6 Tips To Get The Most Out of Your Conveyor Belt

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With the increase in replacement of manual work by automatic machine methods, you may be curious initially about how conveyor belts would be of any good to the manufacturing and packaging in your business. The positive side news is that you don’t really have to worry, as there are a number of reasons as to why having a belt system could very likely improvise the standards of your operation! Efficiency is possibly the most understandable advantage of using a conveyor belt – as they are fitted to carry out one automatic action repeatedly on a regular basis, they are highly reliable and can take away the much of the need for manual labour to perform low moderation duties, such as transportation of material from one place to another or relocating items into storage. There are varied kinds of belts accessible contingent on the job you need them for, and they are built to work at a persistent rate that you can leave to work alone without disturbance.

Here are 6 simple tips for maintaining your conveyor belt to keep it in top shape.

1. Choose the correct belt for the application

There are many factors that go into choosing the correct conveyor belt for an application. Some of these factors include- minimum pulley, type of product being conveyed, temperature, load size, speed.

2. Apply the correct tension to the belt

The main reason we see for belt failure in the field is over-tensioning of conveyor belts. Over-tensioning of belts leads to laps coming apart or lace pulling out prematurely. It is also a way to ruin bearings, shafts and other parts of the conveyor.

3. Make sure the belt is tracked correctly

When you put a new belt on a conveyor, chances are that the belt you are replacing was on that same conveyor for a long time. The old belt may have caused changes to that conveyor over time. If this is the case, you will need to make adjustments to the conveyor to get it back to the original specifications before you put the new belt on.

5. Clean belts (and conveyor) often and properly

If your conveyor is in the food industry, it is imperative that its belts and conveyors get cleaned on a routine (daily) basis.

6. Properly store conveyor belts

It is not uncommon for companies to stock extra belts in their plant in case of belt failure. No replacement belt is closer than the one you keep in storage. It is very important that these extra belts are stored properly.

When we first started Rainbow Precision Products in 1992, our goal was to improve the productivity of local businesses. As time went on, technology allowed us to expand our reach beyond our home in Murrieta, California, to customers around the country. Now, we are a worldwide distributor serving clients all around the world, from Mexico to Europe to Australia and all points in between. As our reach has grown, our product inventory has grown along with it to become one of the industry’s largest and most comprehensive. We stock everything from stainless steel ball bearings to exclusive products available only to an authorized Goodyear power transmission distributor such as Rainbow. Due to the large spectrum of products available in our industry, if you do not see a product you are looking for listed in our catalogue, you may contact us and we will do our utmost to get what you need, or suggest an alternative that fits your application. For more information, refer to the website-

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