3 Common Conveyor-Belt Problems


Has your conveyor system stopped functioning in a smooth manner? The problem might stem from there being something wrong with the belt, which might only require that a small repair be done. However, problems with conveyor belts can also point to you needing to get them replaced. It is possible that the belts are just old and worn out from being used on a regular basis for a long time. This article will go over a few things that can go wrong with conveyor belts that cause various problems to occur.

1. The Belt Always Slips

There are a few reasons why a conveyor belt might start slipping. For instance, it is possible that the pulleys are not in good shape. Basically, there are numerous pulleys along the conveyor that are used for moving your products along the belt. It is possible that you need to get the pulleys replaced, especially if they are damaged beyond repair. Another thing that can cause the belt to slip is when there is too little or much tension and weight. Simple adjustments can be made to the tension and weight to possibly resolve the problem.

2. The Belt Stretches Beyond the Norm

If there are problems with the belt stretching a lot as products are being moved along the conveyor, it might mean that the counter weight is not set right. The screw take-up level can also be set at the wrong level. All you have to do is adjust the counter weight and screw take-up levels to find out whether the belt stops stretching so much. Sometimes a conveyor belt might stretch due to the incline angle being slightly off. Adjusting the angle might release the tension that is in the belt, and that would lead to the belt having to stretching.

3. There is a Lot of Jerking from the Belt

Jerking from a conveyor belt might stem from there being something wrong with the wrong with the drive pulley. You might need to put a snub pulley on the back of the drive pulley as a way to increase the wrap of the belt; this can stop the jerking. Loose mechanical fasteners are another thing that can cause jerking, and they can easily be tightened up or replaced. Increasing the take-up position of the conveyor belt might be the only thing that is needed to stop it from jerking. You might simply need to replace the belt altogether if it is old.


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