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Conveyor Systems How to Care for and Maintain Them

Conveyor systems are mechanical materials handling systems that are ideally designed to transfer products, materials and similar, from one point to another. They are especially useful if you deal with heavy materials. The various needs of the industries that they are used in will dictate the type, style and handling capacity of the conveyor used. The importance of these systems should never be underestimated because without them, many companies would fail to move their products on time.
Caring and maintaining the conveyor system is vitally important if you want to ensure that it offers you many years of service. If you want to ensure that your system is never at risk of sudden malfunction or error, the following precautions should be taken:

  • Regular inspection of the entire system;
  • Closely monitor the motors and the reducers;
  • Keep important backup parts and spares in stock for potential repairs and maintenance tasks; and
  • Train staff members on how to properly make use of the system.

There are a few common problems that you can keep an eye out for with your conveyor system. These include poor take-up adjustment, lack of lubrication, contamination from various products, such as paint or powder, and bad belt tracking or timing. All of these problems should be attended to as soon as they are noticed, in order to ensure that further issues do not occur as a result. By chatting to professionals in the field, you can learn how to carry out preventative maintenance tasks with your system on an ongoing basis. Keep your conveyors running at their best by only investing in the best quality parts, spares and accessories for it too!


At Tribix, we supply ISO9001 certified conveyor belting. Our range of belts include the likes of bucket elevator belts, side wall belts, rough top belts, impression belts, raised cleat belts, V-guide belts and chevron belts. We also acquire and supply the market with a range of other conveyor system items, such as idlers and rollers, gear boxes, pulleys and lagging, sprockets and chains, and so on. Of course, if you are looking to purchase a system on a budget, we also offer a range of second-hand conveyor belts for you to consider.


With over 70 years of combined experience in the industry, we at Tribix are confident that we will have just the products that you are looking for. You will find that our team of sales consultants is always willing and able to impart with product related information and advice, and will gladly assist you with finding just the right systems, spares and parts that you require to keep your conveyor running smoothly for longer.
If you are looking for spares, parts, accessories or even complete conveyor systems to invest in for your business, Tribix is just the place to go. We will ensure that you are provided with access to a range of the best quality products on the market and make them available at cost-effective rates. Turn to Tribix for all of your conveyor system maintenance and repair requirements today.