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Conveyors have two main items of expenditure:


The cost of the conveyor which also includes commissioning.


The cost of operation which includes maintenance, repairs and electricity.

When you carry on capital costs, you should not forget about operating costs, since the service life of your conveyor system ultimately depends on them. This is the only way you can be sure that you will provide the effective implementation of the planned business process.

Recommendations for increasing the service life of equipment:


Use only original spare parts that the manufacturer offers. Using third-party parts can shorten the life of your equipment.

Use the equipment for its intended purpose. Information on the operation of conveyor and sorting equipment is provided by the manufacturer.

Observe the operating conditions (temperature, humidity, etc.) specified by the manufacturer

Maintain the equipment in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, perform regular inspections to prevent breakdowns.

Choose your equipment supplier carefully. Pay attention to the access and availability of the offered components.

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There are conveyor systems from various manufacturers in the market. The component bases and spare parts from different manufacturers may differ. Most conveyor manufacturers create their own systems taking into account the specific size and type of gearbox, chain, belt or pulley. Make sure that you replace the failed elements with the original components provided by the manufacturer’s specification. The preferred option would be the maintenance and delivery of spare parts by the manufacturer. In the future reliable components will provide not only a longer service life of the system, but also a short downtime due to unscheduled repairs. By choosing original components, you ensure the durability and reliability of your conveyor system.


Operation in the wrong conditions reduces the service life of the equipment. Pay attention to the definition: the purpose of your equipment, the type and size of the transported goods, the characteristic loads on the conveyor. In this case, the equipment will effectively perform the assigned tasks. In addition, you can also plan further changes in the business process, which will be taken into account at the stage of project development. Thus, the correct distribution of the load on the conveyor is calculated on the basis of the weight and size characteristics of the goods, the jamming of the goods, the violation of packaging may be the consequences of an incorrect choice of the type of conveyor and its parameters.

The environment can play a big role in the operation of the conveyor. Factors such as: dust, oils, chemicals, abnormal temperatures, humidity, etc. negatively affect the condition of equipment not intended for use in such conditions. The manufacturer, notified in time of the above factors will help you to take care of additional protection of the equipment,.
So, some types of gearboxes, bearings, conveyor assemblies may be incompatible with low temperatures or increased dustiness of the room, which the manufacturer will also inform you about.

Conveyor maintenance should be regular, consistent and planned. Performing maintenance work will increase the service life of the equipment and maintain its efficiency. During maintenance, special attention is paid to the following units:

  • Stops and starts points of conveyors
  • Belts and connections
  • Bearings, universal joints and pulleys (must be checked and lubricated)
  • Electrical components, including electrical connections
  • Presence of noise or other problems

Regular monitoring of the system helps to identify problems, replace worn-out components in advance and prevent the occurrence of problems requiring urgenr attention.


If you purchase previously operated equipment, you should carefully study the information about the condition of the conveyors. Possible risks associated with the purchase of such equipment:

  • Equipment obsolescence, decommissioning. This entails difficulties with the purchase of a spare parts kit.
  • Lack of an original management system (because the original supplier is often not ready to bear the risks for maintaining the software)
  • Possible difficulties with the maintenance of the system. In this case, the buyer or intermediary is responsible for maintaining the equipment.

To summarize:


Your conveyor and sorting systems will last longer if you act systematically and consistently.
Pay attention to the purpose of the equipment and the assessment of its requirements. Use the equipment for its intended purpose in suitable environmental conditions, carrying out regular maintenance.
Following these recommendations, you will be able to ensure high-quality and long-lasting operation of your system.