A good conveyor preventive maintenance plan doesn’t need to be expensive or time consuming.  A daily floor walk is one of the best techniques for checking a system’s health.  Small, easily observed clues such as oil drippings, belt shavings, or unusual noise can indicate a worn or failing part.  To ensure you’re not overlooking these signs, keep your operation clean.  Alternate conveyor maintenance technicians on a quarterly rotation to ensure fresh eyes.  Use our technical How-To checklist (CLICK HERE) of what to look out for:

  • Look for signs of dust, liquid, or shavings that may indicate problems like premature belt wear, misalignment, or oil leaks.  Remove any dust or dirt when the conveyor has been turned off.  It will be easier to notice these signs if the operation is kept clean.
  • While the conveyor is running, you should listen for unusual noise.  This may indicate a failed bearing, drive, or misaligned sprocket or belt.
  • Safety Equipment. Ensure that guarding is in place using visual cues and colour indicators. Position guardrails to protect conveyors from moving equipment within the facility.
  • Make sure your conveyors aren’t overloaded. Confirm that conveyors are only transporting at appropriate productivity output rates.
  • Ensure that equipment regulations and safety procedures are being followed properly.  If equipment is being misused or safety hazards are identified, you should consider implementing a refresher-training course.

Kinder Australia offers complimentary conveyor maintenance and safety workshops.  For more training information CLICK HERE.

For more information on your specific requirements, contact Kinder Australia on +61 38587 9111 or email Kinder