Conveyor Belt Cleaning Challenges

Conveyor Cleaning Challenges Faced by Every Factory Worker

You know that your most important task is to ensure the hygiene of your conveyor belt hygiene. Once it isn’t working properly, it will affect the entire production process off the schedule, resulting in you lose in money as well as productivity.

Prevent this by understanding what works for your conveyor belt cleaning system. Regular monitoring and measuring the result will help to find problems as well as solutions. If you are still using the manual cleaning system, it is probably time for you to get rid of the old method and shift to the new cleaning system that does not only do good for your production but also the earth.

 

Conveyor Belt Cleaning Challenges

 

1. Production Downtime

Traditionally cleaning of conveyor belts has been regarded as a very labour-intensive task that requires lots of time and physical effort -- in extreme cases sometimes the conveyor needs to be dismantled to clean. This leads to an increased production downtime so you would need to find a system that will enable the conveyor belt to be cleaned while running to maintain efficiency and saving hours of loss in production time and manual labour time.

Our system supports inline cleaning that can run while you’re in the production. The belt can be cleaned much more quickly and consistently, releasing it back to production with the minimum of delay.

2. Stubborn Spillages and Carryback

Milk, blood, clay, or mineral ores are one of the examples of many stubborn spillages that can further result in conveyor carryback, material loss, equipment damage, also the extra time to clean it.

Any materials that cling to the belt accumulates under the conveyor system or even buildup on idler rolls and pulleys. Over time it adds up to a disturbing buildup that will need to be taken care of. This possibility of carrybacks adds up to costs as it can damage the rollers and idlers, and generally can hold back your conveyor system from performing at its best.

3. Unsafe Chemicals

Removing chemical disinfectants from the cleaning system will save you both cost and production risks.

Detergents can only be allowed at the very most for 15 minutes before it dries up, stick into the belt and supports the growth of biofilms. We have to constantly ensure that all cleaning chemicals are removed before the production and another pH testing to be conducted to ensure the belt is detergent-free.

Using a steam machine can save you time, effort, and chemicals. While the heat kills bacteria instantly, you don’t necessarily need detergent in the cleaning process.

Using a combination of brushes and dry steam vapour generators, our machines are effective at removing particles left over from manufacturing, pharmaceutical debris and food spills. The result will leave a clean surface and eliminates any risk of contaminating the next production. It also prevents disease outbreaks, by sanitising surfaces which can harbour food particles which provide nutrients for mould or fungal growth.

4. Water Waste

We keep talking about preserving the environment but we don’t count our water waste. How many gallons of water needs to be used to clean conveyor belts? To tackle this problem, use equipment that does not consume much water. The steam machine requires less than 15 litres of water per hour. It helps through the use of continuous superheated dry steam at +180 degrees Celsius.

In addition to time-saving, the Conveyor Belt Cleaner also reduces both water and chemical usage. This is possible through the use of continuous 94% superheated dry steam that requires less than 15lt of water per hour. Extra high +180°C steam temperatures produced by Tecnovap steamers also sanitise most surfaces on contact eliminating the need for most chemical disinfectants.

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