A new conveyor idler aligner featuring a safe and effective method to manually fine tune OEM-style self-adjusting idlers has been introduced by Martin Engineering.  The MARTIN® Idler Aligner ensures precise adjustment, using a handle and comb for course modification, with slots for finer tuning.  Proper alignment is an extremely important factor in a conveyor system, as a misaligned belt can cause uneven wear, belt / structure damage and material spillage.

The aligner bracket mounts to most manufacturers’ self-aligning idlers, allowing for broad application.  To improve safety, the design eliminates the need to tie off idlers to the surrounding structure, and the locking bar features a hole for padlock placement to restrict access and handle movement.  The slotted comb on the new idler provides a range of incremental adjustment settings (±7.5°) to ensure consistent performance.  The handle can also be allowed to float freely on top of the locking bar to provide course adjustments of ±2.5°.

The MARTIN® Idler Aligner installs quickly and easily — a one-person job requiring no measuring, cutting or heavy lifting — allowing workers to safely and conveniently make manual adjustments to fine tune the idler from outside of the stringer.  The new design is also available in stainless steel construction.
Founded in 1944, Martin Engineering is the world leader in making bulk materials handling cleaner, safer and more productive.  The firm is headquartered in Neponset, IL, with global reach from operations in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey and the UK.