Conveyor System Maintenance and Mechanical Servicing: Ensuring Smooth Operations

At Conveyor Systems Ltd (CSL), we understand that a conveyor system is a sophisticated machine comprising numerous moving components, all susceptible to wear and tear through regular usage. At CSL, we stress the importance of mechanical servicing and planned preventative maintenance (PPM). Our mission is clear: to guarantee that your system keeps running seamlessly.

Safety First: Our Core Principle

Safety lies at the heart of our maintenance services. Proper upkeep of conveyor system features is essential for their effective operation, ensuring both compliance with regulations and the safety of your workforce.

For instance, finger guards play a pivotal role in protecting workers from potential harm, ranging from clothing entanglement to severe injuries. Routine maintenance not only keeps these guards secure but also ensures their ongoing effectiveness.


Addressing Safety Concerns with Belt Conveyors

In the realm of belt conveyors, misaligned belts can introduce significant safety risks, such as unwanted spillage or even fires ignited by friction. Regular maintenance routines enable the early detection of misalignment issues, allowing for swift corrective measures before they escalate into safety hazards.

Safety Considerations for Roller Conveyors

Roller conveyors come with their own unique set of safety considerations. Regular inspections are crucial to confirm that rollers rotate freely without any signs of wear or seizing. Seized rollers can lead to product build-up, placing strain on the system and potentially causing hazards.

The Crucial Role of Regular Maintenance

No matter the type of conveyor system you operate, maintenance remains pivotal. Belt conveyors demand frequent inspections to prevent slippage and excessive wear, while roller conveyors necessitate check-ups to identify worn-out rollers and ensure proper alignment.

Why Trust Conveyor Systems Ltd?

Our goal is simple: we want your conveyor system to operate smoothly and at peak efficiency. Our proficient team extends its maintenance expertise to any conveyor system, regardless of its supplier. You can rely on us for the reliability and longevity of your conveyor system.

Invest in the Future of Your Conveyor System

Invest in the future of your conveyor system by securing the support it truly deserves. Reach out to us today to learn more about our Conveyor Care contracts. Remember, a well-maintained conveyor system is the key to a safe and efficient workspace. Trust in CSL for the continued success of your conveyor system. Ensure its longevity and optimal performance with Conveyor Systems Ltd.

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Conveyor System Maintenance and Mechanical Servicing FAQs

How do you ensure the ongoing maintenance of automation systems?

At CSL, we offer comprehensive maintenance services designed to proactively address any issues that may arise with your automation systems. Our team conducts regular inspections, performs necessary repairs, and ensures that your systems operate at peak efficiency. This approach minimises downtime and optimises productivity, providing you with reliable, long-term support.

What are the signs that indicate our conveyor system may need repairs or upgrades?

Signs indicating the need for repairs or upgrades include increased noise, decreased throughput, frequent breakdowns, excessive wear on components, and safety hazards. Our technicians can assess your system and recommend appropriate solutions. Find out more here.

Do you offer emergency repair services for unexpected conveyor failures?

Yes, Conveyor Systems Ltd understands the importance of minimising downtime. We offer emergency repair services to address unexpected conveyor failures promptly and efficiently, ensuring minimal disruption to your operations. As part of our Service Level Agreement with you our engineers can be on site quickly if needed. This is determined by the agreement from the onset of the contract. 

Carrying out regular service work on your conveyor system will significantly reduce the risk of breakdowns and can highlight parts that need replacing before they fail.

Our Maintenance options include:


  • Annual service contracts
  • Ad-hoc/reactive service visits
  • Visual inspections Scheduled/Preventative maintenance visits
  • Wear part replacement programmes
  • System health checks
  • Remote dial in health checks


We understand the importance of your conveyor system within your warehouse/fulfillment centre/factory, in the rare event of a breakdown we will organise one of our qualified/experienced engineers to visit site ASAP and carry out the repairs needed to get you operational again.

We can repair conveyors installed by ourselves and other integrators, our engineers specialise in equipment manufactured by Conveyor Units (Uni-XU), Interroll, Ambaflex, Qimarox, Intralox, etc.

Spare Parts

Having a supply of consumable and critical spare parts on site is always highly recommended, we estimate that more than 85% of equipment breakdowns can be repaired on the initial engineer visit if parts are held on site!

The supply of spare parts could involve anything from adhoc ordering of individual parts, “front line” breakdown spares kits, critical wear parts or comprehensive spares packages to suit your bespoke system which can fitted by either your in-house maintenance engineers or fully experienced CSL engineers. Spare parts packages can be mechanical, electrical or control based or even a mix to suit your system and requirements.

We can supply both from our own stock of critical genuine spares and a large inventory from our suppliers. Expedited delivery options are also available.

Modernisation & Upgrades

However well designed a conveyor system layout is, sometimes changes in products, company direction, increases in throughputs or changes in scope occur, meaning the previous conveyor system will need changes.

These changes often include:

  • Re-configurations
  • Upgrades
  • Extensions
  • Relocations
  • Fire escape route changes
  • Change in routes/scope or function
  • Safety system upgrades
  • Improvements in energy efficiency
  • Control and software changes

Our continual improvement programs will help you to optimise workflow while also reducing the operation costs. CSL understand the importance of your conveyor system and will define a detailed plan of implementation to minimise downtime and disruption.

By carrying out these changes not only does it save money over a new system it also cuts down on downtime and environmental wastage.


Over time safety requirements and legislation change, to help keep your conveyor system compliant and operationally safe CSL can carry out modifications to an existing system and its safety functions.

Often the suggested safety upgrades and modifications include:

  • Electrical
  • Pullcord e-stop systems
  • Additional & relocation of e-stops
  • Safety barriers & bump stops
  • Pedestrian barriers including gates
  • Traffic barriers
  • Build back sensors
  • Walk over structures
  • Retro fitting lift up gates

A lot of these changes are simple and can help organisations remain safe and complaint with health and safety legislation. A quick on-site survey can help us identify possible improvements and make suggestions for these changes.


Relocations & Decommissioning

For multiple reasons materials handling systems need relocating, this is usually within the same building or to a new facility. Our project team will carry out a site and equipment survey and will produce a project plan. This would be similar to the work carried out when the system was initially installed and will ensure the equipment will fit in the new location either in the same layout or with a re-configuration.

The equipment will then be disconnected and moved to the new location before being re-fixed and re-connected, this might also involve adding to the system or making software and control modifications.

Our projects and engineering teams can also assist with complete end of usable life decommissioning prior to recycling, this includes disconnecting and making safe the electrics, removal and palletising before collection.

Creating relationships that last

We are proud to have completed installations for many major organisations, forging strong relationships and continuing to provide automation solutions through ongoing maintenance or follow-on projects due to expansion and our customers’ trust in CSL to meet and exceed their needs.