Dan Parsons, Senior Project Engineer, Gates Corp., Denver

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Asset Management June 1, 2006

Take the right steps to ensure proper drive belt alignment

Misalignment is one of the most common causes of premature belt failure. Depending on its severity, misalignment can gradually reduce belt performance by increasing wear and fatigue. Or, it can destroy a belt in a matter of hours or days. While the forms of misalignment may be fairly well understood, accurate measurements and acceptable limits must be determined if maintenance personnel are to...

By Dan Parsons, Senior Project Engineer, Gates Corp., Denver