1. Belt tracks to one side or off frame
- Typical wear and stretching. Make tracking adjustments to re-center belt.
- Product entering from side. Add side guides if possible.
- Off-centered load. Try to have load centered if possible.
- Accessory interference forcing belt to one side. Check that nothing contacts belt.
- Product/debris build-up on pulley, under belt or on return rollers. Remove debris
- Belt camber. Replace belt.
2. Belt Stalls or Slips
- Belt has stretched and requires tension.
- Excessive load or product accumulation.
- Belt carcass is worn
- Drive pulley has lost its friction or knurl
- V-guide interference
- Loose or damaged drive train components
3. Belt is Damaged
- Check for accessory or other equipment contacting belt
- Parts are jamming or accumulating.
- Sharp or heavy parts impacting belt
- Belt tracked off of frame. See tracking above.
- Parts or debris under belt.
- Exposure to chemicals, oils, excessive heat, abrasives, etc.
- Debris in return rollers causing scoring
- LPZ hold down rollers not rotating
- V-guide wear – twisted frame or excessive side loading