tub finisher

Breaking or Throwing Belts on a Vibratory Finisher

Tub Finisher

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There are currently two styles of powering a vibratory bowl or tub finisher.  One style is to power the bowl or tub with a direct-drive (integral) motor, located on or in the vibrating bowl or tub. The other is to belt drive a bearing supported drive shaft (located in the bowl or tub) from the non-vibrating base weldment of the machine. When operating a belt driven machine, it is not uncommon to experience issues of belts throwing off the pulleys, or in some instances, snapping. There certain conditions that usually cause these types of issues, all of which can be checked for and corrected, to ensure long belt life on the equipment.