With growing environmental concerns, industries are seeking ways to recycle their industrial waste. Conveyor systems provide effective waste handling solutions to recycling facilities. They have replaced the tedious process of manual sorting. They allow safe handling of heavy materials and prevent workers against risks associated with manual handling of materials.
However, their continuous exposure to wear can cause them to break down. The downtime of industrial equipment causes loss in revenue generation and damages the facility’s reputation.
Here are a few tips for maintenance of conveyor systems:
1. Regular Maintenance
It’s better to invest in routine maintenance than deal with malfunctioning machinery. The downtime caused by your equipment is an opportunity for your competitors to capitalize on.
It damages your reputation and portrays an unprofessional image to the customers. Regular maintenance ensures that your equipment stays in mint condition.
The rotary parts of the machine require more frequent maintenance.
2. Keep Spare Parts for Backup
Many spare parts are hard to find or they are no longer manufactured. Keeping spare parts in your inventory prevents reduces downtime.
A malfunctioned part hinders the functionality of other conveyor parts. It imposes excessive strain on your machinery, causing it to malfunction. Keeping spare parts allows you to deal with repair issues immediately.
3. Avoid Imposing Excessive Stress
Avoid misusing your conveyor systems by exposing them to loads heavier than their load capacity. This imposes stress on the chain and strips, which ultimately causes motors to break down. Consider the equipment’s horsepower requirement before increasing its load.
4. Lubrication of Bearings
The bearings are exposed to continuous wear. Ensure proper lubrication of bearings. The quality and type of lubricant also play a significant role in the performance of bearings.
5. Proper Installation
Proper installation assures reliability and long-term service of the equipment. Improper installation leads to misalignment of parts, which leads to premature deterioration of equipment.
6. Inspecting Chain Tension
Inaccurate belt tension exposes the conveyor belting and plastic chains to wear. Select the chain’s length according to the process requirement. Inspect the chains regularly for any signs of wear and lubricate them to ensure proper functioning.
Whether you need to replace or repair your conveyor belt, Crigler Enterprises Inc. has the solution.
Our trained and certified team utilizes the latest tools and equipment for assembling, reconditioning, and installation of conveyor belts. We have a wide range of recycling equipment ranging from balers, conveyors, shredders, and waste management systems.
Contact us today and we’ll help you choose the right equipment according to your industrial requirements.