Disconnect and lock out the breakers for the gathering conveyor motor.
Inspect the belt edges for damage. Tears or rips in the belt will usually start at the edge and run in towards the
center of the belt.
Inspect the center of the belt. Damage or wear in this part of the belt may be the result of the belt rubbing on the
conveyor frame or may be the result of use and the belt has reached the end of its useful life.
A tear or rip in the belt can be repaired by installing a metal clip in the belt at the tear. This clip joins the two edges
of the tear and reduces the chances of the damaged belt catching on the conveyor frame and tearing even more.
A procedure and a recommended metal clip for the repair of the belt is included in Section 3-9-14. Other
commercial clips or fasteners are available.
If the conveyor belt is damaged beyond repair, cut the belt in a straight line across its width.
Starting at the tail pulley, pull the belt off the conveyor.
Conveyor belt has a top and bottom. The top is the material carrying side and has a thicker rubber cover on it
than the bottom. Inspect the belting to be installed and place it behind the gathering conveyor. The top
side(thickest rubber cover) must be fed into the conveyor face down. Clamp a 1/2" thick (or heavier) rope that is
at least 150 feet long to the end of the belt closest to the conveyor. Feed the rope, starting out under the tail
pulley, through the conveyor following the route that the conveyor belt follows. The end of the rope will come back
over the top of the tail pulley.
Pull the belting onto the conveyor using care not to catch the edge of the belt on the conveyor frame.
The two ends of the belt must be on the top of the conveyor between two belt feeders. This will allow adequate
space for splicing the ends.
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