The conveyor belt is the main part of the conveyor, which plays the role of carrying materials. It should be fully paid attention to in the daily storage process, and various problems will occur if it is not careful. As one of the more expensive components of conveyor equipment, once the conveyor belt has problems, it will affect production and operation, and will greatly reduce the service life of the conveyor belt. In order to prolong the service life of the conveyor belt, we must pay attention to the maintenance of the conveyor belt.

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Regular Inspection

Whether it is a lack of regular maintenance or excessive maintenance, a surface coating loses its characteristics. Therefore, it should be checked every 2 to 3 weeks. Note that the belt surface should be soft, oily and matte. If you feel that the grease film has thinned since the last inspection, it is recommended to spray alcohol onto the surface. If the belt surface is hard, shiny and dry or heavily soiled, it should be restored with a soft wire brush beforehand.

The cleanliness and technical condition of machinery can also have an impact, so it should be checked regularly to ensure that machinery is clean and in good condition.

Warehouse Storage Conditions and Conveyor Belt Placement Methods

Conveyor belts should be stored in the specified standard (temperature 18-40 °C, relative humidity 50-80 %) warehouse.

When placing the conveyor belt, do not use the edge of the conveyor belt as the supporting surface, but use the paper tube in the middle to hang the flat belt on a pipe or similar device and place it in a roll,avoid edge wear.

Avoid External Environmental Influences

During transportation and storage, the conveyor belt should be kept clean to avoid direct sunlight or rain and snow, prevent contact with acids, bases, oils, organic solvents and other substances, and be one meter away from the heating device to avoid the reduction of strength indicators and aging. .

Adjust the Running Speed

The running speed of the conveyor belt should not generally be greater than 2.5 m/s, and the materials with large lumps and high abrasiveness and the use of fixed unloading devices should use low speed as much as possible.

Adjust the feeding direction

The feeding direction should follow the running direction of the conveyor belt. In order to reduce the impact on the conveyor belt when the material falls, a chute should be used to reduce the falling distance of the material; , The belt should adopt a soft and moderate baffle plate to avoid the baffle plate being too hard and scratching the belt surface of the conveyor belt.

As mentioned above, about the popular science knowledge of conveyor belt maintenance, because of the particularity of application scenarios, we should be more careful about the maintenance of conveyor belts.

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