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Flexco launch heavy-duty PTEZ belt trainer


Latest PTEZ HD tracking idler designed to handle wider belts and withstand tougher conditions

FLEXCO have unveiled a heavy-duty version of their popular PTEZ belt trainer. The new PTEZ HD version is a high-performance tracking idler capable of handling wider belts and tougher conditions.

Designed with Flexco’s ‘pivot and tilt’ technology, the rugged belt trainer can be used in applications that require tracking to prevent damage to the belt or conveyor structure, including single-direction and reversing belts.

The unique pivot and tilt feature on both PTEZ models ensures that the belt stays away from the structure, while the material remains on the belt without the use of sensor 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 its central position.

‘The demand for a trainer that could handle wider belts and tougher environments led us to develop the PTEZ HD belt trainer,’ said Kevin Fales, product manager for Flexco. ‘It still features the unique pivot and tilt technology of the PTEZ, but is made for a more rugged environment.’

The latest belt trainer can be used on vulcanized or mechanically fastened belts and in heavy-duty applications up to 2,400 PIW maximum tension, including wet and dry conditions, belts with edge damage/wear and belts that are mis-tracking to one or both sides.

Available for belt widths from 42in to 84in, the heavy-duty belt trainer can be fitted as a standard ‘pull up’ mounting by swapping it with an existing return idler, or it can be mounted on the clean side of the belt, which uses the material-free bottom cover as the contact area for the belt.

The PTEZ tracking idler also features a polyurethane roller cover that provides lasting performance in the most demanding conditions. According to Flexco, their proprietary urethane is proven to last as much as three or four times longer than rubber, while still providing the grip needed to efficiently drive the pivot and tilt mechanism.

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