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V Belt Installation 14 Step Checklist

Tue, October 3, 2017     |   Bay Engineers Supplies Blog V Belt Installation Check List

14 Step V Belt Installation Checklist

Installing replacement V-Belts correctly will reduce V Belt maintenance issues later. 
Follow this step by step checklist to reduce down time and interruptions which may be quite costly.

  • Turn off power and lock out the actual power source so that you ensure you stay safe.
  • Research and follow any recommendations from the original V Belt Manufacturer.
  • Remove the v-belt guard and loosen the motor mounts.
  • Shorten to center distance.
  • Remove old v belts and inspect for patterns of abnormal wearing.
  • Take a moment to look at other parts of the drive such as the shaft and bearings.
  • Check sheaves for wearing and clean them well.
  • Examine the sheave alignment.
  • Select and replace worn v-belts with appropriate replacement v-belts.
  • Tension the new v belts.
  • Examine the sheave alignment a final time.
  • Start up the drive.
  • Look as well as listen for anything abnormal.
  • After 24 hours re-tension.

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