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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

Design Considerations
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

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