Objective: Eliminate belt tracking issues that are resulting in major belt damage and spillage from contact with steel conveyor supports.
Challenge: For many years this conveyor had a hydraulic three return Idler belt training system that wouldn’t properly keep the conveyor belt in line. The plant was facing constantly downtime to repair the hydraulic system. Even when operational, the belt would veer off of center and come into contact with the structural supports, leading to critical damage to the belt and costly material spillage. To further complicate this application, the conveyor also has less than 13” of height to mount any type of return training roller. Options for eliminating the tracking problem were extremely limited by these space restrictions.Download PDF