Ask Hytrol is our monthly video series focused on specific topics to help you maintain your conveyor system and learn about new technology. In this video, you will learn how to track a belt on a slider bed conveyor.
With the conveyor running, begin by loosening the set of bolts nearest to the tail pulley. This will loosen the snub roller. Then, depending on the direction the belt needs to go, tap the bolts in the corresponding direction. So, for example, if the belt needs to move left, tap the bolt on the left side.
Within seven revolutions of the belt, it should begin to move toward the center of the bed. Repeat the previous steps until the belt is within a quarter inch of the center of the tail pulley.
On a longer conveyor unit, adjustment of a second snub roller may be necessary. While the second snub roller has less authority, it will still aid in centering the belt.
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