Caring for Your Conveyors

Dec 4, 2020

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Which Screening Setup Can Optimize Your Crushing Operation?

Portable plants and other crushing equipment can come in many shapes and sizes depending on the needs of a producer. Just as integral to a crushing operation as an impactor or jaw crusher are the screens being utilized to sort product. With so many options and...

Eagle Crusher Company Updates – April 2021

Eagle Crusher Names New Del. and MD. Crushing and Screening Plant Distributor Eagle Crusher Co., Inc. is proud to announce GT Mid Atlantic as the new Eagle Crusher distributor for the states of Delaware and Maryland. The company will represent Eagle Crusher’s full...

Following Lockout-Tagout Procedure to Protect Crushing Personnel

In order to protect team members who are performing maintenance on crushing equipment like portable plants, energy must be completely removed and disconnected from relevant components to make maintenance safe through a process known as an isolation procedure or more...

Optimize Your Crushing with Eagle Crusher’s Configurable Designs

Working in the crushing industry can lead to some unique challenges on the job site. How to best lay out equipment to optimize production? What type of crushers are needed to reduce the material efficiently? Will one crusher be enough for the job? Eagle Crusher is...

Properly Feeding Material for Crushing

On a crushing site, there are many moving pieces and parts that work together to ensure that production is optimized and remains issue-free, like the loaders, the crushers, screening plants, conveyors, etc. Loaders transporting material to the crusher have the...

Reselling Portable Plants & Buying Preowned Crushing Equipment

Portable crushing plants like those that Eagle Crusher manufactures are engineered to be high quality and heavy-duty products in order to withstand the extreme amounts of wear and tear associated with crushing and screening materials like aggregate, concrete, and...

Eagle Crusher Company Updates – March 2021

Eagle Crusher Exhibits at C&D World 2021 The Eagle Crusher sales team exhibited our comprehensive line of crushing equipment and services at the C&D World 2021 Conference & Exhibition, hosted at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on March 21...

Wearing PPE and Crushing Safely

Heavy material like aggregate and concrete blocks can move around a crushing site quickly, from the loader, into an impactor, and out across conveyor belts. All of this moving material, paired with the site’s heavy machinery, can present job hazards. Crushing teams...

Powerful Portable Crushing Plants for C&D Recycling

Recycling materials like concrete and asphalt collected from construction and demolition waste through the use of crushing equipment like portable plants is an industry that has seen tremendous success for its positive environmental impact and cost-saving results....

Conveyors are valuable components of equipment like portable crushing plants as they are responsible for transporting material processed through the equipment for either further processing or to stockpiles.

Because conveyors are so vital to the crushing process, it is important to regularly care for and maintain these systems to ensure they remain properly configured and operational; this will help to optimize production and minimize wear and tear over time.

Caring for Your Conveyors

Perhaps the most effective way to care for conveyors is through proper and even belt tracking. Ensuring the belt is tracked in the center of the conveyor will prevent damage to the edges of the belt as well as unnecessary wear on other conveyor structures and components, like rollers.

To help keep the conveyor belt centered, it is essential to load material onto the center of the belt. If material is loaded off-center and favoring one side, the weight of the material could shift the conveyor belt, interrupting production and causing unnecessary damage to the equipment.

The other way to maintain a centered belt is by minimizing material from building up on the conveyor belt carrying rollers. Keeping these rollers clear is important as they are vital to the conveyor running smoothly and remaining properly supported.

Just as well, it is beneficial to assess areas like the tail pulleys, skirting, belt cleaners, etc. and ensure these components stay clean from buildup and free from damage. If something like the skirting rubber is beginning to wear too much, replacing the rubber will aid the conveyor and keep it on track.

Another factor to consider is the belt tension of the conveyor. If the belt is loose and drooping under heavy loads, it can stall and interrupt production. If the belt is too tight, it can introduce undue wear and tear to the head and tail pulleys among other components.

Finally, it is necessary to regularly lubricate conveyor components like bearings (about every 40 hours) and gear boxes (at a minimum biannually). By lubricating and monitoring the oil levels of conveyors, it will ensure they continue to run at their full potential.

Of course, after any maintenance on conveyors, it is critical to ensure any guards removed during the work are replaced and secured to ensure that personnel are kept safe and protected from the moving parts.

For a more comprehensive checklist of tasks that will care for your conveyors, we invite you to contact our Eagle Crusher service department and speak with a qualified Team Eagle representative who will be happy to answer your questions.

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Previous Posts

Which Screening Setup Can Optimize Your Crushing Operation?

Portable plants and other crushing equipment can come in many shapes and sizes depending on the needs of a producer. Just as integral to a crushing operation as an impactor or jaw crusher are the screens being utilized to sort product. With so many options and...

Eagle Crusher Company Updates – April 2021

Eagle Crusher Names New Del. and MD. Crushing and Screening Plant Distributor Eagle Crusher Co., Inc. is proud to announce GT Mid Atlantic as the new Eagle Crusher distributor for the states of Delaware and Maryland. The company will represent Eagle Crusher’s full...

Following Lockout-Tagout Procedure to Protect Crushing Personnel

In order to protect team members who are performing maintenance on crushing equipment like portable plants, energy must be completely removed and disconnected from relevant components to make maintenance safe through a process known as an isolation procedure or more...

Optimize Your Crushing with Eagle Crusher’s Configurable Designs

Working in the crushing industry can lead to some unique challenges on the job site. How to best lay out equipment to optimize production? What type of crushers are needed to reduce the material efficiently? Will one crusher be enough for the job? Eagle Crusher is...

Properly Feeding Material for Crushing

On a crushing site, there are many moving pieces and parts that work together to ensure that production is optimized and remains issue-free, like the loaders, the crushers, screening plants, conveyors, etc. Loaders transporting material to the crusher have the...

Reselling Portable Plants & Buying Preowned Crushing Equipment

Portable crushing plants like those that Eagle Crusher manufactures are engineered to be high quality and heavy-duty products in order to withstand the extreme amounts of wear and tear associated with crushing and screening materials like aggregate, concrete, and...

Eagle Crusher Company Updates – March 2021

Eagle Crusher Exhibits at C&D World 2021 The Eagle Crusher sales team exhibited our comprehensive line of crushing equipment and services at the C&D World 2021 Conference & Exhibition, hosted at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on March 21...

Wearing PPE and Crushing Safely

Heavy material like aggregate and concrete blocks can move around a crushing site quickly, from the loader, into an impactor, and out across conveyor belts. All of this moving material, paired with the site’s heavy machinery, can present job hazards. Crushing teams...

Powerful Portable Crushing Plants for C&D Recycling

Recycling materials like concrete and asphalt collected from construction and demolition waste through the use of crushing equipment like portable plants is an industry that has seen tremendous success for its positive environmental impact and cost-saving results....

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