Ready Mix Plant Improves Production by Solving Conveyor Belt Tracking Problem
A ready-mix plant had difficulty properly tracking the vital conveyor belt that feeds the mixer. The problem was essentially that the conveyor belt was difficult to keep in alignment, which caused serious belt edge damage, and in turn de-lamination and spillage in the conveyor load zone. This was due to the conveyor belt mis-tracking over the tail pulley, ultimately creating down time within the conveyor system.
ASGCO worked in conjunction with the plant’s employees to realign the conveyor belt idlers and tail pulley to determine the proper placement of the Tru-Trainer conveyor belt idler. After testing, a suitable location was determined and the equipment installed. The area best suited, it was determined, was close (20′) from the tail pulley to insure the conveyor belt would track properly into the tail and that there would be sufficient room for the install.
After the installation of the return Tru-Trainer and some adjustments of idlers and the tail pulley, we were able to keep the belt within acceptable parameters – even under heavy usage. The belt no longer walks off the framework of the conveyor system causing costly damage.
The conveyor belt is tracking perfectly. As seen in the before/after images, the belt is maintaining alignment. The plant is no longer concerned about belt tracking and very satisfied with the performance of the Tru-Trainer.
Cement Producers and Distributors
Application: Wash Plant Conveyor
Product: Concrete, Aggregates
Objective: Conveyor Belt Tracking
Conveyor: 50 ft. long 10% incline, 48″ wide belt 45 degree troughing idlers, Conveyor runs intermittently.