Routine check-ups and preventive maintenance ensure your paint line conveyor system runs at peak performance, decreases the chance of unexpected shut-downs, and prolongs the life of your equipment. No one can deny that it’s better to schedule downtime for maintenance than to have an emergency situation that interrupts production, requires immediate attention for repairs, and necessitates replacement parts be expedited.
Below are six maintenance activities that help keep your conveyor system running optimally:
1. Perform a quick checkup of your conveying system every day.
While the conveyor system is running, look to see if there are any leaks, oil stains, or visual signs of wear and tear. Listen for noises that are unusual and could indicate worn parts. Always write down and record the results of your quick visual and audible inspection for future reference.
2. Clean your paint line conveyor system on a regular basis.
Paint line conveyor systems are most often in facilities full of contaminants – from paint overspray to dust, dirt, and debris. Regularly cleaning contaminants and removal of built-up coatings now will decrease the likelihood of bigger problems later.
3. Repair small problems before they become big problems.
If not corrected, a small equipment issue will become a much bigger problem if left alone. A worn-out part will continue to worsen and effect other parts around it, ultimately possibly compromising the entire conveyor system.
4. Perform comprehensive checks of your paint line conveyor system quarterly and document all maintenance.
Inspect your conveyor system fully once a quarter, or at the very least, once a year. Regular maintenance will prevent larger issues from occurring or identify problems that can be correct before they shut down production.
5. Keeping an accurate record of maintenance checks
It’s essential to document your paint line conveyor system’s maintenance. Documentation will allow you to quickly see how old parts are becoming and identify what may need replacing or repairing in the near future. Documentation can be used for comparison on performance and efficiency.
6. Keep paint line conveyor system parts in stock.
If your conveyor system unexpectedly breakdowns, bringing production to a grinding halt, you want to get it up and running as quickly as possible. Having critical parts on hand can prevent downtime from dragging on longer than it should. Being able to replace the broken part quickly will save your business thousands of dollars.
To keep your paint line conveyor system working optimally, you must perform daily, quarterly, and annual checks and preventive maintenance. Production Systems offers conveyor systems integration, as well as design of conveyors and complementary equipment. Contact us to learn more about our wide variety of conveyor systems for your industrial finishing facility. With our experience and expertise, we can help you incorporate the right conveyor system for your company and keep it running at peak performance.