Sorter Got you Down? Time to Rebuild.
What’s a Conveyco Sorter Rebuild?
So now that you have had your sorter audited, received recommendations via a written audit report and have decided it is time to act it is time to schedule your Sorter Rebuild.
If your sorter isn’t performing like it used to, it might be time to audit your system.
Sorter Rebuilds are in most instances extremely time sensitive and need to be scheduled around the hours the Sorter needs to be in service. Careful planning to understand a client’s operation and the available window to perform the work is imperative so they do not experience any downtime.
To ensure that this happens on schedule and without interruption, Conveyco will make sure that all the parts identified to be in need of replacement during the audit phase are are dropped shipped to the location. The Conveyco team arrives at the job site a day prior to the rebuild to ensure that all the necessary equipment has arrived and is checked in. Additionally, a kick-off meeting will be held between the Conveyco technicians who are to perform the work and the client’s staff so everyone is aligned for the upcoming days work. Being prepared for the Sorter Rebuild is very important because it helps to ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible.
With the right up-front planning and coordination across the project team, a typical Sorter Rebuild can be performed over one weekend without any interruptions to operations.
Time to Rebuild Your Sorter
The Conveyco team follows OSHA guidelines and safety protocol while performing the rebuild to the sorter equipment. We also follow a well thought out procedure for each rebuild to be sure that no section is left out or overlooked. Some typical repairs that would take place during the rebuild are:
- Carrier chain replacement
- Replacement of damaged tubes and pushers
- Replacement of chain and pin guides
- Installation of new alignment guides
- Replacement of Novex pad
- Replacing damaged switch components
- Replacement of UHMW wear guides and blocks
- Replacement of worn sprockets
- Repairing carrier chain oiling system
- Alignment of switches including photo eyes and proxes
- Tensioning of carrier chain
- Installation of upgrade items:
- New carrier flight assembles
- This will allow you to convey a broader array of products, protect sorter from objects falling into it, and minimize down time
- New HD switches
- Which will increase divert accuracy, easy replacement with quick disconnects for photo eyes and actuator, this will increase uptime
- New Intellisort DCMs
- This will have a durable UL-listed case, or reliable control board, quick disconnects for photo eyes and actuator
- New carrier flight assembles
Once all the necessary repairs, replacements, and improvements are made the Sorter is put through a series of tests to ensure that it will perform once returned to production. Conveyco will stay on site for the first day of production after the rebuild to be sure that the client’s Sorter continues to run smoothly. Also, with this time spent on site, the Conveyco Support Staff will work with the maintenance team to show them what to look for if the Sorter experiences any further issues. Having a well-trained staff to help maintain your Sorter will help reduce complications in the future.
Now that Conveyco has helped Rebuild your Sorter and has prepared your team to maintain it, they will head back to the office and create a list of critical spare parts to have on hand. Should any questions arise after the rebuild or at any point with your entire system a staff member is available to answer any questions that may arise. Helping clients maximize the performance of their material handling systems over the entire life cycle is something that Conveyco takes a deep level of pride in.
How can we help you get more out of your system? Many times a businesses’ needs will change after the installation of a material handling system due to a new market segment, an acquisition, or some other variable that could not have been foreseen at the time of the original installation. Without change, the operation ends up driving its processes around constraints of the system versus the system complimenting the current requirements of the business.