Attached is a very early stage of a conveyor belt.The part was quickly created for reference..Is there a way that once this belt is constructed in a assembly that it can move as motion.The belt will need to travel around some bends.which means the pieces will also need to turn inwards as they go around bends..can there be movement in the links / belt like real life with simulation.........is all this possible?
How would i create a track for the conveyor belt to follow for movement
Have you tried Dynamic Simulation before? Attached please find a sample i made, you can have a look.
Hi Jingyi Liu and thank you for supplying ample file.I viewed your model with simulation.Thanks
When i get this further along in design can individual links move independently of each other....eg .. when the links travel around a bend each link will be at a slightly different angle to each other according to where they are on the bend?
That is good starting help
General speaking, I think it's feasible to make individual link move independently, it depends on the joint between two connected links. Now, I added a revolution joint between two links, maybe we can consider there is a pin placed in obround hole, so 3D contact joint will be much better, but it will make simulation more complex especially when you add more content in. Sometimes, simplification is also a good way to practice.
Hi Jingyi Liu
Thank you again
Yes there will be a pin placed in obround hole holding the links together.Will the 3D contact joint enable the movement of individual links as they move around the bend sections?
I have attached a possible conveyor track..can the links move around this track individually on this type of track as in reaql life situation?.I used 2D sketches and a 3D sketch...isthis how you would model the conveyor track?
For learning purposes the first attempt as you mentioned will be a simplified version and then progressing to a more real life situation of movement
I saw your conveyor belt, it was depicted by a 3D sketch, unfortunately, the point-curve sliding joint is not avaliable for 3D sketch. the only way I can image is 3D contact, but I can't give you affirmative answer so far.
Is there another way of creating the 3D sketch i attached so that the point-curve sliding joint can be used for this particulat shaped track ...if not is the 3D contact the only other option?
Thanks for the continuing information
Hi Jingyi Liu
Would there ba another way of creating the Track ( 3D track i attached) i attached so that i could use the point-curve sliding joint so there is movement in the links around bends etc,,etc..