Finding solutions to operational issues can be a game changer!
The initial point of a conveyor belt survey, also called a plant survey, is to detect what type of belting is used in an application. That’s because there’s a big difference between heavy-duty and a lightweight conveyor belts.
Did you know? All belt specs are not created equal! They are not apples to apples and therefore cannot be viewed in a 1:1 ratio.
During a conveyor belt survey, each conveyor line is walked to identify the current belt spec in use. Additional details about the conveyor belt are also recorded, like:
- Width and length.
- Required fabrications.
- How it runs in the application.
- Facts about the belt itself (plies, thickness, etc.).
All these things together provide relevant data so an asset can be properly managed and the full benefits of a conveyor belt survey can be received.
A conveyor belt survey offers a way to simplify a complicated fabrication process. Thanks to the work done ahead of time, a made-to-order, customized conveyor belt that can’t be managed as a part number can be treated like one.
So, the next time that conveyor belt is needed, it can be ordered with an account on Motion.com.
Identify Solutions to Issues
Once the conveyor belt survey is complete, the data can be assessed. During the assessment conveyance solutions are amplified:
- Increased efficiencies in how the conveyor is running or installed.
- Optimized and improved belt specs for proper application use.
- Standardization so multiple conveyor belt specs can convert to a single spec used in many places.
Together, these solutions lead to cost savings.
Generate Cost Savings
Cost savings from conveyor belt surveys are achieved in various ways – from product throughput, to how often a belt is replaced, to costs associated with downtime and labor costs to get back up. For example:
- Elongating the life of the belt: Belt specs should be determined by what’s being conveyed, conveyor speed and what is trying to be accomplished. Using the right spec can expand how long a belt is in service. That means more uptime and less reordering in the same timeframe.
- Eliminating material spills: Sometimes, all a conveyor system needs is proper skirting and appropriate cleat configurations to keep material on the conveyor belt. That means less cleanup and fewer labor hours.
- Faster splice: There are many different splicing options. Some applications don’t need vulcanization and can use Super-Screw®. That means shorter downtime and more throughput.
A good partner adds value by managing conveyor belting needs as well as helping operations accomplish their goals financially through cost savings and improved efficiencies. Therefore, a conveyor belt survey is the first step in that partner journey!
Are you ready to see how a conveyor belt survey can save you time and money? Then contact us today to set up a visit from a Mi Conveyance Solutions belt specialist!