Company completes line of trackers with new belt trainer for both single-direction and reversing belts
FLEXCO have announced the addition of their first reversing belt trainer – the PT Pro – to round out their complete line of trackers. Using Flexco’s patented ‘pivot and tilt’ design, the PT Pro belt trainer is capable of tracking single-direction and reversing belts, and is available in both standard- and heavy-duty options.
With its special tapered rollers that activate the trainer movement and eliminate the need for sensor rollers, the unit reacts to belt misalignment and compensates instantly, ensuring that the belt stays away from the conveyor structure and material stays on the belt.
‘The pivot on the trainer influences the direction, while the tilting action increases the tension on the mistracked side,’ explained Flexco’s senior product manager, Ryan Grevenstuk. ‘The result is two forces quickly moving the belt back to centre.’
The trainer features simple brackets for quick and easy installation. An adjustment screw fine-tunes the trainer for optimal performance. Unlike other trainers, the entire PT Pro unit does not have to be replaced when the roll has worn, as new rolls are available for reorder and replacement.
Flexco say the PT Pro belt trainer is well suited to medium- and heavy-duty hard rock mining, aggregate, performs well in both wet and dry conditions, and can be used for belts that are mistracking to one side or wandering to both sides.