Press Release Summary:
Used for independently steering flat belts while allowing on-the-fly tracking adjustments, pulley system provides solution to problems resulting from operating environment changes and also allows independent belt adjustments on multi-pulley common shaft. ISP design fits variable steering collar, with skewed or offset bore, and sealed bearing assembly to body of pulley. When rotated, collar changes angle of pulley body to enable controlled, bi-directional movement of belt across pulley face.
Original Press Release:
Independent Pulley System Steers Flat Belts for On-the-Fly Adjustments
Tracking System Eliminates Downtime and Improves Throughput
Agawam, MA - Belt Technologies has developed a simple and effective pulley system for independently steering flat belts while allowing for easy on-the-fly tracking adjustments. The patented system provides a solution to tracking problems encountered as a result of operating environment changes and also eliminates downtime by allowing independent belt adjustments on a multi-pulley common shaft. Steering is accomplished by adjusting the angle of the pulley relative to the belt and modifying lateral tension. Rather than moving the pulley shaft through the use of pillow block adjustments, the ISP design fits a variable steering collar (with either a skewed or offset bore) and a sealed bearing assembly to the body of the pulley. When rotated, the collar changes the angle of the pulley body, resulting in the controlled bi-directional movement of the belt across the pulley face.
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Belt Technologies designs and manufactures belt conveyors for wide ranging applications in the automation, electronics, packaging, food processing, medical device, tobacco, and aerospace markets.