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5 ways to adjust conveyor belt tension and tracking of belt

Updated: Nov 12


Belt Tracking is often an issue faced by conveyor manufacturers and users. Maintenance people are called frequently for belt tracking problems in production areas. 

Below are the steps by which should be followed while tracking the belt 



With the advancement in technology, there are other ways to avoid and minimize the belt tracking issues. It can be avoided by following ways

  • Coating of the Drive Roller

  • Crowning of the Drive Roller

  • knurling of the Drive Rollers

  • Centre Guide for the belts.


Below you shall find the procedure to track the belt. One should understand the science behind belt untracking. Conveyor belt is cut square ( rectangle ) while joining. When the belt is trying to come to its origin, i.e. squareness it leaves its position and it gets out of the track.

The elements of the belt conveyors need properly at 90degree to each other such as the support frame, the drive & driven rollers, support rollers.

When we are adjusting the belt tension, we are only trying to maintain the squareness of the belt.


One should follow each step carefully with the technical understanding of the same. You should provide sufficient time for the belt to take its position, after each adjustment. Do make small changes, allow the belt to move, observe the position and decide the next action.


Steps to Track your Conveyor Belt and adjust tension