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Can a New Conveyor Belt Improve Your Bottom Line?

Posted in Conveyor Belts

When it comes to the manufacturing industry, every aspect that goes into creating your products affects your bottom line, including your conveyor belts. A poorly designed belt can cost your business product loss or downtime, all impacting your bottom line. Whether you a large manufacturer or a small startup, every penny matters. Is it time to upgrade your conveyor belt to help reduce costs and increase profits?

Signs it Is Time to Upgrade Your Conveyor Belt

Keeping your product moving is imperative to mass production. So when any of your conveyor belts breakdown, malfunction or lose product, it can cost your business plenty. While buying a new conveyor may seem like a large expense, it may increase productivity, making it a wise investment. Here are signs a new conveyor belt is the best choice for improving your bottom line:

  • High repair costs. Does it seem like your conveyor belt is being repaired more than it is moving? An aging conveyor can nickel and dime your business with ongoing repairs. It is better to cut your losses and start with a new conveyor.
  • Product loss. Is your conveyor not ideal for your product type? If you changed packaging or bought a used conveyor, it may not be the best type for your business or product. Getting the right conveyor for your product can have a large impact on your productivity levels.
  • Safety and efficiency issues. Some older equipment is poorly designed for safety or energy efficiency. Just upgrading your belt can reduce energy costs and injury liability.

If you are ready to upgrade your conveyor belt, trust a company that specializes in producing, customizing, installing and servicing commercial conveyor belts.  The right belt can make a big difference in your bottom line.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113


Choosing a Reliable Conveyor Belt Service Company

If you own or manage a manufacturing or shipping business that uses conveyor belts, you need a reliable service company. You depend on your conveyors to meet your productivity goals; a malfunctioning belt means not meeting quotas and losing money every hour it is down. It is worth the investment to have a service company that will be there to get you up and running fast the next time you have a conveyor belt problem.

Finding the Right Conveyor Belt Service Company

There are many companies that sell or repair conveyor belts; unfortunately, not all do both. While the company you bought your belt from originally may have installed it, they may not be available to fix it when it breaks down. What you need is a company that does both.

When choosing a conveyor belt service company, look for a business that will meet all your conveyor belt needs. This includes:

  • New conveyor belt sales and installation
  • Wide variety of belt types and parts
  • Troubleshooting and service options
  • Excellent customer service

Having one company that meets all these needs can save you both time and money. Whether you need a new belt or just need service and parts for an existing belt, you know who to call. Every minute of downtime is costing your business money, so having a company that can get your operations back online quickly should be the top priority.

Don’t wait until the next problem arises to find the right conveyor belt service company. Find a company that will be able to meet all your needs now, so when the time comes, you know exactly who to call to get the problem fixed, fast.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113


Who Should You Call to Troubleshoot Your Conveyor Belt Problem?

If you own an industrial operation which relies upon conveyor belts, you know how important these devices are to staying productive. Once these belts go down, you are losing time and money, making it essential to find the right conveyor repair and service company – fast! However, you want to choose a company that’s going to fix the problem right the first time, preventing further shutdowns in the future. Before calling a service company for your conveyor belt problem, consider these factors: 

–        Years of experience. You want a service company which has been around the block and has an established reputation in the industry. Choose a conveyor belt repair and installation company with decades of experience working on all types of belts.

–        Industry experts. While many companies dabble in several types of mechanical repair, they may not be experts in conveyor belts. To troubleshoot and repair a conveyor belt quickly and correctly, find a company that specializes in belt repair and installation.

–        Parts supplier. Choose a conveyor belt service company which will have the parts needed to repair your belt. A premier belt service supplier will also carry a variety of hoses and other rubber products which may be needed for your repair.

–        Offer fast, convenient repair options. An experienced conveyor belt troubleshooting company should be able to diagnose the problem fast, and offer solutions. Some of the best in the business can diagnose an issue right over the phone just from gathering the details of the problem, helping you get back up and running even faster. 

Once you find a conveyor belt service company you can trust, keep them on speed dial for all your service and installation needs. They are few and far between, making it worth the effort to find the right company that will be there when you need them.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113


Conveyor Belt Trouble

Let’s face it. No one wants down time due to a conveyor belt breaking or malfunctioning. Such delays cost valuable production time, resources and, yes, money.

As with any equipment, however, it is possible to avoid major complications by routinely checking and maintaining your conveyor belts

Following are some common problems with conveyor belts and possible solutions:

1. Excessive Wear Across Entire Belt –  If wear is even and widespread, then the likelihood is the belt is unsuitable for the application. You may need a stronger belt, or one made of textured material. 

2. Edge Wear – Edge wear indicates uneven tension along the belt system. The belt may need to be realigned or retracked. 

3. Belt Falls Off At Head or Tail Pulley – If the belt is loosening at either of the pulleys, the problem may be build up on the pulleys or belt system. This could also indicate improper loading of the belt. Clean, and reevaluate loading procedures. 

4. Belt Slips At Start-Up or When Conveyor is Running – If the belt is shifting in any way, this may indicate insufficient traction between the belt and pulley or build up of some sort. Readjust tension. Examine pulleys to see if there is any build-up, and clean, if necessary. 

5.  Belt is Cracking, Hardening or Swelling in Certain Areas – If you’re seeing physical changes in the conveyor belt, chances are you have heat or chemical damage.  Reexamine the belt application and consider using a different, more appropriate belt, or impose stricter clean-up standards. 

Though common, the above, of course, are just a few of the problems one can encounter with a conveyor belt. When in doubt, it is always a good idea to consult the original manufacturer of the conveyor belt if any trouble arises.

Posted on behalf of the King Group

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