Prevent Belt Mistracking

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Conveyor Belt Mistracking

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Every facility has belts that mistrack from time to time, and most react by immediately adjusting the head or tail pulley. A better action is to identify the reason why the belt is mistracking and correct that issue...

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Basic Conveyor Belt Behavior

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A wide variety of different flaws in the design or maintenance of a conveyor belt can lead to mistracking. However, all of these problems stem from a few basic principles about conveyor belt behavior...

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Causes of Conveyor Belt Mistracking

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To properly train a conveyor, the first step is to survey the existing system to understand the state of the structure and components and to determine the causes of mistracking...

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Investigating the Problem:
The Belt Conveyor Survey

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The first and most important step in training a conveyor is to check and align the structure. The best way to begin this process is to make a detailed survey of existing conditions and the original design criteria...

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PROPER MAINTENANCE IS CRUCIAL


Regularly inspecting and properly maintaining conveyors increases production, reduces safety hazards, and lowers cost of operation. Stay on top of maintenance tasks and look for areas of improvement to enhance productivity and safety.

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BELT MISTRACKING

There are so many reasons belts mistrack, here's a quick recap of just a few.

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IDLERS BETWEEN CRADLES

Learn how to stack multiple components together in the load zone.

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BELT SUPPORT

See why idler spacing is very important when supporting and sealing a belt.

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IMPACT CRADLES 

Watch to see how impact beds can help protect the belt from damage. 

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By: Dan Marshall 

I have been around conveyors for 20 years and have seen thousands of belts. I have just about seen it all when it comes to material handling. Do you know what I have not seen? I've never seen a belt...

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Belt Tracking [Feud]


 

By: Jerad Heitzler

In a recent survey, we asked over 1000 conveyor users "what is your biggest problem with belt conveyors?’" Over 65% answered: belt mistracking...

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