DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (March 30, 2011) - Flexco recently introduced the Conveyor Audit Program, designed to help operations evaluate the performance of their conveyor systems. The program allows them to proactively address belt conveyor concerns before they lead to costly repairs and unscheduled downtime.
As part of this program, Flexco field specialists will visit the operation and evaluate the entire conveyor system. These specialists are knowledgeable experts with strong technical skills and years of hands-on training with conveyor systems and components. Focusing on issues such as spillage, carryback, and mistracking, the specialists will record their findings and return to the operation with a complete presentation on the system, identifying immediate needs, and suggested future fixes.
"Owners and operators that are around the conveyors every day may not notice the slight changes in the system, while a fresh set of eyes can," said Rich Gilman, global service program manager for Flexco. "Instead of waiting for something to go wrong, they can address the issues proactively, saving time and money in unscheduled downtime."
Audits are recommended at least once a year, are conducted at no charge to the operation, and can be scheduled through a Flexco distributor or their local territory manager.
"At Flexco, we feel that it is a good rule of thumb to inspect and perform maintenance on all of your conveyor system components as part of an overall maintenance plan. An audit is a good start," Gilman said. "We've had people come back after an audit to tell us that simply reducing the amount of time spent cleaning up carryback materials is a cost savings in itself."
Flexco specialists will also perform separate cleaner audits, lagging audits, and roller audits by request. For more information on the Flexco Conveyor Audit Program, or to schedule your audit, contact a Flexco distributor or your local territory manager.
For more information on Flexco products, programs, and services, or to find a distributor in your area, log on to www.flexco.com.
Flexco provides the world's belt conveyors with efficient, safe products, services, and solutions for splicing, belt cleaning, belt tracking, spillage, and slippage. The company is based in Downers Grove, Illinois and operates subsidiaries in Australia, Chile, China, England, Germany, India, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa. Flexco markets its broad line of products through a worldwide network of distributors, under the Flexco®, Mineline®, Rockline®, Eliminator®, and Tasman Warajay Technology(TM) names.