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Reversible Tru-Trainer is the Simplest and the Best Training Idler on the Market!


Allentown, PA – December 10, 2008: The Tru-Trainer™ idler has an internal central pivot that is perpendicular to the plane of the belt. The ends of the roller are tapered slightly so that the edges of the belt create a slight drag on the roller. As the belt moves off-center, the side of the belt will move further into the taper on that side of the roller and out of the taper on the other side of the roller. This will cause an unbalance which drags one side of the roller forward on the central pivot.

Once the roller has steered the belt back to the center, the opposite side of the belt will contact the taper on the opposite ends of the idler and this will cause the idler to realign itself perpendicular to the belt.

Since the surface of the belt remains in contact with the roller over the entire width of the belt, the training action is far more effective then the conventional style training idlers.

Dual Return Training Idler Is Best For Wide Fast Moving Heavy Belts
(Over 800 FPM)

The Dual Return Tru-Trainer was developed to accommodate the excessive forces encountered with wide belts and heavy loads. An external central pivot mechanism was designed, obviating the need for a single, large drum, and enabling a concentric and balanced rotation to be achieved. Obviously, this results in extended bearing life and a very fast and effective tracking system.

Two separate tapered rolls are mounted into the pivot mechanism, which can be individually replaced as wear occurs.

Features : 

  • Specifically designed for high speed, aggressive belts having a high capital cost
  • Trainer rolls can be individually replaced
  • Easy installation
  • Low maintenance
  • Vibration free rolling action
  • Minimum force to activate training mechanism
  • Bi-directional for reversing belt
  • Design extends bearing life
  • Center pivot will not seize
  • Proven in mining and material applications world wide



For more information on Tru-Trainers check out our website or call 1-800-344-4000.