Carcass

The reinforcement usually found on the inside of a conveyor belt is normally referred to as the carcass. In a sense, the carcass is the conveyor belt since it must:

  • Provide the tensile strength
  • Absorb the impact of the impinging material being loaded onto the conveyor belt
  • Provide the bulk and lateral stiffness required for the load support
  • Provide adequate strength for proper splice holding