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Keep Your Conveyor Running Smoothly: Advice from UK Conveyor Manufacturers

As the end of the year approaches, it is essential to consider conducting end-of-year maintenance checks on your conveyor belt system. After a year of operation, it is vital to ensure that your conveyor is in good working order to start the new year off on the right foot. As a UK conveyor manufacturer, we know firsthand the importance of regular maintenance in maximizing the efficiency and safety of conveyor systems. In this blog post, we will discuss five key maintenance checks that you should consider doing in December to help keep your conveyor running smoothly. By following these recommendations from UK conveyor manufacturers, you can help prevent costly breakdowns and ensure the smooth operation of your conveyor belt system.

  1. Inspect the belt for wear and damage: In addition to looking for cuts, tears, or frayed edges, you should also check for other signs of wear such as cracks, hardening, or excessive flexing. If you notice any of these issues, it may be necessary to repair or replace the belt. You should also check the belt's tracking, which refers to its alignment on the conveyor. If the belt is not properly aligned, it can cause problems such as material spillage or belt damage.

  2. Check the belt tension: There are a few different methods for checking belt tension, including using a belt tension meter or measuring the deflection of the belt with a known load. It is important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the correct belt tension for your specific conveyor system. If you are unsure about how to properly check the belt tension, it is best to consult with a professional.

  3. Lubricate the bearings and other moving parts: Lubrication is important to reduce friction and wear on the conveyor's bearings and other moving parts. Be sure to use the correct type of lubricant as recommended by the manufacturer. You should also regularly check the lubrication levels and refill as needed.

  4. Clean the conveyor: In addition to removing debris and build-up, it is also important to check for any moisture or water accumulation on the conveyor. Water can cause rust or corrosion, which can lead to equipment failure. If necessary, use a dry cloth or compressed air to remove moisture from the conveyor.

  5. Check the safety features: Conveyor systems should have guards to protect workers from moving parts, as well as emergency stop buttons that can be quickly activated in case of an emergency. Warning labels should also be visible to alert workers to any potential hazards. Be sure to regularly check these safety features to ensure they are in good working order and properly maintained.

Remember to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for maintenance and to consult with a professional if you have any questions or concerns. By performing regular maintenance checks on your conveyor belt system, you can help ensure it is operating safely and efficiently.

If you want to discuss a new bespoke conveyor system for your business then reach out to us here at Central Conveyors Ltd, as always we are only too happy to talk your requirements through.

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