The Impact of Belt Tracking

Why Belt Tracking is Important in the Wire Mesh Conveyor Belt Industry

Wire belt tracking is one of the most common struggles facing conveyor belt equipment users. A straight tracking belt will minimize unnecessary production down time while reducing overall maintenance costs through extended belt life and decreased damage to equipment. Tracking success will be comprised of a properly manufactured belt, a well-designed tracking system, and a sound preventative maintenance and training program. While all three are crucial elements, a properly made belt will track “true” to the conveyor system, allowing the focus to be on the conveyor components and the maintenance procedures themselves.