Flat-Flex is a low tension belt and control of belt length is vital to maintain correct tension.
Tech Tip: Never over-tension your belt. Too much tension will inevitably cause premature belt failure
Use only the lowest tension needed to engage the drive sprockets properly.
All conveyor circuits should have provision for adjusting belt tension and to facilitate installation of the belt. If excess belt length accumulates loosely on the return path the belt may slip or jump off the drive sprockets.
Take-up of slack can be done in several ways:
Tech Tip: Rule of thumb: catenary sag should be 50-100mm for 900mm between support rolls.