Four easy tips for prolonged belt reliability

1. Use the right belt materials

tips for prolonged belt reliabilityConveyor belts are used in practically every line of industry around the world. Many different belt types have been developed over the years to cater for all kinds of applications. Strength, product temperature, ambient temperature, chemical resistance, impact and wear resistance, are just a few of the properties that may be important for your application.

In our many years in conveyor belting we have helped many customers find a better belt for their machine. Our experience with and knowledge about the many available belt types and their specific properties will help you improve efficiency and continuity in your plant.


2. Make sure your belt is tracked well

Even if you use the best belt available in the market, you’re going to have trouble if your belt doesn’t track well. Our experienced fitters make sure the belt is not only fabricated straight and square, they will also ensure that your conveyor system is adjusted exactly to make belts run as they should. If problems persist they will instruct you as to possible adjustments or alterations to the installation, so that you can eliminate these problems and enjoy problem-free running in the future.


3. Clean your belts regularly

There is a lot you can do to in order to prolong your belt’s lifespan. Regular cleaning is one of them. If your operations cause any kind of contamination on or underneath your belts, make sure you clean them regularly. Not only will this prevent premature ageing of the materials, it will also greatly benefit the tracking of your belts. Most thermoplastic belts can be cleaned easily by using soft soap and water. We can advise you on the right cleaning procedures for your belts, so that you, too, can get the most out of them.


4. Maintenance and repair

Like cleaning, belt maintenance and timely repair are necessary. Any damage to a belt will be a contamination risk and may have an adverse influence on your productivity. Moreover, belt damage may expand if it’s not fixed in time, leading to unnecessary breakdowns at inconvenient moments. Regular inspection of your belts, combined with maintenance and repair where required will save you costly downtime and will improve your bottom line. Our site staff will be happy to assist you.


If you would like to receive more information about the specific products and services we can offer you, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you on the best products and services to suit you.