tail pulley

tail pulley

[′tāl ‚pu̇l·ē]
(mechanical engineering)
A pulley at the tail of the belt conveyor opposite the normal discharge end; may be a drive pulley or an idler pulley.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The device requires no drilling or tapping of tail pulley shaft; is shielded between top and bottom of conveyor belt; and, can be placed anywhere on the conveyor belt.--Conveyor Components Co., Croswell, Mich., 800/233-3233; www.conveyorcomponents.com
Blade" program, technicians perform regularly-scheduled inspections and adjustments, with an 18-point operational assessment from head pulley to tail pulley and a report for each visit.
To illustrate this, consider the comparison of two identical bearings in a conveyor belt application, on opposite sides of a tail pulley.
Belt velocity is measured from the tail pulley rather than the drive motor, providing a direct measurement of belt speed; this improves both measurement and control of material.
The tail pulley mounting permits rapid de-tensioning to free the belt for removal.
Skimmer use consists of lowering the belt and tail pulley into the casing until the pulley is fully immersed, placing the discharge hose in a container and switching it on.
Tail pulley mounting also provides rapid de-tensioning to easily free the belt.
Deflector Belt Plows work as belt cleaners for the tail pulley. Offered in V and diagonal models, both mounted on top of the return side of the belt in flout of the tail pulley, Deflector Plows prevent lumps, fines, and debris from jamming between the belt and tail pulley.
The ACCUSTAR's flip-up tail pulley makes cleaning and maintenance easy while its fiber optic photo eye permits simple installation and replacement.
An inverted V return idler was installed at the tail station to control misalignment before the belt wrapped onto the tail pulley.