If you don’t maintain your belt drive properly, it can lead to several problems.or high or low voltage are a few indicators that indicate poor maintenance of your belt drive. It is wise to conduct a regular inspection to ensure , , and quick identification of . Once you can identify such wear signs, you would be able to and enhance its transmission. Sometimes, if the belt drive is not installed correctly can lead to premature failure. Hence, if you want to , make sure to follow the installation process of the belt and pulley correctly. Storage and mishandling of belts can reduce the life of your V-belt. is another step to make your belt last for a long time. There are a few dos and don’ts to . Here are some simple ways to make your last longer and that can prevent breakdown and unwanted stoppage
NEVER ROLL BELTS ON
Most of the time, people tend to roll the belts in a hurry without loosening the motor. This is very unsafe and can often lead to a hard load on the bearing. It may also damage the belt as well as the sheave.
SIZE AND SHEAVE GROOVES MATTERS
come in different shape sizes and profiles. It is your responsibility to that matches your . Sheave wear is often overlooked as most people believe that could never wear out a . However they can, you must use a to check your sheave-groove(s).
PROPER SHEAVE ALIGNMENT AND BELT TENSION
To maintain your sheave alignment, useas it checks both and . With a straightedge or string, it is difficult to detect misalignment. Furthermore, if you want your V-belt to last longer, make sure that it has proper belt tension. Too little tension can create noise and excessive heat, while too much tension can create a band breakage. If the tension is not balanced, it may lead to a reduction of the belt’s life.
ASSURE VENTILATION AND RE-CHECK BELT TENSION
are capable of producing excessive heat even in their normal operation. It is essential to make sure that your belt guarding is ventilated so that heat can dissipate easily. Further, when the belt matches the sheave-groove, try to stretch it and heat it up. This will cause the belt tension to normally change. This quick re-check and re-tightening can help you increase your belt’s life. If you are using a re-tensioned belt, use a laser tool to maintain the horizontal angular alignment. If followed correctly, the tips above can help you make a drastic difference in your V-belts life. It will not only increase its longevity but will also save you from countless hours of labor and unnecessary delay. One last piece of advice would be to check your belt’s cleanliness, keep it away from various oil and dirt so that there is no operational problem with your belt.