Guidelines for Proper Belt Installation including Sheave Pulley Alignment

November 28, 2017

Belts are a critical part of the design and function of belt-driven equipment. The majority of belts never reach their intended design life due to improper selection, storage and installation. Unfortunately, this results in compromised equipment operation, lost capacity and increased costs. Do not condemn your equipment to death through improper belt installation practices. Below […]

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Get your alignment in line: don’t jiggle while you work

May 24, 2016

May 2016 · Plant Services Magazine Like a lot of reliability engineers, Joe Anderson, former reliability manager at the J.M. Smucker Co., appreciated – in theory – that precise pulley alignment is critical to preventing vibration problems and ensuring successful operations. My understanding was, ‘Yeah, we need to do it,’ ” Anderson says. “But you […]

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Belts require certain best practice to ensure reliability

June 19, 2014

Proper location is very important when collecting vibration measurements on a belt system. If possible,  one reading should be taken in line with the sheaves and one reading perpendicular to them on each bearing. Vibration data resolution should be taken into account so that proper separation between belt and driver frequencies can be obtained. Care […]

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