TODAY’S PATENT – BELT TRAINER
The BELT TRAINER was invented by Robins Samuel Davis on the 19th of September 1967, bearing patent number US3342311A.
This present invention generally relates to providing a simple and low cost training means that may be easily installed in and utilized with existing conveyor structure in order to automatically detect and compensate for excess lateral straying of a conveyor belt from a normal position. Lateral movement of a conveyor belt greater than a predetermined allowable distance must be sensed in order to avoid damage to the belt. If the belt moves laterally beyond the prescribed distance the edges of the belt will rub and fray on the supporting structure of the conveyor. Unless the straying tendency of the belt is corrected before contact is made with the supporting structure, costly repairs and loss of operating time of the conveyor will result.