FEECO Belt Conveyors

FEECO is the premier name in custom conveying systems, including heavy-duty belt conveyors for bulk handling applications.


The right material handling system can add automation and process fluidity to any application. FEECO’s expertise in providing a wide range of optional equipment to complement our line of conveying systems means a total turnkey system can be designed to handle your material, no matter how tough the job. Belt trippers, weighing units, delumpers, reclaiming equipment, loading shelters and load out systems for trucks, rail cars, and barges are all available for your application.
All FEECO belt conveyors and conveyor systems are custom engineered around your unique handling application to ensure the best handling solution possible.


Automated with Rockwell Automation

All FEECO equipment and process systems can be outfitted with the latest in automation controls from Rockwell Automation. The unique combination of proprietary Rockwell Automation controls and software, combined with our extensive experience in process design and enhancements with hundreds of materials provides an unparalleled experience for customers seeking innovative process solutions and equipment.

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Belt Conveyor Construction

The image below shows a 3D model of a belt conveyor. Click image to view larger.

A Tail Pulley Guard

B Exhaust Port

C Inlet Chutes

D Skirtboard

E Troughed Belt

F Weather Cover

G Truss Frame

H Walkway

I Idlers

J Channel Frame

Belt Conveyor Features

Size: 18” – 72” wide

Capacity: up to 8,000 TPH

Standard troughed belt conveyors are usually comprised of conveyor belting, riding on heavy-duty troughed idlers, ranging in angles from 20°-45°, each securely mounted to a structural steel frame.

Troughed belt conveyors can be run at various inclined angles, typically between 0°-20° (30° with cleated/chevron belting).



One of the greatest benefits of the troughed belt conveyor over a flat belt is increased capacity. The trough design also contains and arranges the material in one continuous stream, while at the same time, eliminating spillage. The troughed belt can also help shield the material from unforeseen forces, such as airflow from other equipment operating nearby.



Integrated skirtboard and exhaust ports provide additional control for each customer’s specific scenario. These are usually located at the tail section of the conveyor, where the material is loaded onto the belt. This design has dual functionality; it centers the material on the belt and contains dust and fines. Often times, a dust pick off point is also located at the top of the discharge hood.



Heavy-duty box truss frames are available in several standard depths. This type of frame construction is utilized when long spans are required between support points. In addition to span length, other load factors such as wind, snow, etc., are accounted for in proper truss selection.



The channel frame is typically utilized for conveyors that do not require long spans between supports. They are also often used when located close to grade, thus not requiring a cantilevered walkway. With that in mind, the channel frame conveyors get the same precision engineering that is expected from all FEECO material handling equipment.


All FEECO belt conveyors feature:


  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Custom design for optimal handling
  • Various belting options

Additional Options

  • Hoppers, Bins & Silos
  • Gates
  • Transfer Towers
  • Screens
  • Dust Collection
  • Inspection Doors
  • Guards
  • Mechanical or Gravity Take-up
  • Concave or Convex Path
  • Structural Platforms
  • Walkways & Service Platforms
  • Belt Cleaners/Scrapers
  • Weather Covers
  • Loading Skirtboards
  • Transfer Chutes
  • Safety Cables and Shut-offs
  • Belt Scale (Used for tracking quantity/interval of time)
  • Gallery Enclosures

Belt Conveyor Applications

FEECO has been providing bulk material handling equipment and solutions to a variety of industries for over 60 years, including:


  • Coal Handling for Power Plants
  • Clinker and other raw materials for Cement Plants
  • Woodchip and Bark Handling for Pulp/Paper Mills
  • Sludge Handling for Process Applications
  • Rail Unloading/Loadout
  • Bulk Warehousing of Granular Products
  • Sand Conveying Systems for Foundries
  • And more…

Additional Conveyor Types:

  • Overland
  • Slider Bed
  • Flexible Side Wall – “Steep Incline”
  • Gallery
  • Overhead
  • Cleated
  • Reclaim Conveyors
  • Loadout
  • Vertical Sidewall
  • Barge loading/unloading
  • Railcar loading/unloading
  • Sidewall Conveyors
  • Continuous Flow

Belt Conveyor Project Profiles

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Belt Conveyor Photos


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Why Choose FEECO?

While we have developed standard design features as described above, FEECO is considered by our customers as a Custom Designed Supplier. We are extremely flexible in terms of modifying our standards to allow us to meet just about any type of customer specification. Our conveyors and conveyor systems are highly engineered, and heavy-duty, ensuring an efficient solution built for longevity.

Our Commitment to Quality
Quality-RibbonOur company was founded on the idea that we could do things better; that if we put our minds to it, we could produce the best in industrial processing equipment.