How to Properly Maintain Metal Rollers to Keep Your Illinois Business Going

In today’s world of instant gratification, it’s important to keep your facility running smoothly to ensure that you satisfy your shipping commitments. An important part of smooth and efficient operations is the proper maintenance of your facility’s infrastructure. The metal rollers in your facility are no exception. By performing daily and periodic maintenance to your facility’s rollers, they will serve you well for a long time.

Clean Up Spills Quickly

Although metal rollers are made with protective outer layers, their metal construction still makes them vulnerable to rust due to spills. Therefore, if you work in a facility where liquids are used near the conveyors, it is vital to have procedures in place to clean-up spills quickly. Having personnel who are trained in spill response and ensuring that you have the necessary clean-up materials available will help you keep your rollers in tip-top shape.

Lubricate as Necessary

Proper lubrication of your facility’s conveyor rollers is crucial for several reasons. First, if you don’t lubricate the rollers, they will create excess heat during their operation, which will cause them to wear out more quickly and could cause a fire hazard. Additionally, well-lubricated rollers move more easily, which means that less energy will be required to operate automated conveyors with well-lubricated rollers.

Replace Worn-Out Rollers

When individual rollers wear out, it’s important to replace them as quickly as possible. If you don’t, you could cause the adjacent rollers to sustain more wear and tear, leading to a bigger problem. By performing a weekly inspection of your facility’s conveyors, you will be sure to catch any problems early so that they don’t cause a domino effect.

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