FOR THOSE IN THE INDUSTRIAL/PANEL MARKET, YOU KNOW THAT THE PERFORMANCE AND LIFE OF YOUR SANDING BELT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT.
Too much operating pressure on your sanding belt decreases belt life but also can increase your operational cost as well. Industrial finishes can provide machine adjustment and analysis to help prevent the loss of belt life and improve performance. How? We measure the amount of tension being delivered to the sander belt, then making the necessary adjustments if needed.
A STRAIN GAUGE monitors the pressure given to the sander belt by the tension cylinders on the sander. The reading given by the Strain Gauge gives you the amount of pressure being delivered to the sander belt. We then calculate how much pressure is being given per inch width of the sander belt. Correct operating pressure varies depending upon type of sander belt, the grit of the belt and the manufacturer of the sander. Depending upon the reading, the air pressure to the tension cylinder may need to be increased or decreased, in order to achieve optimum performance of the belt and the machine. Too much tension can cause sander belt breakage, and excessive machine wear ultimately creating more down time for belt changing and repair. If a belt doesn’t have enough tension the belt may slip while running, causing joint failure, poor belt life, or belt tracking issues. A proper-performing sanding belt is important. Is your sander and sander belt performance working correctly?
As a customer of Industrial Finishes you can receive service and machine adjustments on a regular basis. We strive to save our valued customers money and time. Let us help you save and become the most efficient you can!
For more information about the Industrial/Panel Division or services offered email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-531-1305.
Story contributed by Emily Brown