Contractor Tips Blog

Jul
3

Having Conveyor Belt Problems?

Conveyor belts are used in many applications, from retail to manufacturing. These convenient devices are so much a part of most operations that it would be hard to imagine having to do the job without them. So, when a belt goes down, it can make work come to a standstill, costing money in labor and production. Finding the problem and getting it fixed fast is crucial in almost any business. 

Find An Experienced Conveyor Belt Service Company

When it comes to conveyor belts, you need a service company who knows these machines inside and out. An experienced outfit should be able to help you troubleshoot the problem quickly, then get it fixed in as little time as possible. If conveyor belts are an integral part of your business, find a reliable service company and make sure to keep them on speed dial. They should offer: 

  • Troubleshooting. The first step in a mechanical breakdown is finding the problem. An experienced conveyor belt service technician can often troubleshoot many problems right over the phone.
     
  • Repair. You need a company who has the parts and expertise to repair all types of conveyor belts, fast and efficiently. Every hour a belt is down can cost many businesses money in production.
     
  • Replacement. You want a company who can repair or replace your conveyor belts when necessary. Make sure the company you choose can handle all your conveyor belt needs. 

Get up and running with limited delay the next time your conveyor belt is giving your production floor problems. Find an experienced conveyor belt service, repair and replacement company who will be there when you need them to keep everything moving down the line.

Posted on behalf of The King Group, Inc.

Nov
6

Conveyor Belt Trouble

Let’s face it. No one wants down time due to a conveyor belt breaking or malfunctioning. Such delays cost valuable production time, resources and, yes, money.

As with any equipment, however, it is possible to avoid major complications by routinely checking and maintaining your conveyor belts

Following are some common problems with conveyor belts and possible solutions:

1. Excessive Wear Across Entire Belt –  If wear is even and widespread, then the likelihood is the belt is unsuitable for the application. You may need a stronger belt, or one made of textured material. 

2. Edge Wear – Edge wear indicates uneven tension along the belt system. The belt may need to be realigned or retracked. 

3. Belt Falls Off At Head or Tail Pulley – If the belt is loosening at either of the pulleys, the problem may be build up on the pulleys or belt system. This could also indicate improper loading of the belt. Clean, and reevaluate loading procedures. 

4. Belt Slips At Start-Up or When Conveyor is Running – If the belt is shifting in any way, this may indicate insufficient traction between the belt and pulley or build up of some sort. Readjust tension. Examine pulleys to see if there is any build-up, and clean, if necessary. 

5.  Belt is Cracking, Hardening or Swelling in Certain Areas – If you’re seeing physical changes in the conveyor belt, chances are you have heat or chemical damage.  Reexamine the belt application and consider using a different, more appropriate belt, or impose stricter clean-up standards. 

Though common, the above, of course, are just a few of the problems one can encounter with a conveyor belt. When in doubt, it is always a good idea to consult the original manufacturer of the conveyor belt if any trouble arises.

Posted on behalf of the King Group

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