JMS Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System)

Since the nineteenth century belt conveyors have been used as an effective method for transporting bulk materials, and are now one of the most widely used and efficient means of transporting compactable and granular solids. Water and wastewater treatment facilities have made good use of this type of conveyor for transporting dewatered biosolids, sludge, screenings or grit.

Dewatered sludge cake can consist of wastewater plant biological sludge from the treatment of municipal wastewater, or dewatered water treatment plant sludge. Dewatered sludge cake solids content ranges from 10% to 30% solids depending on the dewatering system used. A properly designed conveyance system with the ability to handle the special characteristics of sludge is critical to effective transport of material through the process.

The extensive use of stainless steel in construction, including platforms and structure, of JMS Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) makes them a great choice for any industry conveying corrosive material.JMS can specially design a custom conveyor or full system to meet the needs of your process.

JMS Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Advantages

  • Material is not mixed/disturbed during transport
  • One conveyor path can include inclines and horizontal sections
  • Wide range of capabilities, well suited for high capacity applications
  • Unlimited length
  • Low energy consumption compared to screw conveyors, or sludge pumps

JMS Advantages


  • Professional Engineers on staff
  • Integrated solutions provider
  • Use of Conveyor Analysis Design Software for conveyors of any length, geometry, or drive configuration
  • CEMA manufacturer, JMS high level of CEMA involvement helps set standards for the future
  • Project management expertise
  • Longevity with hundreds of conveyors still in service
  • Extensive use of stainless steel: Guards, Discharge chutes, Skirt plate, Deck plate, Drip pans, Scrapers, Conveyor frames

Why use a Belt Conveyor?

JMS Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor Systems) are designed by engineers who specialize in equipment and systems for the water and wastewater industries. Their knowledge allows them to provide custom solutions that can save both dollars and man hours. JMS Bio-BELT conveyors are manufactured to accepted CEMA standards, taking advantage of JMS half century of design and manufacturing experience. In addition to the typical 18 to 48 inch widths used in wastewater applications, JMS can design and manufacture custom conveyor configurations or full systems to convey, store, load and unload material. Want to learn more about belt conveyors watch this presentation on belt conveyor basics.

JMS Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor Systems) Key Features

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor Systems) Drive Assemblies

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Direct Drive

Direct Drive

  • High efficiency
  • Low maintenance requirements

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Chain and Sprocket

Chain and Sprocket

  • Hundreds of installations still in operation

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Motorized Drum Pulley

Motorized Drum Pulley

  • Space saving design
  • Low maintenance and highly efficient
  • Requires fewer gaurds

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Center Drive

Center Drive

  • Space saving design
  • Ideal for reversing belt application

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor Systems) Add-ons

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Belt Covers

Conveyor Covers

  • Used to provide from 75% to 100% coverage for environmental protection (with allowance for viewing, and complete closure for odor control as needed)

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Belt Plow

Belt Plow

  •  Plows can be V-shaped or straight to discharge off one or both sides
  • Pneumatic, hydraulic, or electromechanical actuation

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Belt Idlers

Heavy Duty Idlers

  • Stainless steel support frames
  • Non-stick nonmetallic rolls
  • CEMA compliant
  • Sealed for life

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) washbox


  • Stainless steel enclosure with access doors
  • Multiple spray nozzels ensure thorough cleaning

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Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor Systems) Belt Types

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Troughed Belt

Troughed Belt

Represent the most cost-effective option available and are ideally suited for straight runs, long conveyors, or conveyors with plows.

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Sidewall Belt

Sidewall Belt

Used when transitions from horizontal to incline are needed. Walls act to contain the material throughout and eliminate the need for skirtboards.

Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Cleated Belt

Cleated Belt

Cleated belts with sidewalls allow for inclines greater than 30°.

JMS Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Success Story

JMS Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Xenia 10-06

Located in the busy triangle between Columbus and Cincinnatil is the city of Xenia, Ohio which derives its name from the Greek word for hospitality. Founded in 1803, it is now home to more than 25,000 residents, and a hub for manufacturing.

In 2006 Greene County put together a master plan for area wide water management in the Little Miami River Basin, taking into account future population growth. With the help of engineering giant Hazen & Sawyer, a specific plan for the Ford Road Waste Treatment Plant was designed.

JMS was asked to participate by supplying a Distribution Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) with diverter, and four Reversing Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) cross conveyors to distribute biosolids within the storage facility. Seven years after installation, all conveyors are still “going strong”.

Eddy Walker, Wastewater Treatment Supervisor, and longtime employee, praises the low maintenance requirements and excellent reliability of the JMS conveyors. His experience with JMS customer service has been outstanding, and he would not hesitate to do business with JMS again in the future.

JMS Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) Photo Gallery

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