Bestorq Belt’s Dan Weaver covers some of the critical issues impacting belt failure in this training series which Nevada Cooler Pad attended.
Things that cause a belt to fail: 99% of the time it is due to the belt not being tensioned correctly. As we all know, rubber and high heat conditions do not work well together. Over or under tensioned belts create abnormal heat conditions and can over amp the motor and wear out the bearings among other things. Worn out pulleys also diminish the life of the belt drastically and should be inspected. Adjustable shelves (or pulleys as some call them) can be utilized to adjust for different brand belts to prevent wear-n-tear. Misalignment can also cause diminished belt life and overheating. We suggest using a straight edge. A belt should also not rest entirely on the bottom of the sheave. Nevada Cooler Pads offers sheave gauges to help with proper seating of the belt. Never mix different manufacturers belts on the same applications (i.e. double groove pulley). This can cause one belt to do most of the work while the other belt is not keeping up. Using the proper belt on the specific pulley is important. Nevada Cooler Pad can help you pick the right belt such as a cogged belt or non-cogged belt for each application. Ambient temperature drastically affects the life of the belt. If the belt is more than 30 degrees above the ambient temperature then you will have problems. You can test this by using a laser temperature gauge. Let us show you how.
The quality of the belt is most important. That is why we have aligned with Bestorq because we feel that have the best quality.
Without proper training many contractors, homeowners and end users may think the equipment or belts are bad but the solution is simple. Let Nevada Cooler Pad help train your staff to gain this valuable knowledge, eliminate frustration and wasted time in the field. We can also guide you in creating huge energy savings and extend the life of the equipment.
For more information, please contact Nevada Cooler Pad at (702) 597-2112.