Tips for proper conveyor belt maintenanceNovember 7, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Conveyor belts are a critical part of any conveyor system. However, to get the best performance out of these belts, and the longest service life possible, they must be well maintained.
Norpak Handling, a leading provider of industrial conveyors — including the popular Hytrol brand — offers this advice:
Lubricate moving parts
Most conveyor systems are based on rollers or chain bearings, which require regular lubrication aimed at reducing the amount of friction. By having the parts well lubricated, the chain pull energy requirement is kept low, leading to improved efficiency.
Clean after use
Conveyor systems require regular cleaning. This includes wiping them clean when fluids, such as acids and alkalis, are spilled on the belts. Keeping them clean helps conveyor belts keep their effective working friction levels low, which also leads to improved efficiency, a longer service life and reduced chances of mechanical breakdown.
Tighten loose parts and replace broken ones
Conveyor system parts may become loose or worn over time. Loose parts should be tightened and broken parts replaced. This should help restore the belt to its perfect working condition, improving its service life.
Work with an expert
Conveyor belt maintenance is a critical factor when it comes to reducing the number of technical breakdowns and improving conveyor service life. Norpak Handling can help. Its advanced technical expertise and nearly 30 years of experience can help ensure that customer conveyor belts are well serviced and maintained for optimal results.
To learn more, contact Norpak Handling.