What Does a Crowned Pulley Mean?

August 6th, 2019

The key to keeping conveyor belts centred, some would say, is to use crowned pulleys. Not complex electronic guide systems or flanging mechanisms, just pulleys that impart an arch to their belts. Ultimately, by adopting this drum surface profile, system designers can solve equipment tracking hardships without adding a potentially unreliable tracking attachment. This is … Continue reading What Does a Crowned Pulley Mean?

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Plain Rubber, Chevron, and Diamond Groove Pulley Lagging: What are their Differences?

July 16th, 2019

Pulleys are rarely, if ever, shipped naked. Providing system tailored features, they’re dressed in layers of plain rubber. The high-traction elastomer is there to minimize belt slippage. That’s a commendable coatings trait, one that’s clearly intended to maximize conveyance efficiency. Curiously, the available lagging options have expanded. Plain rubber is a fine traction optimizing solution, … Continue reading Plain Rubber, Chevron, and Diamond Groove Pulley Lagging: What are their Differences?

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Understanding the Differences Between Live Shaft and Dead Shaft in Pulleys

July 1st, 2019

Dead shaft pulleys are laid out just as an observer would expect. That shaft is one long, uninterrupted tubular rod. It enters the pulley, carries on through to the other side, and then it exits the drum at the other end. Moving over to a live shaft configuration, a fixed face occupies each of the … Continue reading Understanding the Differences Between Live Shaft and Dead Shaft in Pulleys

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The Different Types and Functions of Idler Rollers

June 19th, 2019

Remember, a conveyor belt isn’t an endless strip. Quite the opposite, it’s a flexible but tough loop. Topside, the ribbon carries its load on large pulleys. On the underside, tail and head pulleys give way and idler pulleys take up the slack. At least, that’s how the return pulley idlers operate. For the other pulleys … Continue reading The Different Types and Functions of Idler Rollers

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Self-Cleaning Spiral and Winged Pulleys: How Do These Pulleys Work?

June 2nd, 2019

Just as certain bearings possess self-lubricating features, some pulleys can clean themselves. To demonstrate this feature, we’re going to check out two unique cylindrical pulley profiles. This is a fact-finding mission that begins with spiral pulleys, with their helical outlines providing the necessary self-cleaning structure. From there, our enquiries skip on over to winged pulleys, … Continue reading Self-Cleaning Spiral and Winged Pulleys: How Do These Pulleys Work?

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