Belt training device emerges from PPI

By |  January 8, 2024
By strategically positioning a return training bracket in a conveying system, PPI says users will have the ability to easily train a belt as conditions change within the application. Photo: PPI

By strategically positioning a return training bracket in a conveying system, PPI says users will have the ability to easily train a belt as conditions change within the application. Photo: PPI

Precision Pulley & Idler (PPI) debuted a return training bracket to provide users with a solution to knock idlers and reduce labor.

According to PPI, the design allows the drop bracket to remain bolted to the conveyor framework while allowing for easy roll adjustments.

As the company describes, conveyor belt tracking has always been a material handling challenge. And often, such devices have proven to be ineffective or cost prohibitive.

One of the most effective methods for training a belt, however, is knocking or skewing idlers. The process is often overlooked, PPI says, due to the amount of labor – as well as safety concerns – involved in adjusting brackets to fine-tune the belt path.

By strategically positioning return training brackets in a conveying system, PPI says users now have the ability to easily train a belt as conditions change within the application.

“Users have been seeking a simple, cost-effective solution to train their belts, [and] PPI has hit the mark with this product,” says Mike Roozeboom, industry product manager at PPI. “Users know knocking idlers is an extremely effective way to train a belt. We’ve just taken difficulty out of that process.”

The return training bracket will interchange with PPI standard CEMA B, C and D return rolls with 4 1/2-in. drop brackets.

Related: PPI acquires conveyor components manufacturer

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Kevin Yanik is editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. He can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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