Most facilities don’t understand the difference between belt damage and normal wear to the belt. Once they recognize this, they will save money on unnecessary repairs by utilizing preventative methods. Wear happens and while it can be slowed, it can’t be stopped. But belt damage can be prevented. Dust and material building up on and burying rolling components is the biggest reason for component failure. Controlling spillage and dust increases component life, therefore contributing to the overall success of a conveyor belt and operation.