Four questions to ask before hiring a conveyor

Site plants are the best choice for large quantities of loose material in large open spaces. Conventional site plants are not a good option if the site is constrained or awkward.

A temporary conveyor belt is an option when you face such a difficult situation. Many rental shops offer this equipment.

It’s not so simple.

Belt conveyors are specialized pieces of equipment that have unique characteristics. You want to avoid frustrating, expensive, and inefficient experiences. Make sure your conveyor works for you and that your supplier can fulfill your requirements.

The following questions can help you decide if you are looking for a conveyor supplier.

  1. What are the available types of conveyors?

Do they have a complete range of conveyor systems? Or a “one-size-fits-all” conveyor that is available to all customers, regardless of their application?

Conveying and Hoisting Solutions can solve many problems. They are also application-specific. No one conveyor suits all applications. A conveyor that is suited for moving 10 tons of sand from your home will not work well for moving 1000 tons of concrete and rock from a large demolition area.

There is a high chance that the conveyor your supplier sends you won’t be suitable for the job if they have only one or two conveyors. It could be too small to fit your job or too large to make you spend more. They may have a conveyor that works well for you. However, it is important to read the specifications carefully in order not to waste your time or money.

  1. Who will spec the conveyor?

If you are a conveyor expert, you will likely be happy to spec your equipment. If you are not an expert on conveyors, your supplier should be.

  • Specifying a conveyor requires…
  • Visit the site before you get a quote to assess and measure your needs.
  • To ensure that the solution works, check your power supply.
  • You can check your site to see if the conveyor is supported and make an alternative suggestion if it is not.
  • Discussion about your loading method and how it can be made to work

Identify a safe way to install or position the conveyor. Provide supporting methods statements and risk assessments, if necessary.

Conveyor guarantees that your equipment will function or we will refund you. Ask your supplier to provide a similar guarantee if you are not a conveyor expert.

  1. What should you do if your conveyor stops working?

It’s not necessary to mention how frustrating site downtime can be. Based on experience Conveying and Hoisting Solutions know that if a site has a conveyor, it is a site that revolves around the conveyor. If material can’t be moved away from the work area then work will stop. When the conveyor is broken down, it can lead to large numbers of people or machinery being idle and costing money.

What will the supplier do if the conveyor breaks down? What is their breakdown response time what can they do to prove that their quoted response time is possible?

  1. How often do your conveyors need to be serviced and maintained?

It is important to remember that conveyors are primarily made of wear parts. The belt, bearings motor, controls, and rollers all are wearing parts.

Choose Conveying and Hoisting Solutions who fully services all of its equipment between each job if downtime is costly. While it might cost you a little more, skipping maintenance is always a bad idea.

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