How to Maintain Your Conveyor Rollers

How to Maintain Your Conveyor Rollers

Understanding when and how to maintain your company’s conveyor rollers ensures the system will retain its quality and keep functioning long term. Regular maintenance saves time, money, and energy. It also ensures your products are transported through your workplace on a reliable conveyor that you and your staff trust is in good condition.

To help you know how to maintain your factory’s conveyor rollers, we’ve put together this guide. Let’s explore the most effective ways to perform conveyor maintenance.

Guide To Maintaining Conveyor Rollers

It’s important to know that different types of conveyor rollers will all show signs of wear and tear and need maintenance over time. Plastic rollers, gravity rollers, rubber rollers, as well as steel and stainless-steel rollers all have maintenance needs. 

Here are some rules to follow that will keep your conveyor rollers properly maintained:

Conveyor Maintenance Steps

  1. Regularly lubricate the pressure or drive screw and nut with oil. After a long time, these parts should be sealed with oil as well.
  2. Oil the roller bearings and drive chain after using the conveyor system. It’s best practice to ensure it’s the role of a staff member to oil these parts of the roller, this means someone is always monitoring whether the system needs maintenance or oiling.
  3. Clean your conveyor rollers frequently. Wipe down any debris or residue from its surface to keep it clean and hygienic, as well as to avoid any blockages in the system. Different rollers will have specific ways of cleaning them, for example, stainless-steel rollers should be sprayed with water and washed using a detergent.
Stainless Steel Rollers

As well as the maintenance that fixes an issue, preventative maintenance is also essential for conveyor system owners. This is a form of preventative maintenance aimed at finding small issues before they escalate into a big problem. It also makes sure your workplace’s system is running effectively.

Preventative Conveyor Maintenance

  1. Examine how the conveyor rollers are running and check if they’re flexible, the surface is level, and if the drive chain or belt is worn. 
  2. Monitor how the rollers are moving on the conveyor, they should all be running smoothly and in the same way. If one is wobbling or not moving, there is an issue that needs to be looked at. Check the roller bearings and see if you can fix the problem safely, if not, then contact a maintenance expert.
  3. Check the temperature of the lubricating part of the roller bearings after running the system for a long time. If this is very hot, turn the system off, wait for it to cool, and check for any potential problems.

Regular maintenance is an effective way to extend the life of a conveyor roller system. However, after a long time, conveyor rollers or parts will need replacing. Your business could also have grown and you need new conveyor rollers that better match your workplace’s needs. If you’re looking for high-quality conveyor rollers, get in touch with CAS Rollers today.

At CAS Rollers, we’re industry leaders in conveyor rollers as we offer bespoke rollers built specifically for your workplace’s needs. As a business, we offer a range of rollers including stainless steel, plastic, rubber, and gravity rollers, as well as a variety of conveyor accessories. Call us on 01604 592960 or visit our contact page to find out more about what we offer today.

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