General Tracking / Training Procedures

  • Tracking is the process of adjusting idlers, pulleys and loading conditions in a manner that corrects off running
  • Tracking should begin on the return side near the head pulley and move toward the tail
  • Track the belt empty at first and then loaded
  • Make adjustments preceding the region of trouble

  • Permit the conveyor to make several revolutions
  • If over correction has occurred, move back the same idler
  • If the belt runs to one side at a particular point on the conveyor, the cause is probably an alignment problem preceding the trouble area