Latest Hytrol Video Highlights Determining Proper Conveyor Belt Tension

Ask Hytrol is a video series aimed at helping customers maintain their conveyor systems. The newest video addresses how to properly determine belt tension on a belted conveyor. Jon Noell, Customer Training Specialist at Hytrol, explained in the video, “Proper belt tension is one of the most important practices in maintaining the life of a conveyor. Everything on a belted conveyor is built in the premise of rotation.”

Noell said an improperly tensioned belt will cause damage to the bearings. “The longer the life of the bearings, the longer the life of the conveyor,” he said. There are some signs to look for to help determine if a belt is improperly tensioned.

A belt that is too tight will have the following symptoms:

  • Belt lacing will start to pull apart
  • The edges of the belt will start to cup or curl
  • Premature bearing failure or motor overload faults

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Hytrol has announced that the company will be a silver sponsor as well as exhibiting in booth #134 at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Retail Supply Chain Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from Feb. 12-15, 2017.  Hytrol is a proud member of RILA.

About Hytrol

Hytrol ( designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For almost 70 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals. For the first time in Hytrol’s history, they have over 1000 employees.

Hytrol’s Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing innovations, such as EZLogic® zero-pressure accumulation and E24™, an energy efficient, 24-volt solution and an extensive line of advanced sortation offerings, ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter.

Hytrol is experiencing consistent growth; 2016 will be the company’s best year ever and significant plant expansion continues. Hytrol is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network with 100+ locations worldwide. Hytrol is a proud member of MHI, CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association), and IABSC (International Association of Baggage System).

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