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Self centering belt


This new type of conveyor belt offers inherent and continuous self-alignment without having to modify the conveyor or running gear and above all without installing expensive equipment and additional accessories to correct belt tracking problems.


Why use this new type of Beltsiflex® conveyor belt on your conveyors?

The main problem that most conveyor systems face is misalignment (often called tracking) of the conveyor belt where the belt runs off to one side.
This misalignment brings a number of undesirable consequences such as:


a) Obstruction of the entire conveyor system due to continuous spillage of material.
b) Prolonged spillage of the material reduces conveyor efficiency through belt damage, wear to mechanical components and increased frictional drag, thus negatively affecting production.
c) Deterioration and damage to the belt edges shortens the belt life time.


The solution that Siban offers, in the range of Beltsiflex® product is:


A conveyor belt based on a design that combines a number of plies with different grades of elasticity and different mechanical properties between the centre section and the belt edges. This difference of flexibility between the centre and the edge of the belt enables the belt to perform as a self-aligning conveyor belt.


This new type of Beltsiflex® belt is appropriate for the following facilities:


a) All industrial applications e.g. Port facilities, mines, foundries, chemical plants, steel plants, cement plants, power generation, minerals processing facilities, quarries etc.
b) Conveyors with unequally distributed loading, i.e. where conveyors are not loaded centrally, have multiple feed points, are part loaded or overloaded at the sides e.g. due to frequent surges in feed rate.


The use of this new type of Beltsiflex® conveyor belt has a number of advantages:

a) Increased stability along the entire belt length, eliminating the risk of misalignment and thus preventing the early deterioration of the edges of the belt, ensuring greater belt life is achieved.
b) Drastic reduction in friction contact with non-moving parts of the conveyor structure, resulting in less wear to the belt thus increasing the working life of the belt and conveyor structure.
c) By reducing friction between the belt, structure and spilled material, the power required to drive the conveyor is reduced proportionally. In some cases it may be possible to reduce drive motor size, significantly improving overall conveyor performance.
d) Increased production capacity. Due to the increased stability in the central zone the reduced wandering of the belt brings reduced spillage of material and an associated reduction in cleaning costs. It also offers the potential to increase the troughing angle as the belt is more flexible at the edges, offering increased conveying capacity.
e) The opportunity to work with higher troughing angles (above 450). In certain cases the belt can reach troughing angles close to 900)
f) The conveyor belt is equally suited to all applications where a standard conveyor belt is used.