Main causes of belt conveyor misalignment
Belt conveyor misalignment can be caused by multiple factors, starting from a damaged conveyor structure or ill-fitting components, in particular the incorrect installation and alignment of structure frames, pulleys and rollers. However, even when these requirements are perfectly fulfilled, the problem may remain due to other circumstances proper to bulk handling applications. First, the transportation of heavy loads at high speeds, especially when materials are not loading center of the belt, can compromise the belt’s ability to run correctly. Moreover, open air bulk handling operations expose belt conveyors to critical environmental conditions, like wind or storms, which can make the belt drift laterally. Once identified the possible causes of your belt conveyor misalignment, Rulmeca suggests you how to adjust belt conveyor tracking through its specifically designed products.