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Misaligned pulleys affect belt efficiency and life span
Product News Tuesday, June 26, 2018: Bearing Man Group (Pty) Ltd trading as BMG
Misaligned pulleys are one of the biggest contributors to premature failed belts, negatively affecting drive efficiency and shortening the life of the belt significantly, states engineering consumables and components distributor BMG power transmission GM Carlo Beukes.
To prevent this from happening, BMG offers the Fenner Drive Alignment Laser, which is designed for accurate pulley and sprocket alignment, to reduce wear on belts and pulleys, as well as ensure drive efficiency, prolonging the lives of power transmission components. “When aligning the pulley and sprocket with the laser, you reduce the wear on sheaves and pulleys, belts, bearings and seals, as well as vibration, which leads to increased efficiency, which, in turn, leads to large energy cost-savings,” he notes. Efficiency of up to 96% can be obtained if all installation parameters are met.