Adjusting or Tightening the Scrap Conveyor Belt
If the scrap belt is slipping on the roller or not staying centered manual adjustment is required.
- Step 1: Remove the gray chain guard so you have more room to work. There are two bolts on the right side of the cover that hold it in place. Once the bolts are removed it slides right off.
- Step 2: Verify that the chain is tight on the gear itself and doesn’t slip when the conveyor is on.
- Step 3: Loosen the locknut on each of the tensioning bolts.
It is important to evenly extend both sides of the tensioning system so that the belt stays centered when running. If it does become uncentered you will need to tighten or loosen one side or the other to compensate.
Step 4: Manually turn on the scrap conveyor and run it at very low speed (10%) and then gradually higher speed once you can verify that the belt is staying in the center. If the belt does not stay centered and moves to far to one side or the other adjust and repeat this step.
Step 5: Once you are happy with how the belt is tracking, tighten the locknuts back up and replace the chain guard.
FYI: Steps to get to the Scrap Conveyor manual controls.