Q01. Why is the belt drifting off-track when the conveyor is in use?

Check for:
1. Curved or bent aluminum frame
2. Belt stretch/looseness
3. Foreign matter deposits on the pulley/idler
* There may be some lateral movement when the conveyor is first used, but it should go away as the belt adapts to the system after a certain period of operation.

Q02. Why is the belt sliding to one side?

1. It may be caused by the conveyor aluminum frame bending or curving.
 2. If transported material is unbalanced to one side, the belt may creep to that side.

Q03. How do you tension the conveyor belt?

Adjust tension by tightening the tension adjustment screw.
When adjusting, be sure to equally tighten the left and right tensioning screws.
See Figure 2 for the tensioning screw position differences between End Drive and Center Drive conveyors.
* Please be sure the conveyor is not in operation, and power is turned OFF before performing the belt replacement work.


Q04. The belt no longer runs smoothly.

1. Check the drive section (pulley, idler) for any dust and dirt deposits.
 2. Belt may be worn. Please replace the belt.

Q05. How do you replace the conveyor belt?

Please see "Belt Replacements" listed in the catalog. 

Q06. What is the difference between conveyors with guided belt and conveyors without?

Belt lateral movement prevention methods are different.
The conveyors without guided belt have crowned pulleys and idlers to prevent meandering.
On the other hand, meandering prevention belt conveyor has a belt with protrusions on the underside to engage with slots cut in the center of the pulley and idler to prevent belt from drifting.

Q07. Can the stainless steel belts break during usage?

They may break if damaged. They tend to tear if the sides (ends) are damaged. Undamaged belts are stable.

Q08. Are stainless steel belts noisy in operation?

Stainless steel belts do not generate noise, although the motor may be a source of noise.

Q09. Are there any damage resistant belts for applications such as conveying press formed parts? 

Currently no heavy duty belt is offered. 

Q10. Are the belts used on Narrow Type conveyors oil resistant?

The belts used on the Narrow Type have oil resistant characteristics.

Q11. What are the fraying characteristics of the belt ends?

Flat belts for conveyors are not fray-proof.

Q12. Can the oil resistant belts be used to convey parts with water soluble cutting oils?

It's OK if small amounts come in contact with the belt surfaces.

Q13. How are the belts joined?

They all have finger joints.

Q14. Is there a possibility to cut one's fingers or hands on the sides of the stainless steel belts?

Although they are made with minimum burrs, pressing hard against the sides may cause cuts. Please be especially careful while conveyors are in operation.

Q15. What is the joint section tolerance of Stanless Steel belts?

Seams are not overlapped. The joint seam area has a thicknesss tolerace of +/-10%, the remaining surface is about 1%. 

Q16. Is it possible to order conveyors with belts other than standard MISUMI offerings?

We currently do not provide belt manufacture substitution orders. Please install your own belts on conveyors purchased without belts. In doing so, please be sure to check that the belt's allowed minimum pulley dia. value is smaller than the conveyor's pulley diamater.

Q17. How many times are the belts welded? 

One time.

Q18. Which belt is the most slippery type?

When specifying a conveyor, please select either "G" or "S" for the low friction sliding belt option.

Q19. Can I choose the oil resistant belt in colors other than dark blue?

All oil resistant belts are in dark blue only.

Q20. Can I calculate the belt life?

Determining belt life may differ greatly between applications due to many variables such as speed, load weight, external forces, etc.

Q21. Can the belts be thicker than the standard offerings on Stainless Steel Belt Conveyors?

No. Belts thicker than 0.1 mm cannot be used since the pulley diameter depends on the belt thickness.