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Keep Your Hytrol Conveyor System Running Smoothly

Most Hytrol conveyor systems are designed specifically to handle the customer's product(s) and normally run quite smoothly with little preventive maintenance. There are, however, a number of tips to remember to keep the system working at peak performance.

If you have questions about these or any other issues concerning your conveyor's operation or maintenance, please contact us at 262-650-7700. We'd be happy to help.

1 - Do Not Exceed Conveyor Capacity.

A conveyor has two (2) capacities... STRUCTURAL or Static capacity (given in lbs. per linear foot) and LIVE LOAD or Drive capacity. Exceeding either of these capacities could damage the conveyor and/or it's drive. If there are any questions concerning either capacity, or your product weight will change, contact us and let us help you determine the right capacity for your system.

Do Not Exceed Conveyor Capacity.
2 - Don't Forget To Lubricate Springs On Spring Balanced Gates.

If you notice that your Spring Balanced Gates don't lift as easily as when they were first installed, it's probably due to the springs becoming "dry." Try lubricating them with the proper oil and see if this will help loosen them.

Don't Forget To Lubricate Springs On Spring Balanced Gates.
3 - Lubricate Hytrol Reducer With Proper Oil.

A serious situation could arise if Hytrol reducers are not maintained with the proper recommended oil. Using the wrong oil could potentially cause the gears to wear out before their time. For more information, consult the Hytrol Speed Reducer Installation and Maintenance Manual.

Lubricate Hytrol Reducer With Proper Oil.
4 - Employees Working With Or Around Conveyors Should Be Familiar With All Safety And Warning Stickers.

Many times employers place employees wherever necessary to get the job done. However, if employees will be working near conveyors or doing a job that requires them to actually operate the conveyors, they should be aware of all safety concerns and warning labels.

Employees Working With Or Around Conveyors Should Be Familiar With All Safety And Warning Stickers.
5 - When Installing Long, Straight Conveyor Units, Use A Chalk Line To Mark The Center Lines Of Conveyors.

This is just plain common sense. Keeping the conveyors in line will help prevent out-of-square units and ensure the product moves smoothly from one end to another.

When Installing Long, Straight Conveyor Units, Use A Chalk Line To Mark The Center Lines Of Conveyors.
6 - Keep Recommended Spare Parts On Hand.

Users of Hytrol conveyors should keep a stock of recommended spare parts as part of their preventative maintenance program. If there is a question concerning what parts to stock, contact us at 262-650-7700 and provide the Serial Number of the conveyor in question. We will then be able to give you a list of recommended spare parts for that conveyor.

Keep Recommended Spare Parts On Hand.
7 - Permanently Installed Conveyors Should Always Be Lagged (Bolted) To The Floor.

Not only will this keep the conveyors in line and working efficiently, it will also help prevent accidents. A conveyor not properly lagged to the floor could potentially topple over.

Permanently Installed Conveyors Should Always Be Lagged (Bolted) To The Floor.
8 - Remember To Increase Horsepower If Conveyor Speed Increases.

Just increasing the conveyor speed to move products faster isn't enough. It is imperative that the horsepower be increased also. As a rule, it will take twice as much horsepower to move a package at 130 FPM than at 65 FPM. Use the formula to get an idea of HP requirements.

Equation to Increase Horspower is Conveyor Speed Increases

Remember To Increase Horsepower If Conveyor Speed Increases.


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