Measuring For A Conveyor Dryer Belt Replacement
For all screen printers, there will come a time when you need to replace your conveyor dryer belt. Just like you want quality screen printing equipment from a reputable source, replacement tunnel belts should be purchased correctly. To do so, it is critically important that the measurement is right. Here are the three (3) basic ways for measuring the overall length of your dryer belt when ordering a replacement conveyor belt.
The first, and by far easiest way is the contact your screen printing machine manufacturer. Ask them "what is the length of my dryer belt?" Remember to mention if you purchased an additional in-feed or out-feed, or any other modifications made.
If you are unable to obtain the information for the screen printing equipment manufacturer, then the next option is to take off the belt and lay it flat on a surface, such as you screen print shop floor. Now you can measure it yourself.
If you do not want to remove your screen printing dryer belt, use the “String Method.” Following this procedure to measure your screen printing conveyor tunnel dryer belt is relatively easy. Follow the simple step-by-step procedure below.
- Take a ball of string (twine) and tie it around one of the laced openings.
- Run the dryer belt until the initial knot appears. Make sure the twine/string is pulled taught, and then cut the twine/string so you have a complete loop.
- Measure the length of the string. This is the length of your dryer belt.
If your t-shirt dryer belt only has a small hole in it, consider purchasing a Conveyor Repair Kit instead.