Glossary of Conveyor Terms | QC Conveyors

Glossary of Conveyor Terms


Tracking

Tracking is keeping a conveyor belt centered on the frame, drive pulley and tail pulley. Tracking can be achieved a number of ways, including crowned pulleys, v-guiding and jacking screws. A belt that is not properly tracked can rub and become damaged along the edges. Every belt tracks slightly differently, so it is important to track the belt following the conveyor manufacturer’s instructions any time the belt is replaced.