Belt Conveyor Tracking V-Guided vs. Crowned Roller
One of the largest maintence issues associated with belt conveyors is belt tracking. Belt tracking is the adjustment method used to keep the belt running straight and true on the end rollers and the conveyor frame. There are many factors that can affect belt tracking. These include; belt splicing accuracy, conveyor roller accuracy, roller size, proper belt tension, side loading on the conveyor belt from pushing product on or off the belt and build up on conveyor roller from the debris. Conveyor design can aide greatly in minimizing the issues associated with belt tracking.