Conveyor performance: How to optimise belt tracking systems and prevent downtime

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    Conveying systems are an essential component to any operation that requires the transportation of bulk materials.

    Due to the harsh environments that conveyor systems are often situated in — and the type of materials they move — they are subject to a plethora of stresses that can cause components to break down. One of the most common causes of conveyor failure is mistracking on the belt. As the belt itself represents between 25–50 per cent of an entire conveyor systems’ costs, it is recommended that preventative measures are adopted to minimise belt failure.

    This white paper discusses the causes of belt mistracking and provides an insight into how to identify the causes, and which devices or systems can be used to prevent mistracking.