Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/21/2017 -- 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
To view the video, go to: http://bit.ly/2h5XV1Z
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.
Hytrol (http://www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution needs. Established in 1947, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses.
From traditional roller and gravity conveyors to the most advanced conveying system technologies such as 24-volt conveying solutions and logic-driven zero-pressure accumulation, we seek to create the most value possible for our customers.
We believe that these solutions are only as good as the people behind them. Hytrol works with a network of integration partners to implement solutions for customers across the globe. Our emphasis on the "Hytrol Family" mindset continues to make Hytrol a great place to work as well as a mainstay of the company's respected position within the material handling industry.
With 2017 marking the company's 70th year in business, we look forward to accomplishing many more milestones in this monumental year of our company's history. Hytrol is a proud member of MHI, CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association), RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) and IABSC (International Association of Baggage System). Follow Hytrol on Twitter @Hytrol.