Belt skips / looses engagement with drive sprockets

  • Sprockets are worn. Inspect sprockets for tooth wear and replace as needed.
  • Typical wear and stretching of chain. Replace chain.
  • Excessive load on conveyor.   Check actual load against conveyor’s limit and inspect for anything contacting belt.
  • Debris impacted in sprockets or in belt links. Clean.
  • Belt is being reversed. Modular belts can not be run in reverse direction.
  • Excessive catenary sag effects sprocket engagement. Remove needed links.
  • Belt not installed in proper orientation.

Belt is broken / missing pieces

  • Interference. Check for anything contacting belt both outside and inside of frame.
  • Belt has weakened. Check for excessive debris, abrasive materials or aggressive chemical/cleaners is use. Belt may also be old.
  • Excessive load on conveyor.   Check actual load against conveyor’s limit and inspect for anything contacting belt.
  • Frame or wear strip misalignment. Insure all transitions points of frame and wear strip joints provide smooth belt flow.

Belt is jerky / vibrating

  • Excessive catenary sag or tenting. Remove links to return sag to normal level.
  • Sprockets worn. Inspect and replace sprockets as needed.
  • Nose bar tails can cause a jerky belt

Wear strips or guides are worn

  • Normal wear. Replace as needed.
  • Excessive load on conveyor.   Check actual load against conveyor’s limit and inspect for anything contacting belt.
  • Environment. Check for excessive debris, abrasive materials or aggressive chemical/cleaners is use.