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Conveyor system maintenance

Conveyor System Maintenance

The conveyor system may be the most important machine on your property. Protect the lifeline of your business with proper conveyor maintenance before costly repairs are needed. A non-functioning or inefficient conveyor system may not only interrupt your product workflow, but can affect your personnel and disrupt productivity. Increase the lifespan of your chain, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical or fully automated conveyor systems and ensure productivity with the following preventative maintenance procedures offered by WCI.

Regular Inspections

Regular inspections can increase the service life of a conveyor system. Our experienced team will visit your site to perform an inspection of the entire system, including conveyor functionality, load capacity, safety systems and more. The team reviews your conveyor system in full, including skirting, gear boxes, belts, chains, augers and any other custom parts. Be sure to pay attention to regular maintenance practices recommended during inspections to keep your conveyor system in top shape.

System Audits

Our audit team will ensure you're using the right system that’s appropriate for the size, shape and weight of the material or product you’re conveying. The automation process will be reviewed and modifications will be recommended to boost the productivity of the system. The growth of the conveyor industry has led to innovative new ways to move your products. If your conveyor system is older, find out if newer technology can be leveraged for your needs.

Training of Personnel

We all know that having a well-trained staff is imperative to a well-functioning system. Proper employee training can lead to preventive maintenance which will reduce downtime and improve safety. Our training team can create a checklist and timeline so that your mechanics manager or other members of your team can internally inspect the system on an ongoing basis, whether weekly, monthly or semi-annually and report any changes in a timely manner to prevent a system failure.

Repairs and Preventative Maintenance

Inspections and audits will give you an idea of what maintenance is needed. Some important maintenance items could include.

  • Lubrication of all moving parts
  • Tightening or loosening of tension depending on needs
  • Checking the tracking, and repairing worn or torn areas of the drive belt
  • Repair of any air leaks or other system leaks
  • Cleaning of hard-to-reach areas in or under the conveyor system as needed
  • Lubrication, repair or replacement of noisy bearings
  • Repair, replacement or adjustment of pulleys, shafts, sprockets, rods, etc. as needed
  • Replacement of air filters and fluids, etc. as needed

A conveyor system that is designed properly will last a long time with proper maintenance. The benefits of a properly functioning system are immeasurable, and can increase productivity and on-sight safety. Ask us how we can help you maintain your conveyor system to keep it running for years to come. Contact us for more information. Our team of experts will create a maintenance program to work for you based on your unique needs.