Maintenance Checklist For Conveyor
Conveyors move material and goods throughout plants and warehouses every day. Driven by either a belt or chain, conveyors move product at various speeds and angles. In many cases, a conveyor breakdown can shut down the entire operation until repairs are complete. The cost impact from a conveyor failure is significant. Following a comprehensive maintenance program can prevent unexpected downtime. A maintenance checklist for conveyor, provided by the conveyor manufacturer, lists all the conveyor’s components for periodic inspection.
Weekly checks of the conveyor include the motor, belt lacing and drive chain. The operating temperature of the motor is checked with a laser temperature gun. Comparing the operating temperature with a baseline provides an indication of the motor’s health. In addition, a visual inspection of the conveyor belt lacings and chain are a part of the maintenance checklist. Both should be properly tensioned and tracking. Lubricate the chain with a high-quality mineral or synthetic oil.