Misalignment or tracking of conveyor belts can lead to material spillage, edge damage, and structural component damages. EMSYS Belt Steering Gear (BSG) utilizes actuators on each side of the conveyor to determine the belts’ position and then uses a hydraulic cylinder to turn two idlers to steer the belt back to its correct position.
The system is fully self-sufficient with one idler containing a generator creating power and the other idler having internal battery storage and provisioning the power. The control of the steering system is automatically set. For wide, heavy overland conveyors, the steering mechanism can be used to move the idler sets in front and behind of the system to apply even greater steering force.
The unit can be installed at any point in the conveyor belt layout and can be used on either the carry or return sides. With the PLC capabilities, the alignment data and actuator control can be viewed remotely by via an application and/or integrated into existing site communication infrastructure. The position of the belt and data around the tracking are displayed graphically and viewable remotely on a tablet or smart phone.
The BSG has an IP-65 rating, and is UL and CE approved.
- Compact design
- Low Maintenance
- Can be used under extreme adverse conditions
- Simple installation optimizes belt traverse properties
- Self powered
- Cost reductions
- Multi-communication possibilities
The belt position can be viewed graphically and in real time video with the CCTV option. Alarms are sent to phones or tablets and then the system can be adjusted remotely & Historical data is available
The BSG units can be connected to a central control room and provide alerts or stop the belt if excessive tracking is detected.
CARRY OR RETURN INSTALLATION
The BSG unit can be installed on either the carry side or return side of the belt. The unit does not rely on geometry or wearable components that lose their performance.
HEAVY DUTY CONSTRUCTION
The hydraulic unit can generate tons of force to move the belt back into position. No other unit can generate this amount of steering force to bring the belt back to its centerline.
The BSG unit is self-contained as does not require a connection for any utilities. One of the idlers has an internal generator and the other contains a battery allowing it to be placed anywhere.
Some conveyors, due to the width or construction, will not respond to only the twin idlers. The hydraulic system can be connected to an idler set before or after the BSG which will turn in tandem with the unit to provide the maximum steering capability.