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Troubleshooting & Preventative Maintenance

Tips & Information

Bagging Conveyors and other Material Handling Conveyors
The care and service a machine receives directly impacts the machine's useful life and how effective it is in your operation.  A "Preventative Maintenance (PM) Plan" should be developed and used for each of your machines, including your conveyors!  The plan should include a regular schedule for inspection, lubrication, and cleaning.  We recommend that you create  and maintain a "log sheet" to record the date and results of each machine's PM work.

Preventative Maintenance - Recommended Intervals for Conveyors*

COMPONENT ACTION

SCHEDULE

WEEKLY MONTHLY QUARTERLY
 MOTOR Check noise   X  
Check temperature X    
Check mounting bolts   X  
 GEAR REDUCER Check noise   X  
Check temperature   X  
Check oil level     X
 DRIVE CHAIN Check tension     X
Lubricate X    
Check for wear     X
 SPROCKETS Check for wear     X
Check set screws and keys     X
 BELT Check tracking   X  
Check tension   X  
Check lacing X    

 BEARINGS

  (Pulleys & Rollers)

Check noise   X  
Check mounting bolts     X
 V-BELTS Check tension   X  
Check for wear   X  
Check sheave alignment   X  
 STRUCTURAL General Check: Loose bolts, etc.   X  

* Machine troubleshooting & repairs should only be attempted by a qualified mechanic or electrician.  Power should always be disconnected prior to troubleshooting.

Please see your factory instruction manual for additional troubleshooting tips.

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