Maintaining Conveyors is key to handling peak periods
Maintaining conveyors regularly means you can be confident your equipment can perform when capacity peaks
Just as you know when holidays and courses are scheduled for your team, you should also have an overview of your equipment capacity. A Key Equipment List helps you manage this process.
A Key Equipment List showing the condition of your equipment is crucial to managing peak periods. You probably don't have extra conveyors or sorters on hand. If key equipment fails you may be unable to complete customer orders, unable to fulfill your targets and unable to make a profit. Reviewing the equipment on your Key Equipment List at regular intervals helps you stay ahead of the game.
By registering condition, you are able to foresee your weak spots and take pre-emptive action when equipment begins to deteriorate. You can plan maintenance attention and you know when to budget with replacement costs.
Extend conveyor lifetime
Adjusting and lubricating moving parts at periodic intervals is vital. The smoother they run, the less wear - which means the lifetime is extended. In other words, you get full value for your spend. With a pro-active approach to maintenance, the condition of key equipment can be evaluated each time it is cleaned. This inspection process means that wearing is spotted and parts can be replaced before they break.
The service routine must be carried out regularly and thoroughly. This is often best achieved by outsourcing conveyor maintenance to a dedicated service provider.
Not maintaining conveyors can be expensive. Your equipment may become unpredictable, failing when you most need it. With an up-to-date Key Equipment List you are able to plan service, choosing a time that suits your operation. You can make decisions based on factual data and can save the expense of calling in technicians to fix something reactively.