Lack of regular inspections
Missing maintenance records
Failing to take the temperature of motors and reducers
Not adhering to OSHA standards
Lack of adequate maintenance coverage
Inadequate parts inventory
Not learning from repeated breakdowns
“If it isn’t broken, just let it go and don’t worry about it.”
Failing to care for the controls
Using a conveyor in ways it wasn’t intended
Avoiding those difficult places
Failing to train employees in the operation of conveyors
Thomas E. Betts is installation and service manager at TriFactor, a material-handling systems integrator based in Lakeland, Fla. Betts has had more than 20 years experience in working with conveyor systems. He can be contacted at 863-577-2230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashworth Bros. Inc.
Unitherm Food Systems
â€” Andy Hanacek