it, but it was one of the many stops along the way.
A teenage girl stood next to the conveyor belt, and she could be seen only by the light-bulb hanging from a thin cord above her. In her hand was a small but very hard mallet. Its head was made of dense metal.
Countless people were strapped to the conveyor belt, each human was three feet in front of the next. Their arms and legs were tied down, and it was impossible to move. Every few seconds another one would be under the girl, and she’d raise her hammer, its shadow on their petrified faces, and smash it down on their head. Then the groan of the conveyor belt moving on would be heard, and she’d bring the mallet down again, and crush another skull.
Groan, smash, pause, groan, smash, pause, groan, smash, pause, those were the sounds of the room, making a disturbing musical beat. A malevolent cycle which breathed in and out deep evil fumes.
The girl was pretty, even with blood splattered all over her body. She had long wavy red hair, and was wearing a butcher apron over her yellow sundress. She enjoyed running barefoot through the rolling plains of flowers. She loved to lie down and smell the scent of the sun as it soothed her skin. She loved her father, but her mother had died long ago. She had a lot of friends, but her favorite was her boyfriend.
She knew they would get married.
He had happy brown eyes, and brown hair. He was very strong and very smart. She loved him.
He was absolutely perfect, and there was no one she’d rather be with.
Once they were married she’d stop doing this.
They’d have a beautiful life together, and he’d get her out of this mess. She couldn’t leave now though
because the pulsing and the beat of the room had captivated her. She was part of it, and she was trapped in it. But she knew she could stop once she married him.
She had stopped noticing the people she was hammering a long time ago. She used to find it painful to slaughter them, but now it was easier.
They just kept coming and coming. Waiting for the end of the belt of people was like watching a river and waiting for all the water to flow away.
After a while, after a week. A week of
ten hours a day, eventually you stop being disgusted. She had to do it now.
Some people begged her not to kill them. They didn’t understand it wasn’t her choice.
She had the messiest job of them all.
When the victims begged, it ruined the beat.
Their words scattering through the room, disrupting the beat.
Usually they didn’t talk. They were too scared.
Her mind had grown hard, and her heart as well. She no longer saw them as living, breathing people, but only as traitors.
Then he was right under her shadow, strapped to the conveyor belt, her next victim. She looked down at him, and suddenly someone on the belt was a person. It was him, her love. It was impossible, how could he be one of the ones she had to crush? His big brown eyes were pleading desperately.
She pierced her lips, not wanting to hurt him. But the beat was being paused, and her heart had stopped too, it lived with the music. The shadow of her hand being raised covered his eyes. He shut them fiercely as she brought the mallet down on his head.
She started to cry as his blood splattered on her body, his face flattened against the belt.
Suddenly her breath was gone.
One more groan and he would be out of the room, and into the next section of his journey. Now there was someone else under her.
She couldn’t keep working, she had to quit then. She couldn’t believe what she had done. She hadn’t known she was doing it at the time, but now it was slowly dawning on her; enveloping his soul with darkness.
Alright, time to turn around and leave, she told herself.
But she didn’t turn around.
She felt much different now, now that she couldn’t think. She still felt so helpless. She let the beat circle a few times more. Then she couldn’t take it. She positioned the sharp head of the mallet in front of her face. She thrust it in.
SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT REPORT NO. 2
A plant operator lost his life when he became trapped by the arms, head and shoulders between the underside of a conveyor belt and a return idler roller.
The deceased had apparently attempted to remove rocks which were caught on the top surface of the return section of the belt. He climbed under guard rails to a closed-off section of platform directly under the belt.
His body was found in a seated position on the guard rail, with his arms, shoulders and head caught between the underside of the belt and the return idler. A shovel with a bent handle was lying below him on the platform.
Man’s arm is ripped off after ‘getting it caught in conveyor belt’ in recycling tip horror
A man’s arm has been ripped off after ‘he got it caught on a conveyor belt’ at a recycling tip in Wythenshaw owned by waste management company Viridor.
The unnamed 29-year-old man was rushed to hospital after the horrific incident while working at the Sharston Tip in south Manchester last night.
Members of the public are still able to dump their waste at the household waste recycling centre, which remains open.
Metal Conveyor Belt Slides Down Incline Crushing Supervisor — Iowa
Wayne Johnson, M.D.
A 35-year-old supervisor from an out-of-state manufacturing company was killed while he was overseeing the installation of a heavy metal conveyor belt at a recycling plant. This conveyor system was designed to move recycled materials from ground level to a new elevated sorting line. However, because of jerky movements, the welded attachment point failed, and the entire conveyor belt immediately slid down the incline and bunched up on the ground level. The victim was standing on or walking over the conveyor at ground level when the weld failed. He was knocked down and dragged through a narrow space between the belt and the conveyor frame, causing extensive crush injuries to his trunk and extremities. An ambulance was located across the street and arrived within two minutes, however due to the extent of his injuries, the man was dead on arrival at the local hospital.
I was crushed, severely injured, and nearly killed in a conveyor belt accident
I was sitting on and repairing an industrial conveyor belt. Suddenly, the conveyor belt started up and I went on a ride that changed my life forever. I fell from the one I was sitting on down below to another one where I got caught in between the two before I eventually broke my arm, was freed, and ended up being sucked up under that bar where the ribs and back broke before I eventually passed out and lost consciousness.
The list of injuries include: *Broken humerus *5 shattered ribs *3rd degree burns on right shoulder & left elbow *3 broken vertebrae *Collapsed lung *Nerve damage in left arm resulting in 4 month paralysis *PTSD *Torn rotator cuff *Torn bicep tendon *Prominent arthritis in left shoulder*
Dreamworld confirms at least three dead
Three people have reportedly died after an accident on a ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast.
Police say it appears they had become caught in a conveyor belt at the Coomera theme park.
It’s believed the accident occurred on the Thunder River Rapids ride with a six-person circular raft flipping over onto the conveyor belt.
“The situation is unfolding,” a Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman told AAP.
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