PrimeTracker is a magic wand when installed at the right spot. If installation area is not properly chosen, tracker can be a pain in the neck. How can this be?
The most common installation is on return strand and before drive pulley. The tracker guide belt to run centered to pulley. Maintenance staff is often surprised that centered belt deviate when hitting pulley. Why does that happen?
Reasons can be: 1. Pulley not perpendicular to longitudinal line of belt. 2. Worn out pulley or 3. partly worn out lagging. Many more wrong doing is to be found out there.
Remember the wrap of pulley is often 180 deg or more. Tracker has only 8 deg wrap. This is why pulley must be installed perpendicular with a nice and even lagging.
Top picture: The right side of belt will soon be worn out and end up as picture second from top.
Remember that PrimeTracker can be installed along conveyor at 20-25 m distance to keep belt centered. Rain, wind, snow and wrongly installed rollers make the best to bring belt deviate. This is where PrimeTracker is at home. Watch out for no more working rollers. Tracker will immediately compensate. Picture to the right. Belt will cut beams and support, can be saved by PrimeTracker.