Reasons and Applications
for Using V-Guide Tracking
- Where pulley flanges can not be used or
may interfere with products being conveyed
- Conveyors with long center distance where
true tracking is critical
- Side loading or unloading applications
- Where the belt runs on its edge in a vertical
position instead of lying flat on a conveyor surface
When a V-guide is added to the belt it can effect the flexibility
which in turn effects the minimum pulley diameter. Modifications to
the V-guide can be done to improve the flexibility, such as notching.
Various size V-guides can be applied. Typically the V-guide is placed on the bottom center of the belt. It can also be positioned off-center, or combination V-guides can be used
on wide belts. There should be clearance between the V-guide and
pulley or slider bed groove. See drawings and chart below.
- V-guide Sizes (Inch & Metric): O, A, B, C, K6, K8, K10, K13
- V-guide Material: Urethane, PVC, Neoprene Rubber, Rubber Modified Vinyl, FDA
- V-guide Construction: Solid, Notched, Serrated
These are the most common sizes available. Other V-guide sizes are available, such as B, C, K8, K10 section. There are many methods of notching V-guides in order to provide the maximum flexibility. Contact our Technical Department for additional information.
* Pulley groove dimensions are for urethane self-tracking belts only. For consideration of other V-guide material and belt constructions,
please contact our Technical Department.
** minus the tooth thickness