Conveyor belts and pulley systems are standard for efficient bulk handling, moving material and products through a facility, and reducing heavy labour in just about every industry you can imagine. As reliable and robust as these systems are, they do experience the occasional issue. And what may seem like a minor problem – like tiny build-ups of material or a slight noise here and there – can turn into a much more significant issue. In fact, conveyor belt damage can cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost operations and lead to worker injury. This article lists some of the most common causes of conveyor belt damage and ways you can prevent them.