Maintenance guide

- tensile break caused by excessive shock load
- belt cracking caused by subminimal diameter
- broken belt caused by under-designed drive

- tooth shear caused by too low tension
- burn or hardening on bottom or sidewall caused by belt slip due to too low tension
- belt surface flaking sticky or swollen caused by oil or chemical contamination

Sources of drive problems:

- improper maintenance
- poor drive design
- improper installation
- environmental factors
- improper storage
- defective drive components