Signs your conveyor systems need attention

May 9, 2024

Keep your operations running smoothly 

In the fast-paced world of eCommerce, 3PL, warehouse, and fulfilment centres, the efficiency of conveyor and automation systems can make or break your operations. At Conveyor Systems Ltd, we understand the critical role these systems play in your business’s success. That’s why we’re here to help you identify the signs that your conveyor and automation systems may need servicing or replacement parts.


Understanding your requirements

 At CSL, we recognise that 3PL companies operate within a multifaceted environment where speed, accuracy, and reliability are paramount. 3PL companies are tasked with managing complex supply chains while meeting stringent delivery schedules and maintaining cost-effectiveness. Moreover, they bear the responsibility of ensuring seamless coordination between suppliers, carriers, and their clients customers.

Conveyor system and racking

Signs to look out for:

  1. Unusual noises

Listen for any unusual sounds such as squeaks, grinding, or excessive vibrations. These could indicate issues with bearings, motors, or belts.

  1. Decreased performance

If you notice a slowdown in conveyor speed or irregularities in product movement, it could signal underlying problems with the system’s components or alignment.

  1. Increased downtime

Are you experiencing more frequent breakdowns or unexpected stops in production? These interruptions may be a result of worn-out parts or inadequate maintenance.

  1. Visual wear and tear

Inspect your conveyor system regularly for signs of wear, damage, or misalignment. Look for issues like frayed belts, loose chains, or misaligned rollers.

  1. Changes in product quality

Keep an eye on the quality of products being transported. Any deviations from the usual standard could indicate issues with the conveyor system affecting product integrity. 

3d visual for conveyor system

Why should you act promptly?

Ignoring these warning signs can lead to costly downtime, decreased productivity, and potential safety hazards. That’s why it’s crucial to address any issues promptly to keep your operations running smoothly.


How can Conveyor Systems help?

At Conveyor Systems Ltd, our experienced maintenance team is dedicated to keeping your conveyor and automation systems in peak condition. Whether it’s routine servicing, emergency repairs, or sourcing replacement parts, we’ve got you covered. We believe that the best way to keep your systems running smoothly is Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) as our team can resolve potential issues before they lead to costly and disruptive downtime.


Take action today:

Don’t wait until a minor issue turns into a major disruption. If you notice any of the signs mentioned above or have concerns about the performance of your conveyor systems, don’t hesitate to contact our maintenance team. We’ll work swiftly to diagnose the problem and implement effective solutions to minimise downtime and maximise efficiency.

Ensure the seamless operation of your business by staying vigilant and proactive when it comes to your conveyor and automation systems. If you see or hear any issues, please reach out to Conveyor Systems Ltd today for expert assistance and peace of mind. Even if we didn’t install your system we can help.

To find out more about how Conveyor Systems Ltd can help contact us on 01283 55 22 55 or email


It is important that you do not try and carry out repairs on the conveyors or automation equipment unless you are trained or competent. Conveyors need isolating before any maintenance is carried out.

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