The Crucial Role of Preventative Maintenance (PM) in Conveyor Systems: Enhancing Efficiency and Longevity.

In the ever-increasing world of fast-paced industrial operations, conveyor systems play a pivotal role in streamlining processes and ensuring the […]


In the ever-increasing world of fast-paced industrial operations, conveyor systems play a pivotal role in streamlining processes and ensuring the smooth flow of materials. Heavy industrial manufacturing plants rely on these systems of intricate components such as chains, guides and sprockets to function seamlessly. To guarantee optimal performance and extend the lifespan of these crucial systems, regular preventative maintenance is paramount.

Conveyor systems are subjected to rigorous and demanding tasks daily, leading to wear and tear on essential components, potentially causing costly downtime and hampering overall productivity. With high quality manufactured components, consistent upkeep, the risk of breakdowns and disruptions reduces. This is where the significance of planned preventative maintenance comes into play.

Some of the key components in conveyor systems are: The Chain. Chains bear the brunt of heavy loads with constant movement, making them susceptible to wear. Regular maintenance, including tensioning and inspection, prevent issues such as chain elongation and ensure smooth operation. Here at Can-am Chains Europe, we are a leading provider of high-quality conveyor chains, emphasizing the importance of preventative maintenance to enhance the longevity and reliability of conveyor chains.

Sprockets are an equally vital component that require attention. Sprockets provide the drive and changes the chain direction along the conveyor path, playing a critical role in the system’s overall efficiency. Wear on sprocket teeth can lead to uneven loading and increased stress on the chain, risking system failure. Regular preventative maintenance identifies and addresses these issues promptly, good sprocket design minimizes the likelihood of unplanned downtime.

Chain Guide rails position the chain correctly within the conveyor, they are sacrificial and prevent wear to the conveyor system and are monitored and changed within the planned preventative maintenance schedule

Can-am Chains Europe specialize in providing comprehensive solutions for conveyor systems, offering a range of high-performance chains, guides, and sprockets. Our commitment to quality is matched by our emphasis on the importance of regular maintenance in ensuring the reliability of conveyor systems. By partnering with a reputable supplier like ourselves here at Can-am Chains Europe, businesses can access not only top-tier components but also expert guidance on design and maintenance practices to optimize the performance of their conveyor systems.

In conclusion, the regular maintenance and conditioning of conveyor systems, including chains, guides and sprockets, are integral to sustaining efficiency and preventing costly disruptions. Businesses must recognize the value of proactive upkeep to extend the lifespan of their conveyor systems and maximize operational productivity. Can-am Chains Europe stands as a reliable partner, offering not only premium components but also advocating for the essential role of regular preventative maintenance in the longevity and reliability of conveyor systems.

And this is where we really come into our own, with our new ‘Site Services’, which we’ll be launching in January 2024.  Our expert team of engineers will carry out maintenance on conveyor systems, change chains, guides and sprockets, as well as carrying out conditioning reports – watch this space for more information on this service.



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Can-Am Chains (Europe) Ltd
Unit 11 Kingfisher Boulevard
Newburn Riverside
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8NZ

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