DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAIN THE BELT BY ADJUSTING THE SCREW TAKE-UPS. The take-ups are used for belt tension, and to keep the tail pulley square with the frame.A normal sequence of training is to start with the return run working toward the tail pulley and then follow with the top run in the direction of belt travel. The primary rule which must be kept in mind when tracking a conveyor belt is simply: “THE BELT MOVES TOWARD THAT END OF THE ROLL/IDLER IT CONTACTS FIRST”.The following steps should be taken to prop
The following steps should be taken to properly train the belt to run over the center of the pulleys, troughing idlers, and return rollers:
Check the belt splice for squareness.
Run the conveyor empty and at reduced speed if possible.
The conveyor must be powered off before attempting to adjust any return rollers or idlers. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
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