Flexco introduce new PTEZ belt trainer
Conveyor belt specialist adds high-performance tracking idler to its range of belt trainers
FLEXCO have announced the addition of the PTEZ tracking idler to their line of robust belt trainers. Designed with the company’s ‘pivot and tilt’ design feature, the PTEZ belt trainer can be used in applications which require tracking to prevent damage to the belt or conveyor structure, including single-direction and reversing belts.
The unique pivot and tilt feature ensures that the belt stays away from the structure and the material is kept on the belt without the use of sensors or edge rollers. The tapered ends on the roller drive the pivot and tilt mechanism, allowing the two forces to quickly move the belt back to the centre.
‘The PTEZ belt trainer is an advanced solution over typical low-cost wobblers or pivot-only trainers,’ said Kevin Fales, BCP marketing specialist for Flexco. ‘With our unique pivot and tilt technology, the PTEZ will pivot away from and increase tension on the mistracked side in order to quickly guide the belt back to the centre.’
According to Flexco, the PTEZ unit can be used on vulcanized or mechanically fastened belts on almost any medium-duty application including: wet and dry conditions; belts with edge damage/wear; and belts that are mistracking to one or both sides.
Available for belt widths from 18in to 48in (450mm to 1,200mm), the PTEZ belt trainer can be mounted as a standard ‘pull-up’ mounting or on the clean side of the return side of a cupped belt. The use of simple, adjustable mounting brackets ensure quick and accurate installation.
The economical belt trainer also features a polyurethane roller cover which provides lasting performance in the toughest conditions.