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Basic Conveyor Maintenance - Belts and Chains

SKU: C-576Duration: 40 Minutes Certificate Included

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Course Details


Training Time: 40 minutes

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices


  • English

This course covers common maintenance procedures for conveyor belts and chains. The procedures show typical examples of specific tasks. These examples can be applied to various types of equipment. It will also discuss safety precautions around the conveyor, conveyor belt wear and maintenance, chain construction and replacement, and general belt tension.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Safety precautions around conveyors
  • Conveyor belt wear and maintenance
  • Chain construction and replacement
  • General belt tension

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What needs to be verified when starting the tracking procedures of belt tracking?
When starting the tracking procedure verify that: all sections are aligned, carrying rollers and slider beds are level and square to the conveyor frame, the pulleys, snub, and return rollers are square to the conveyor frame, and start-up precautions are observed.

What is belt lacing?
Lacing is used to attach the ends of a belt to make a continuous loop. Lacing is a group of hinges, individual staples, or clips that form a loop of wire. A connecting pin is inserted through the lacing loops to connect the ends of a belt.

Why is it important that V-Belts are tensioned correctly?
V-Belts must be tensioned correctly to perform properly and maximize life. If a V-Belt is too loose, it will slip. If it is too tight, it will cause premature wear and possible damage to bearings, shafting, and sheaves.

What is the best way to break a riveted chain?
Standard roller chain is held together with rivet pins. Roller chain is supplied in bulk lengths and must be broken into shorter lengths to be used. A chain breaker is used to accomplish this task. A chain breaker has a clamp jaw and a threaded pin to drive out the rivet and break the chain.

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