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Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

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Basic Conveyor Maintenance - Additional Equipment

Training Time: 39 minutes

This course covers common maintenance procedures for conveyors. The procedures show typical examples of specific tasks. These examples can be applied to various types of equipment. It will also discuss safety precautions around the conveyor, installation and removal of bearing, reducers, and rolls, as well as photocell adjustment.

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Remember to turn off conveyor power source(s) and affix appropriate Lockout/Tagout device(s).

Remember to turn off conveyor power source(s) and affix appropriate Lockout/Tagout device(s).

During maintenance do not attempt to repair any equipment while the conveyor is running.

During maintenance do not attempt to repair any equipment while the conveyor is running.

To remove a roller with sprocket a sprocket removal, be sure to remove: the chain guard top, two strands of roller chain connecting adjacent rollers, and the roller.

To remove a roller with sprocket a sprocket removal, be sure to remove: the chain guard top, two strands of roller chain connecting adjacent rollers, and the roller.

Key Topics Covered in This Course

  • Safety precautions around the conveyor
  • Installation and removal of bearings, reducers, and rollers
  • Photocell adjustment
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Basic Conveyor Maintenance - Additional Equipment FAQs

What are some safety Do’s and Don’ts when maintaining conveyor equipment?
Do: turn off conveyor power source(s) and affix appropriate Lockout/Tagout device(s); observe all warning signs, lights and alarms associated with the conveyor operation; use extreme caution near moving conveyor parts.

Don’t: wear gloves when operating the conveyor; sit on, stand on, walk, ride or cross (over or under) the conveyor; attempt to repair any equipment while it is operational; operate the conveyor until all safety guards are securely in place; remove or modify any safety devices; clear jams without following proper procedures.

What should you do before you do any maintenance work on a conveyor?
Before working on the conveyor make sure to: clear the conveyor of product, turn off power to the conveyor being serviced at the appropriate disconnect, and shut off the air supply valve(s) and bleed the air pressure from the air bladders.

How would you properly remove a concentric lock bearing?
To remove a concentric lock type bearing you would, loosen the screw that holds the collar in place, remove the collar, remove the nuts and lock washers that hold the bearing housing, and lastly, slide the bearing off of the shaft.

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