The main maintenance issue for any aggregate conveyor is proper lubrication. Because drives are sometimes difficult to service, lubrication of critical drive components often does not always occur at appropriate intervals, or at all, leading to maintenance-related failures.
Proper analysis of maintenance-intensive parts and available solutions can greatly reduce the time and money spent on conveyor system maintenance. With the large number of new technologies available in the aggregate market today, it is easy to find many solutions to replace existing high-maintenance parts with low-maintenance or maintenance-free options, reducing costs and increasing system uptime.
For example, replacing traditional conveyor drives that require weekly and monthly maintenance with drum motors can minimize or eliminate lubrication-related issues, saving maintenance time and money.
Replacing a failed component with similar parts does not solve the root cause of the problem. Proper analysis of the problem will reduce maintenance parts and replace faulty components will increase system uptime.