Recommendations for opening the packaging of your steel belt
To open the packing, your first step will be to remove the 1 inch thick wooden boards that are fastened to the wooden reel. Please unscrew all Torx™ T20/ T15 screws using a suitable tool (e.g. an electric screwdriver). A Torx™ T20/ T15 bit has been packed with your Contibelt steel belt – you may use it with your power screwdriver.
Don’t ever use tools such as, crowbars, hammers, axes, etc. to open the box, as damage to the steel belt may occur!
The Belt is secured with steel or composite material straps. When opening them, please keep in mind that these straps are under significant tension and can snap back fast. Please take care that no person or objects are present in the danger zone.
Open the steel or composite material straps using a hand-shear – don’t use any other sharp objects to open the straps. When opening, please take care that the tool does not touch the steel belt surface in order to avoid scratches or other damage to the belt.
As previously mentioned the steel belt is under high spring load tension when rolled onto the wooden reel. This spring load is released suddenly and quickly when releasing the securing straps.
No person or object should be present in the danger zone when opening these straps.
In order to allow controlled release of the mentioned spring load tension, please secure the steel belt and/or infill pieces with one or more tie downs applying the following procedure:
Put a ratchet tie down around the belt then fasten the ratchet tie down, taking care that the steel belt does not get damaged by the ratchet tie down or any of its components. As soon as the ratchet tie down prevents the steel belt from unwinding, open the steel or composite material straps. Then slowly unfasten the ratchet tie down.
This is just a brief instruction to give you an overview over common belt handling procedures. For further, in-depth information on how to unpack your steel belt, please contact us or refer to the information sheets attached to your new belt!
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