Misaligned conveyor belts are the principle cause of a variety of issues associated within in the transportation of bulk products. This includes material spillage and reduced life to conveyor belting and the conveyor structure. Ideally a pivoting, self-centralising belt training system, which rotates freely when the belt experiences mistracking behaviour should be installed. Other options include fixed tracking solutions without rotating structure. The team at Kinder Australia can assist with your belt tracking with the installation of a solution from the K-Commander® Series.
All-direction belt tracking featuring flexible 360 degree rotational capability, with its separate axial and rotational function allowing for the double axis pivot bush. The K-Commander® Prime Tracker has been designed with two key stages. The first stage focuses on the inner shell which contains the shaft and an engineered pivoting bush allowing the axial movement of the tracker. The inner shell is protected by a flexible EPDM rubber boot. The second stage focuses on the roller bearings, which allows the rotational movement of the tracker. The roller bearings connect the inner shell and the outer shell and are protected by a labyrinth seal.
The installation of K-Commander® Direct Series can also assist with correct conveyor belt tracking. These are a pivoting base style, available in both trough and return applications automatically providing belt centring. The outboard servo rollers cause the idler frame to pivot as they contact the belt edge and this swivel action causes the belt to realign automatically.
To further aid belt tracking, Kinder Australia offer rubber lagged rollers (trough and return) as an option for your belt tracker. The results are:
- Better tracking performance in heavy duty applications.
- Increased roller durability against the constant scuffing nature roller shells in trackers experience.
- Increased belt training response.