The Teflon Belt is used in many industries and are quite common within the industrial belt industry as they are more durable than rubber belts. Teflon Belts have good resistance to heat and abrasion. In spite of all these, Teflon Belts are not maintenance-free.
Teflon Belts should be cleaned and inspected regularly. In this blog, we will discuss the causes of wear, how to clean, and the process of inspecting Teflon Belts.
Common Problems with Teflon Conveyor Belts.
Teflon belts are an essential part of any manufacturing process, but they can be a source of frustration if they’re not working properly. Teflon conveyor belts are especially susceptible to problems because the material is so smooth and slippery. Here are some of the most common problems with Teflon conveyor belts and how to solve them.
1. Slipping and sliding
If your Teflon conveyor belt is slipping and sliding, you choose the wrong Teflon conveyor belt.
PTFE Fiberglass Fabric Premium Series have this problem. You can choose PTFE Coated Fiberglass Industrial or Porous PTFE or a special one with a custom design. This series has lower PTFE content than premium, and enough friction has been taken into consideration when we make the belt.
2. Spinning wheels
If your conveyor belt is spinning the wheels of your conveyor system, it’s likely because the belt is too slippery.
Make sure the bottom surface which touches the wheels has enough friction.
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You can use the rough side to touch the wheels to make sure the belt does not slide on the wheels, while another surface is smooth
3. Buckling and wrinkling
If your Teflon conveyor belt is buckling or wrinkling, it’s probably because you put too much tensile on the machine.
PTFE is a kind of plastic that will shrink and expand when temperature shifts.
So too much tensile, especially at high temperature, will expand the belt, and when the belt is cooled down, the belt will shrink, and wrinkles show up.
Just lower it down, and the problem should be solved.
Another solution for wrinkles is to contact us to order a custom one. We will change the glass fiber raw material and design the PTFE content and coating.
4. Breaking down
If it is a brand new belt but breaks down, you have chosen the weak Teflon, contact us for a stronger one.
Or, if you have used the belt for a long time, check the surface to see whether the PTFE coating is all gone.
Maybe it is time to change to a new one.
If your Teflon conveyor belt is melting it is because the temperature is too high, the continuous working temperature is around 260 degrees while extreme temperature reaches 360 degrees.
How do I maintain Teflon Belt?
When it comes to maintaining a PTFE conveyor belt is essential to keep the belt clean and free of debris.
Inspecting the belt regularly for signs of wear or damage is also crucial.
We have added some expert pieces of advice from our experts:
1. A Teflon conveyor belt is best used for transporting materials at high temperatures. When the Teflon conveyer belt is used to transport materials, ensure there is no contact between the material and the rollers so that the rollers do not rotate and the material cannot leak out.
2. Selecting conveyor belts must be reasonable. Different types, models, and various specifications of conveyor belts cannot connect to use.
3.If you find that the Teflon conveyor belts are damaged, they need to be fixed before the gap expands too far.
4.To retain the pliability of the rollers and side baffles, avoid excessively bending the conveyor belt.
Inside the Teflon conveyor belt is a fragile Glassfiber fabric; bending the belt will shatter the glass fiber, causing damage to the belts, and the smoothest portion will have a white wrinkle.
Actually, the wrinkle is where the glass fiber is broken.
When the glass fiber is damaged, the belt will have a significantly shorter lifespan, as only the Teflon coating on the glass fiber assures its tensile strength, and the tensile strength of Teflon itself is minimal.
5.To prevent breaking ripping, avoid the conveyer belt block caused by bearing rollers, pillars, or blocks.
6.To avoid bumping your belts, avoid putting anything with sharp edges in between them (with upper and lower belts). You can’t put anything between the top and lower belts since the sharp edge would break the belt and bend the glass fiber, resulting in a reduced lifespan.
7.The baffle of drying equipment should be reasonably, safely, and effectively designed, and the edges of its Teflon mesh conveyer belt shouldn’t be worn out.
8.Regularly maintaining a Teflon belt increases its service life and ensures that it maintains its coating adhesion and strength for longer periods of time.
9.When Teflon conveyor belts deviate, you should immediately correct them.
If you want to ensure that your conveyor belt is in the best condition, then you need to ensure that you’re taking the right steps. If not, you could end up with a belt with a shorter life span. If you want to learn more about how to maintain a PTFE conveyor belt, then we encourage you to send us email right away. Esone offers regular consultations, and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have.