Conveyor & Chute Repair
IA Mechanical services many aspects of plants and factories to ensure optimal performance. We offer regular maintenance and any repairs needed for conveyors, chutes, belts, and scrapers found in plants and factories. Our expert team has many years of experience ensuring the best performance of these components for many plants and factories.
Conveyor and Belt Service
Conveyor belt issues can cause a domino effect on your entire system. Regular maintenance and care can prevent some issues from occurring, however, you’re bound to face an issue at some point. IA Mechanical can assist in both regular maintenances as well as assist with fixing any repairs needed. The following are the main issues you will likely encounter with conveyor belts:
Conveyor Belt Mistracking
This issue arises when there is a problem with managing and aligning the belt on the correct path. Worst case, this can cause a big problem, especially if the belt completely slips off the intended track. In other situations, though, it could simply cause uneven belt wear. While this won’t lead to a complete shutdown, it’s something that should be addressed to avoid larger situations in the future.
Rollers are constructed of metallic materials, such as steel. While these are durable and have a long life, they could cause sharp edges which can be unsafe to workers, damage items on the conveyor belt, or can cause mistracking as explained above. This could lead to a large and costly shutdown, so it’s important to regularly check rollers.
Blockages along the conveyor belt can stem as simple from a single piece of material getting stuck which then leads to a buildup of more materials. Checking the conveyor belt for any sharp edges could prevent this. It’s also important to review scrapers as it is a cleaning device that can break up stuck materials.
This occurs when the tension on the conveyor belt is off. If this is the case, a belt can become overly worn and the belt may slip around. Even the slightest shift in tension can result in stretching and strain on the belt.
As stated, this refers to any spillage that occurs along with the conveyor system. It is most common at transfer and load points. While this might not immediately be detrimental to the system, it can lead to larger issues so should be addressed as soon as it’s noticed.
Like all components, with regular maintenance, potential issues for chutes can be minimized. With regular maintenance and simply cleaning off any buildup on the chute, you lessen the chance of fire hazards, lengthen the life of chutes and chute door life, and reduce the likelihood of health and safety issues.
If you are interested in learning more about maintenance or repair services offered for conveyors, chutes, belts, and scrapers, call IA Mechanical today. We offer expert experience and value minimal downtime to save you money and time, while never sacrificing our quality of service. Make sure to keep up with all aspects of maintenance at your plant or factory to avoid timely and costly situations in the future.