The adjustment of the crown of the belt conveyor is critical for the safe and effective operation of the conveyor. Proper adjustment will ensure that the belt is running smoothly and efficiently, reducing the potential for slippage, tracking problems and load shifting. Following are a few tips on how to ensure proper adjustment of your belt conveyor crown:
Step 1: Inspection
It is important to inspect the belt and the conveyor system prior to making any adjustments. Be sure to check for any signs of slackness, signs of abrasion, or other tears or damage. Inspect the belts for bent or missing splices as well as maladjusted or wavering tracking systems. Be sure that all of the drive pulleys, gears, and bearings are all in good working condition and that there are no other problems that may have an effect on the functionality of the system.
Step 2: Adjustment and Tensioning
Once the initial inspection is complete, the tension of the conveyor belt must be adjusted to ensure that the crown is properly set. Start by slowly increasing the tension of the belt in small increments. Keep in mind that the belt should be taut, but not so taut as to cause any damage to the conveyor system.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
Finally, check the settings of the tracking guides to ensure that the belt is centered in its travel path. It is important that the belt is properly aligned as this will guarantee less stress on the system, provide better tracking capabilities, and also reduce wear and tear on the belt.
In conclusion, proper adjustment of the belt conveyor crown is critical to the efficient and safe operation of the conveyor system. Taking the time to inspect and adjust the system on a regular basis will keep the system running smoothly while also reducing the possibility of issues such as slippage, tracking problems or load shifting.