A modern box plant depends heavily on its conveying system to enhance the efficiency of its operations. That's why it's so important, when it comes time for the installation of a new conveyor system, that the work is completed properly and on time. It's all about minimizing downtime and boosting your plant's throughput.
There is a three-stage approach to implement when seriously considering safety at a corrugated packaging plant, or any manufacturing plant for that matter.
The first step is to keep anyone from getting near a moving part. Secondly, if that’s unavoidable, you want to make sure to provide audible and visual warnings. The final stage is mitigation—if someone manages to get into a situation they shouldn’t be in, you must provide additional protection.
If you listen closely, your conveyor systems are speaking to you. All of the squeaks, slaps, and grinding noises made by bearings, belts, chains, rollers and other vital components want your attention to head-off potential issues and reduce big-time replacement and other operating costs.
Once you've installed the perfectly-designed, top-quality conveyor line, you may think it's time to relax. But “smooth operators” know that regular monitoring reduces downtime, lost production and maintenance expense.