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Avoid telescoping belt rolls while storing them, and avoid storing in damp locations. A new belt should straighten out when installed, or it must be replaced

If improperly spliced, remove belt splice and make a new splice. Set up a regular inspection schedule

Use belt with cover designed for specific condition. For abrasive materials working their way into cuts, make spot repairs with repair patches. Don’t over lubricate idlers.

Reduce belt speed

Allow time for a new belt to settle in. If the belt does not settle in properly or is not new, remove strained section and splice in a new piece

Install a fresh belt with proper breaker strip

Recalculate tension and adjust the take up accordingly. Reduce take up tension to point of slip, and then tighten slightly.

Recalculate the counterweight required and adjust accordingly.

Recalculate maximum belt tensions and select correct belt.

Remove badly worn out section and splice in a new section

Use correctly designed chutes and baffles. Install loading idlers. Where possible, load fines first.

Recalculate and adjust tension.

Free idlers, lubricate them and improve maintainence.

Realign, and if possible install limit switches for greater safety.

Relocate idlers or insert additional idlers to support the belt

Feed should be in direction of belt travel and at belt speed, centered on the belt. Control flow with feeders, chutes, skirtboards.

Ensure that belts are stored properly prior to installation

Lag drive pulley. In wet conditions, use grooved lagging. Install correct cleaning devices for safety.

Use skirtboards properly. Remove accumulation and improve system maintenance.

Remove accumulation. Install cleaning devices

Replace worn pulley lagging. Use grooved lagging for wet conditions.

Use larger diameter pulleys.

Adjust chutes or correct belt speed.

Load in direction of belt travel, in center of the conveyor.

Install skirtboards so they don’t rub against the belt.