A parts and accessories purchase of $500+
A parts and accessories purchase of $1,000+
A parts and accessories purchase of $1,500+
While there is not a one-size-fits-all solution, stocking replacement parts can be a strong line of defense against unwarranted downtime and unforeseen maintenance obstacles. Often times though, replacement parts aren’t thought of until they are needed. In the event of a conveyor going down, most companies do not have the luxury to wait for a new belt, idler tail, or pulley to be shipped. Luckily, if these parts are on hand the fix can be done within a matter of minutes, instead of days.
Belt or chain – look for fraying, damage, build-up of debris or extra slack.
Tracking – if the conveyor belts are off track, they can quickly become damaged, which then causes damage to other parts.
Bearings – Sometimes you can hear when a bearing is about to fail, or feel excessive heat coming from a worn bearing; bearing failure can create the need for major repairs down the line.
Gear Motors – Gearbox noise or excessive heat from either the motor or the gearbox can be a sign of trouble. These warning signs can predict either a potential drive failure, or help to identify other problems such as those mentioned above.