Anybody that needs to use a vertical conveyor lift on a daily basis as part of their job knows just how important they really are. If even a hint of a problem is seen, it needs to be corrected immediately or the entire belt machine may be placed into jeopardy. Here are some tips to follow when troubleshooting the conveyor belt.
1. The first thing to remember when the conveyor begins to have issues is to not start working on it all willy-nilly. Proper and appropriate safety gear should be worn before even attempting to work on the belt. Always don safety glasses to protect the eyes and make sure to wear sturdy and thin=ck safety gloves to protect the hands. Be very careful about where you place your hands on the belt because even if wearing gloves, it does not take much force to snap a finger or worse, to lose one. If the person working on it has long hair, it definitely needs to be tied back to avoid having it caught in the machinery.
2. A tip that many veteran factory workers recommend is to take a screwdriver and place the tip of it on one of the rollers of the vertical conveyor lift. You can then place your ear on the handle and actually listen to the noises the machine is making if any. Much can be deduced from the sound of a machine running smoothly versus a machine making weird or unusual noises.
3. If the conveyor will not start at all, it is usually one of two problems. The first is a simple one. it could be that the belt is simply overloaded and some of the product will need to be removed. Or it could mean that the belt is using too much electricity. If it is drawing too much power, the circuit will naturally “blow” and the conveyor will not start at all.
By following these tried and true troubleshooting tips, the conveyor belt should be back up and running in no time at all.