Belt Conveyors: How to get the most out of yours

Installing a belt conveyor system for your business is a fantastic long-term investment. Belt Conveyors can improve efficiency, consistency, and reduce costs in other areas. However, it is important that once the system is installed, it is maintained thoroughly. No matter what your business invests its money into you want to be sure you’re getting what you pay for. At Asmech, we have listed below some tips on how to keep your conveyor running. Enabling your business to get the most out of your handling system.

Belt Conveyors; maintenance and cleaning

Habitually maintaining your conveyor is an absolute must if you want to see its long-term benefits. By doing so your conveyor will perform consistently for a much longer period. It is important to make this a scheduled routine check. Examining your handling system for any wear and tear can be the difference between a costly repair and pennies saved. Even small symptoms may be a sign of something more worrying and so should not be ignored.

At Asmech, when we provide our clients with our conveyor systems we make sure to come and inspect your systems regularly if you request us to. It is important that a conveyor specialist oversees your handling systems, as their keen eye can spot issues that others cannot.

Applying correct tension to your Belt Conveyor

A lot of issues with conveyor belts occur due to under/ over-tensioning. If conveyors are over tensioned the belt can come apart while also leading to shafts, bearing and other parts of the conveyor breaking through the additional stress it endures.

Correct Conveyor for the right application

When buying a conveyor system, it is important to choose the correct one. There are many factors to consider. These include:

  • Size and Type of product being conveyed
  • Industry
  • Conveying process

Choosing the correct conveyor for each bespoke handling process is the ultimate way to optimise efficiency.

You can get in touch with us to find out more by calling 01623 424 442 or sending a message to You can also request a callback through the website. We believe we are the perfect people to turn to when you require a tailor-made conveyor system designed around your unique needs.