The holiday season often brings joy and relaxation, but for conveyor belt systems, it can pose challenges when the shop floor shuts down for a few days. As conveyor system experts who have been around for over 25 years, here are some of our top tips that can help you navigate the holiday shutdown and keep your conveyor belts in optimal condition to ensure peak performance and longevity!
Before your shut down for the holiday season, conduct a thorough inspection of your conveyor system. Check for any signs of wear, tear, or damage. Addressing potential issues beforehand can prevent unexpected breakdowns when you re-open for business. Pay special attention to belt tension, alignment, and any unusual noises that may indicate underlying problems. Repair or replace any compromised components to prevent belt separation. You can browse through our conveyor spares inventory for readily available replacements and assistance with installation if there is no-one internally qualified to oversee the process. This proactive approach ensures that your conveyor system is in optimal condition when operations resume.
Clean and lubricate
A crucial and sometimes underestimated part of conveyor belt maintenance is its timely cleaning and lubrication. Remove debris, dust, and accumulated materials from belts and rollers to ensure that the entire system is free from contaminants that could compromise performance. Make sure to apply the appropriate lubrication to the conveyor belt’s moving parts, including rollers, bearings, and pivot points. Lubrication reduces friction, minimises wear, and ensures smoother operation. Be mindful of the type of lubrication used, as it should be compatible with the materials of your conveyor components.
Implement a monitoring system
Implement adaptive monitoring solutions tailored to the specific demands of each conveyor type. Explore advanced technologies that provide real-time data for specialised systems, allowing you to proactively address potential issues and optimise performance. You can also configure the monitoring system to generate automated alerts and notifications for any anomalies or deviations from established performance parameters. You can adjust it to receive instant alerts on your mobile phone, or even receive emails that can allow you to respond promptly to any emerging issues.
As legacy experts in the industry, we know that a little attention before the seasonal shutdown goes a long way. We hope that these tips come in handy, and keep your conveyor systems humming efficiently, ready to tackle the next production cycle.
We close for Christmas on Friday 22nd December and re-open Tuesday 2nd January 2024, and we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from all of us at Asmech Systems Ltd!