The Tru-Trainer series of conveyor belt tracking idlers are a patented design that offers the most reliable and re-active belt tracking idlers available today. Its stainless steel internal pivot that is perpendicular to the plane of the belt and its rubber covered shell and tapered ends helps actuate the trainer immediately as the belt moves off center. It is always reacting to keep the belt centered. It does not wait, like conventional trainers, for the conveyor belt to walk over to 90-degree sensor rollers and then have the belt react. The separate tapered rolls can be individually replaced as wear occurs. High abrasion polyurethane lagged rollers are also available.
The new V-Return Tru-Trainer was developed to accommodate the excessive forces encountered with V-Return idler conveyors, systems and structures. The V-Return idler structure is often used for wide conveyor belts, generally over 48” and for long conveyor systems to help centralize the center of the conveyor belt on the system.
The above photo of the 60” wide V-Return Tru-Trainer was taken at a large mining operation that is handling 4” minus copper ore at 850 FPM. Prior to the V-Return Tru-Trainer the customer experienced many belt tracking issues that were causing severe conveyor belt edge damage and the conveyor belt was cutting into the idler brackets causing severe safety issues. Since the installation of the V-Return Tru-Trainers, the tracking problems have all but been eliminated.
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