Answers to Common Questions about Conveyor Belt Replacement

As we all know, conveyor belts eventually wear out and have to be replaced. Here are answers to some of the common questions we get about conveyor belt replacement.

Q: What’s the process for replacing a conveyor belt?
-Properly store the replacement belt
– Transport the new conveyor belt to the installation location
– Unlace the old conveyor belt
– Install the new belt
– Adjusting the belt tension
– Lace the new belt
– Properly track the new conveyor belt

Q: How should a conveyor belt be stored when not in use?
A: When storing a conveyor belt, keep it in the original packaging or under a cover. Make sure the belt is stored in a dark, cool, dry place.

Q: How should I transport the conveyor belt?
A: First of all, don’t roll them. Gently place the belt on the ground, then hoist bars using a lift and spreader bar.

Q: What are the types of conveyor belt lacing?
A: Conveyor belt lacings include: alligator, plastic rivet, clipper, unibar, and bolt.

Q: Where do I adjust the tension on a conveyor belt?
A: Belt tension is usually adjusted at the take-up pulley or the last lacing point.

Q: What’s involved with tensioning a conveyor belt?
A: Make adjustments in small increments and equally on both sides of the take-up pulley, and ensure that the ends of the belts are lined up properly.

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