When you’re installing a new V-belt on a piece of equipment, it’s essential to make sure it gets done the right way. If the installation is not done properly, you could end up inadvertently shortening the lifespan of your V-belt and having to replace it sooner than expected. There are also other steps you can take when it comes to extending the life of a V-belt. Check out a few tips that will help you do it below.
Inspect your V-belts on a regular basis.
If you’re not already making it a point to inspect your V-belts every so often, you should start doing it right away. By inspecting your V-belts, you’ll give yourself a chance to spot any potential problems with them. Look for any cracking, fraying, or other damage that could indicate that you need to replace your V-belts.
Steer clear of allowing oil or grease to drip on V-belts.
Oil and grease are usually viewed as good things for your equipment. But they’re not good for the V-belts that make your equipment go. If V-belts are exposed to oil or grease, they will often swell. This will cause distortion with them, and it’ll also put a strain on an entire piece of equipment. You shouldn’t ever let oil or grease come into contact with belts or many of the parts that come into contact with them.
Keep your V-belts aligned at all times.
When you’re using equipment with V-belts in them, it’s important to keep your belts aligned at all times. If there is the slightest bit of misalignment, it could make your equipment less efficient and cause your V-belts to wear out way ahead of schedule. Invest in the right alignment tools and services to ensure your V-belts stay aligned.
At Seiffert Industrial, we have the products and services you need to keep your V-belts aligned. Take a look at the products and services we have to offer and check out the infographic included here for more information on extending the life of V-belts. Call us at 800-856-0129 with any questions you might have.