Innovative monitoring systems make it possible to determine the exact condition of a conveyor belt at any time. By monitoring belt health, it’s possible to manage the belt’s condition to ensure that the system runs trouble-free. While the belt is running, any detected issues are identified and prioritized by the system for maintenance and repair based on the size and position of the damage. The system data can also be used as an aid to identify systematic issues that, when addressed by proactive system maintenance activities, will improve the belt’s operating conditions. Prevention of belt degradation leads to longer belt life and potentially avoids catastrophic belt failure.