Clean all the components.
Inspect the conveyor belt edges for damage. Tears or rips in the belt will usually start at the edge and run in
towards the center of the belt. Inspect the center of the belt. Damage or wear in this part of the belt may be the
result of the belt rubbing on the conveyor frame or may be the result of use and the belt has reached the end of its
Inspect all idlers. The shaft must turn freely. The outside shell of the idler should not be worn flat or have holes.
Replace the idler if the shaft does not turn freely or if the shell is damaged.
Inspect all pillow block bearings. If the seals are damaged or leak grease or if the bearing does not rotate
smoothly, replace the bearing.
Inspect the pulley shafts for damage and to determine if they are straight.
Inspect the pulley end plates for damage or cracks. Repair or replace the pulley if either end plate is damaged.
Inspect the pulley bushings. If any are damaged, cracked or worn, replace them.
Inspect the rubber cover on the head pulley. If it is worn through to the steel face of the pulley, it must be
recovered or a new pulley installed.
Inspect the hopper skirting and replace if it is worn to the point of not touching the belt when operating.
Inspect the hopper for wear and repair or replace as necessary.
Replace the hopper skirting bolts with new ones while the hopper is disassembled.
Install the two keys for the pulley into the head shaft.
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