Is the Belt in My Machine Misaligned?

Misaligned Machine BeltWhen you take the time to keep everything inside of your industrial machines aligned, you won’t have to worry about the belts in your machines falling out of alignment. Nevertheless, in the event that you haven’t been proactive in regard to aligning your machines or if you use the wrong products and services to do it, you may notice that a belt in a machine will become misaligned and cause issues with it. Take a look at some of the signs that will let you know a belt isn’t aligned the way it should be.

A belt is causing a lot of unexpected noise.

Do you have a machine that’s making way more noise than it should be making when you turn it on? There are obviously a bevy of things that could be causing this, and a misaligned belt is one of them. You’ll often hear a loud, squealing noise coming from inside your machine when a belt isn’t aligned properly. It’s the result of slippage occurring between a belt and a pulley.

A belt is making your machine vibrate more than it should.

A misaligned belt will usually do more than just make a ton of extra noise. It’ll also cause your machine to vibrate excessively in many cases. It’s not completely out of the ordinary for machines to vibrate a little when they’re turned on. But if you have a machine that’s vibrating all over the place, you may want to check to see if it has a misaligned belt in it.

A belt is wearing down way ahead of schedule.

You know how long the belts in your machines should last. If you’re finding that they’re not lasting as long as they normally do, it could be because misalignment is putting too much stress on them. Belts that aren’t aligned will often rip and tear as a direct result of the stress that’s being put on them.

Make sure the belts in your machines are aligned at all times. Seiffert Industrial can set you up with the alignment services you need to keep your belts in good working order. We also carry a wide range of products that can be used to align belts and other parts in your machines. Call us at 800-856-0129 to see how we can help you.