Roller Tracker Corrects Conveyor Belt Drift

The Martin Roller Tracker, a return belt tracking system from Martin Engineering, automatically corrects when the belt wanders off center. The ribbed polyurethane roller tracker does not contact the belt edge, eliminating fraying and facilitating tracking for single-direction or reversing belts. The 190-mm-diameter tracker reacts quickly to fluctuations in the belt path. Built on a central pivot attached to vibration- free mandrel, the unit is lifted 5 mm under the belt to retain a tight grip. When the belt drifts off-center, the assembly tilts to the opposing side and steers it back to the normal position. By retaining a consistent path on the return side, the belt passes over the tail pulley and enters the loading zone centered.

As featured in Womp 2016 Vol 12 -