- Every washing line a set of machines one
- This may sound stupid but actually is not.
- For example conveyor belts, that are very simple
devices, should be chosen to handle, together with
plastic scraps, also dirt of all kind, water, sticky
liquids and whatever else.
- So, not giving importance to small, easy stuff,
can be very dangerous and expensive.
- Downtime is the most expensive "item"
that you didn't buy but that can come together with
- Everybody knows what
a conveyor belt is and everybody know conveyor belts
are easy to find, pretty cheap stuff so, no big deal.
you realize you belt doesn't stay in its track, a lot
of dirt sticks and builds up on edge rolls, it's almost
impossible to clean it and so on.
for a stupid conveyor belt you didn't give any importance
to, you're stock.
once again, details are important for all components
of the system because if a little something doesn't
work, or doesn't work properly anyway, all the system
doesn't perform as it should and you lose money.
tips to help you to choose the right device for transporting
scraps and use it well:
take off roll should pull the belt and not pushing it.
than one "scraper" on the internal bottom
side will not hurt anything.
it shouldn't carry heavy weight, get it made out of
Aluminum. It will never rust.
every month or so, check the tension just pushing the
bottom by hands. It takes a second.
belt goes out of track, more than likely something rolled
up on one of the two ends. Do not touch the tension
screws before checking both rolls.
side of each roll has one bearing with a greasing point.
- You know that. Do you ?
it is there waiting for you to use it, may be only once
a year (it's enough) but use it.
have now mineral oil that last forever and if conveyor
is a good quality one, you can forget about it.
motor-reducer gives you problems, it is not the gear
box itself but something wrong in the mechanical
conveyors are easy to get, easy to operate and maintain;
they do need little attention, meaning a little and
not none at all.