A conveyor pulley can be defined as a mechanical pulley that is used to drive a belt in a conveyor system. A conveyor pulley is used to make the belt move forward so that materials on it can be moved to their destination, or to drive the belt. Properly fitted conveyor pulleys are also necessary to provide the right kind of tension to the belt system because if the belt slackens then there is no way it will work properly. The work of a conveyor pulley is to make sure the belt is strong enough and the tension is just right so that the materials kept on the belt can be moved easily.
While the early pulleys were made of wood and other raw materials, modern day pulleys are made of stainless steel with flexible end disks and other enhancements like locking assemblies for better fit. The stainless steel used in pulley making makes the pulleys corrosion resistant, more hardy and resistant to wear and tear, and also allows for more precision in the design of the pulleys.
Train the personnel
Training workers to operate the conveyer systems becomes highly important to limit the machine failures. Trainers who are careless or have not been properly trained in terms of using the system can cause strain on the machine, which finally leads to its breakdown. So it is always better to invest some amount of money and time on training workers instead of repairing a damaged system.
Upgrade your system when required
Workplaces should always be equipped with machines and systems of new technology to increase the speed and process of work. The same applies to the conveyer systems. These systems can be upgraded whenever a new component is manufactured. As the whole system is not completely replaced, the cost will be much lesser than expected. Some newer components provide the benefits of operating in lesser noise and also are more energy efficient when compared to the older parts.