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Conveyor System Maintenance Fundamentals
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Conveyor System Maintenance Fundamentals

2-Day Training Course: THE Essential Guide for Conveyor Maintenance. Learn to diagnose the fundamental design issues & other root causes that affect conveyor system reliability, & develop robust maintenance procedures to cover inspections, belt tracking, cleaning systems & belt splicing

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Discover how fundamental design issues affect maintenance and system reliability
  • Understand the 3Ts – Transfers, Take-ups and Transitions
  • Recognise how the 3Ts account for 50% of your conveyor maintenance burden
  • Learn the best practice conveyor inspection technique
  • Determine how to track a conveyor belt reliably
  • Discover how to set up a belt cleaner regardless of manufacturer
  • Identify the root cause of transfer related maintenance issues
  • How to eliminate poor belt splicing as a maintenance issue

About the Course

Conveyor belts are an essential component of most bulk material handling systems. Ensuring continuous and reliable function is essential to the productivity and efficiency of the operation as a whole.

In this 2-day course, our expert instructor will look at the root cause behind much of the maintenance burden associated with conveyor systems. Starting with the 3T’s – Transfers, Take-ups and Transitions – we follow through with practical maintenance procedures to cover inspections, belt tracking, cleaning systems and belt splicing.

The overall objective is not only to create a practical learning environment but to create a consistent approach to the way maintenance is conducted on the materials handling system.

It is also aimed at giving all participants the confidence to look at the problems they may encounter in a material handling system with an open and enquiring mind such that they seek the real causes to these problems.

Who Will Benefit

All maintenance engineers, mechanical engineers, maintainers, operators and reliability engineers responsible for the maintenance and operation of bulk handling systems


Knowledgeable, years of industry experience with a practical approach on how to identify issues
Maintenance Coordinator, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal

I most liked the practical examples and the wealth of experience Colin has and his willingness to share. He explained everything clearly and reiterated important aspects
Mechanical Engineer, Bechtel

Course Outline

Conveyors and their components

  • The components of a conveyor system
  • Key functions
  • How components interact
  • The importance of a holistic perspective

The 3 T’s

  • Transfers, Take-ups and Transitions
  • Conveyor belt transitions and why they are a problem
  • Take up design and why it is an issue
  • Transfer chute design and why they need to be designed correctly

Conveyor inspections

  • Getting the most out of a conveyor inspection
  • Techniques to facilitate the inspection process
  • Interpreting observations for accurate diagnosis

Conveyor belt tracking

  • The tracking process
  • Inspecting a conveyor belt
  • Analysing typical issues
  • Exercises and questionnaire

Belt cleaning

  • Theory and practice
  • Relevance of maintenance issues learned to date

Transfer chute problem solving on site

  • How to use site based observations to identify what is wrong
  • How to address the problems practically
  • Things you should not do

Belt splicing

  • Checks you should put your contractor through
  • Supervision and what you should look for
  • The difference between poor workmanship and bad luck
  • Outcomes and reasonable expectations that should be part of what your contractor guarantees

On-site & in-house training

Deliver this course how you want, where you want, when you want – and save up to 40%! 8+ employees seeking training on the same topic?

Talk to us about an on-site/in-house & customised solution.


Still have a question?

Sushil Kunwar
Training Consultant
+61 (0)2 9080 4395

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