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Bigger and Bolder – How to Protect and Preserve a Steel Conveyor Roller

A conveyor system is like a racecar. It can go the distance, but eventually, it will need a tune-up. You don’t need a complement scheme to protect a conveyor roller. If you follow a few easy steps, you’ll have what it takes to get in gear.

The Ultimate Line of Defense

To protect a conveyor, maintenance must be a top priority. Proper maintenance starts with the basics. First, check your equipment for any signs of wear. Then, inspect the drive screws; if they are rusty, it’s time to apply a lubricate.

In addition to the drive screws, the roller bearings will also need to be lubricated. This is a job for the user, so keep this in mind. Before each production run, each user must test the bearings as they could need more lubricate.

A conveyor will also need to be cleaned. If you neglect it, the rollers will not function at the maximum capacity. To clean a conveyor, grab a rag and wipe all debris off the unit. Target every nook and cranny. If you miss a spot, the debris could create a blockage.

For challenging jobs, nothing beats a good scrub. You can remove dirt and grime effortlessly with a soft rag, warm water, and detergent.

Preventative Strategies

To protect a conveyor system, check the unit following every job for performance issues. The roller should be flexible, and base should be level, and the belt should be in optimum condition.

The Ultimate Backup

Conveyor rollers are not indestructible. If you ever need a new steel conveyor roller, contact Conveyor Systems & Engineering, Inc. 

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