Posted on February 3, 2020 in Conveyor Belts
Bulk material handlers want to achieve optimal production with efficient maintenance and minimal downtime. When conveyor belts become misaligned, they can cost the plant in lost labor, time and material, as well as in compromised safety. If left unattended, they can also lead to equipment damage such as shredding of the belt.
As your partner in efficient bulk material handling, Benetech listens to your challenges and develops the solutions you need for a high-performing operation. Together we can both cure and prevent problems with conveyor belt alignment.
SureGuide® Conveyor Belt Tracking
Current standard frame and guide rollers for belt tracking systems are not designed to be responsive and intuitive with the loads they convey. The variances in conveyance cause more-frequent mistracking, and this in turn creates extra wear on the belt. In addition to addressing mistracking problems, operators have to contend with more belt replacements.
Benetech’s SureGuide customizable conveyor belt trackers ensure your belts remain on track without the need to make any structural modifications. You simply slide the idlers in. Once in place, they respond instantly to any misalignment they detect. This rapid reaction keeps production moving longer while extending belt life.
The ‘brains’ of the conveyor belt tracking system are housed in the roller. This means they cannot wear, and the trackers’ function will not fade over time.
Here’s a quick closer look at the belt tracking system components that contribute to greater uptime, cost savings and retention of material:
SureGuide Training Idler
Made of special hardened steels and other resistant alloys, Benetech’s conveyor idler is a belt-centralizing return pulley with an internal pivot module that keeps the shaft rotating with the belt direction.
Each SureGuide Training Idler order also includes Benetech’s SureGuide Pressure Control Brackets. The brackets prevent overloading of the shaft; maintain the right pressure between the idler and the belt; suit the idler size and series with individual grading; and make adjusting pressure easy with a bolt from below.
With instant intuition, the Troughing SureGuide provides automatic incremental corrections to even the smallest misalignment on the load-carrying side of the belt. It gently guides the belt back to the center of the frame to keep the conveyor straight.
Different from conventional sidearm roller frames, which can often cause more belt damage, the frame of the Troughing SureGuide steers conveyed material with a distinctive pivot and tilt mechanism. It also accommodates any inclination angle required.
Reversible conveyors pose particular challenges with belt misalignment. Unlike unidirectional belts with adjusting pulleys and frames for straightening, reversible belts are difficult to correct. Any adjustments for the forward direction become the problem areas when the conveyor belt is reversed.
The Reversible SureGuide solves this by pivoting the shaft in the belt’s direction of travel, which you can see through a unique bracket and inspection cover. You can also adjust the roller to ensure the right contact pressure with the belt.
Stay on Track Starting Now
Quick, easy installation and simple adjustments; less spillage, cleanup and downtime; reduced costs and maintenance: Benetech offers your business a better way. Contact us at (630) 844-1300 today to further discuss how our conveyor belt tracking system can support your operational goals.