At Asmech Systems Ltd our customer support doesn’t end when the job is finished, we offer a first-class aftercare service which ensures we are always on hand to assist whatever happens. Part of this service includes conveyor maintenance, and here are some helpful tips:
It can be easy to forget about regular maintenance and only worry about your equipment when something needs fixing, this can then lead to costly downtime affecting the business.
We advise adhering to a schedule of maintenance and repair checks by our knowledgeable team who will often troubleshoot problems that can be resolved with minor repairs before causing a bigger issue.
It is advisable to have a selection of spare parts on site, and at Asmech Systems Ltd our expert team can help with which parts are necessary. We are also a leading supplier of spare parts that we can source at short notice and assist with installation if there is no-one internally qualified.
Our advice is to review your conveyor every three months, this should be an inspection of your whole machine and provide any minor maintenance necessary. If your conveyor is being used for two shifts a day then this is better to be done every two months. Checks on motor bearings, belts, and wear beds should be done at the start and end of every shift. Here are some questions to think about when performing your checks:
Is the conveyor belt complete?
Look for damage, the condition of the belt joints, any worn bearings, check pulleys, spindles, rolls, etc.
Is the conveyor belt centred?
For the best transportation of products, the belt should centred with a precise distance between the rolls.
How does the conveyor belt perform during operation?
Conveyors can look to be performing well when empty but slip under the weight of products. Be sure to check the belt when empty and during operation.
Is the conveyor belt clean?
It is vital to keep your belt clean, especially when food products are being transported. Regularly clean the belt and parts, particularly the sections that are in contact with goods to prevent contamination and bacteria growth.