GUIDLERS can be used on all types of belt conveyers - flat, troughed, inclined, reversing, bucket, wire rope, and on those operating with stackers, trippers and slingers.
See Spacing & Selection page.
Attempts to control tracking using cylindrical guides fails because the belt quickly grooves the guide as it makes point contact.
properly inclined at 30 degrees, the hyperbolic design of the Guidler
provides a long line contact area of up to 4 inches
is limited to outside the oven itself and to a maximum temperature of
350°. Special order Guidlers with a grease fitting and your high temperature grease can
increase the maximum temperatures.
high speed power transmission belts are moved laterally through the
use of conventional flat shifters considerable belt edge abrasion and
resultant friction is unavoidable. In addition, in many cases the shifter
must also maintain continuous contact to prevent the belt's tendency
toward riding toward the crown or high side of the cone. This type of
wear soon degrades the belt to the point where replacement is necessary.
Instead of the 30 degree tilt, Guidlers are installed straight up on cone pulley drives.
For slow to moderate line speeds, use standard K Guidler.
For moderate line speeds/extended life, use a Type K Guidler balanced and regreasable.
Fully assembled internals are available to rebuild at half the cost of a new Guidler.