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By |  March 1, 2021
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Haver & Boecker Niagara outlines daily, weekly and monthly inspection tips to keep vibrating screens running at peak performance. Photo: Haver & Boecker Niagara

Vibrating screens work hard to keep your product in spec. Like all equipment, they require proactive maintenance, wear part replacement and periodic upgrades to more efficient technology to maintain reliability and productivity.

We’ve outlined daily, weekly and monthly inspection tips to ensure your vibrating screen continues running at peak performance.

Daily

1. Lockout-tagout your vibrating screen. Properly shut off your vibrating screen, and ensure it cannot be turned back on until the maintenance is complete. 

2. Perform a visual inspection of the machine’s environment. Pay attention to debris on walking paths and workspaces, and ensure all informational signs are legible.

3. Inspect the machine for signs of material buildup or caking. Clean the machine completely, paying close attention to any areas where material may cake or build up.

4. Inspect the mounting system. Ensure it is secure and free from damage, paying close attention to cracks or other damage that could transform into a costly breakdown over time.

5. Visually inspect the machine for signs of wear. Check for cracks and loose components, which can point to larger issues that need to be addressed. Pay close attention to safety guards, ensuring they are firmly in place and not showing signs of being compromised. 

6. Ensure the drive bearings are properly lubricated and grease lines are intact. Inspect grease lines to confirm they are in good working condition, and tighten them if necessary. Also, take note of any excess lubricant leaking from the machine. 

7. Perform a visual inspection of the screen media. Ensure it is clean and properly tensioned, and free from damage or wear. If loose, increase the tension equally on both sides. Replace any worn or damaged screen media or bar rail liners. 

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Schedule a bi-annual PROcheck service visit with Haver & Boecker Niagara to ensure equipment is optimized for screening efficiency.
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Weekly

1. Inspect the central lubrication system. If your machine is equipped with one, perform a thorough inspection. Look for blocked grease lines or leaks. If you find any leaks, tighten the connections, as needed, and replace the damaged lines before continuing operation.

2. Check bearing temperature. Be sure the machine has been running for at least four hours to accurately assess their condition. Use an infrared thermometer to check each bearing’s temperature while the machine is running. 

Monthly

1. Inspect drive V-belts, drive systems and bolted connections. Perform a visual inspection of the drive V-belts and check the tension. If V-belts are worn, damaged or missing, replace them as a set. Check the drive system for leaks and, if found, tighten the connections and replace as needed.

Conduct a thorough inspection of bolted connections. Tighten loose bolts and replace any missing hardware.

Takeaways

Daily, weekly and monthly inspections, coupled with preventive maintenance, ensure your vibrating screen is running optimally, keeping your production on schedule and your productivity at maximum levels. Take that further by scheduling a bi-annual PROcheck service visit with Haver & Boecker Niagara. We use our signature Pulse Vibration Analysis technology to ensure your equipment is optimized for screening efficiency.

Contact Haver & Boecker Niagara today to improve your screening profitability.


Company information

Haver & Boecker Niagara
225 Ontario St.
St. Catharines, ON, CA L2R 7B6

■ PHONE: 800-325-5993
 EMAIL: info@haverniagara.ca
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