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Are you losing profit because of these conditions in your transfer bins?

Then give us a call!

CONVEYER BELTS

Due to FC Consultant’s success in the Air cannon industry, we have decided to broaden our field of expertise, by rendering the following new services:

  • Weekly Conveyor belt maintenance.
  • Daily Conveyor belt maintenance.

Here are just a few examples of how FC Consultant can manage or eliminate causes of belt failure, wear on head & tail pulley and belt spillage:

Trouble Factor
Remedy
Material build up on
return idlers
Installed scrapers
Replace worn or damaged scraper blades
Replace belt fasteners with splices to improve efficiency of belt scrapers
High pressure sprays can be used in conjunction with belt scrapers to improve cleaning efficiency
Install idler rolls that have shells with a low coefficient of friction to assist in preventing metal adhering to the shell
The shell can be painted with low coefficient paint or rolls manufactured of HDPE sleeves help prevent material build up
Material loaded
off centre
Install deflector plates in the chute to centralise the load
Plough steers belt
to one side
Install V-plough which applies even force across the width of the belt and has central steering effect
Unevenly worn
pulley lagging
Replace worn pulley lagging
Install belt scrapers or improve cleaning efficiency by adjustment of installed scrapers
Replace worn or damaged scraper blades
Replace belt fasteners with splices to improve efficiency of belt scrapers
High pressure sprays can be used in conjunction with belt scrapers to improve cleaning efficiency
Build up on pulleys
Clean pulley surfaces. Lag pulley with soft rubber which helps prevent a build up of sticky materials
Install efficient belt scrapers or adjust installed scrapers to provide more efficient cleaning
Replace worn or damaged scraper blades
Replace belt fasteners with splices to improve efficiency of belt scrapers
High pressure sprays can be used in conjunction with belt scrapers to improve cleaning efficiency
If build up occurs on pulleys in contact with the non-carry side of the belt
Install belt ploughs to clean the return belt or renew worn components of an installed plough
Rebate belt fasteners into the carry side cover and cover the fasteners with a rubber cover strip or polyurethane paste to prevent fine material spilling through the return belt.
Replace worn skirt seals to prevent spillage
Install longer skirts at the loading points to prevent spillage
Install deeper troughing idlers at the loading points to prevent spillage

Weekly maintenance proposal.

Maintenance is probably the most important factor, regarding the depreciation factor of any machinery. Not only does it influence the lifespan of machinery, but it can also lead to massive production losses caused by pre-failure of system.

Therefore we as FC Consultant has taken everything in consideration, whether it is cost, legislation, increased life expectancy and unpredicted failure. It is with these considerations that we have found that it is important to be pro-active rather than reactive, and it is this service that we offer to you as our future client.

Our Weekly maintenance consists of the following:

Fixed rate.
Weekly inspections of assigned conveyor belt system, which includes inspection and maintenance of the following:

  • Transfer chutes
  • Head & tail pulley
  • All troughing idlers
  • Belt scrapers/ploughs
  • Take-up system
  • Safety devices
  • Support structure

Repair of all unsafe/defect components (excluding spares).
Maintenance/Inspection report.
Aim to deliver a 100% availability of equipment, and to reduce spillage on conveyor belt.

Advantages of our Weekly maintenance:

  • A considerable saving in maintenance cost, as the conveyor belt systems are inspected & maintained at weekly intervals. For example, regular adjustment of scraper blades, leads to an increased efficiency and a reduction in wear on pulley’s lagging, less built-up on idlers, act.
  • Increased safety, by means of inspecting and testing of safety devices installed on conveyor belt system. As well as the inspection of entire support structure.
  • Reduction in unpredicted failures, due to the more hands-on approach by our maintenance consultants, we aim to reduce the unpredicted failure rate by more than half.
  • Increase production, this is mainly due to less failures of critical conveyor belt legs, which results in even load conveyance rate during the day.

Daily maintenance proposal.

Our focus as a service provider company is to assure our client of a safe, proper working conveyor belt system, functioning as a bulk material-moving system. With our Daily maintenance service, the whole conveyor belt system gets cleaned, inspected, repaired and maintained on a daily basis.

Our Daily maintenance service consists of the following:

  • Fixed rate.
  • Appointed and dedicated supervisor, to report to Foreman/Engineer regarding daily inspections, maintenance,
  • safety and availability of conveyor belt system.
  • Appointed and dedicated maintenance team to do all work on conveyor belt system.
  • Cleaning of Conveyor belt systems.
  • Weekly inspections of assigned conveyor belt system, which includes inspection and maintenance of the following:
    • Transfer chutes
    • Head & tail pulley
    • All troughing idlers
    • Belt scrapers/ploughs
    • Take-up system
    • Safety devices
    • Support structure
  • Repair of all unsafe/defect components (excluding spares).
  • Maintenance/Inspection report.
  • Aim to deliver a 100% availability of equipment, and to reduce spillage on conveyor belt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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