As a general rule with all things mechanical, the fewer moving parts you have, the less problems you’ll have to manage.
UniTrak’s Powderflight aeromechanical conveyors are designed and built with a limited number of moving parts to minimize maintenance-related downtime. That said, even the best quality parts will fail eventually. This is particularly true when it comes to rope and disc assemblies due to the constant strain they often endure in heavier applications.
While some people believe in the mantra, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” this isn’t always sound advice. This is especially true when it comes to preventative maintenance plans.
Regular service intervals for the replacement of rope and disc assemblies are strongly recommended. These parts inevitably lose their strength and flexibility from constant use. Regularly scheduled replacements will allow you to plan your maintenance and significantly reduce the chance of costly downtime.
Here are seven areas to focus on for keeping your aeromechanical conveyor rope assemblies in tip-top shape:
While all of these tips will help reduce premature rope failures, there’s one more important tip to note: know your products/application.
The typical lifespan of a rope and disc assembly can range from 1,500 to 3,000 hours of operation. When scheduling your preventative maintenance and rope and disc replacements, make sure to keep the products you’re working with in mind.
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