How to correctly measure the position of v-ropes on belts

If you order a replacement for your existing belt equipped with v-ropes, we will need to know the exact location in which to attach our v-ropes to your new belt.

Firstly, we will need to learn whether your belt has one or two v-ropes (belts with more than two v-ropes do exist, but they will not be covered in this bulletin).

Secondly, we need information on the exact position of the v-rope(s). Your machine’s instruction manual should contain information on the location and type of v-rope profiles that can be used on your machine. Alternatively, you can measure the v-rope location on your existing steel belt following the below procedures:

Belt with one v-rope:

If you have a belt with one v-rope, it is necessary to verify its position: If it is in the centre of the belt it is quite easy. Your just have to tell us the width of the belt itself, and that you need a “centered” v-rope.

On some machines the v-rope is not located in the centre of the belt (“off-center v-rope”). This takes more precise work to measure and specify. In many cases you can measure from belt edge to center of v-rope. For further information about this topic please contact Contibelt!

Belt with two v-ropes:

If you have two v-ropes attached to your existing belt its easy to measure their position. You simply start in the centre of one v-rope and measure to the centre of the other v-rope. Please keep in mind that your existing v-rope profile may have suffered from abrasion over time, and therefore might not have the same width it had when your belt was new.

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Another important detail would be what kind of v-rope your belt requires. For further information on this topic visit the article about: Types of v-ropes

If you have v-ropes that do not match the above illustration, please contact us at: band@nullcontibelt.com.

This is just a brief overview over common procedures of how to measure and verify v-rope locations. For in-depth information please contact Contibelt.