A guide to diagnosing and eliminating problems

Here is an overview of the key operational and maintenance considerations for keeping the Floveyor’s high velocity rope assembly in sound working order. While it provides instructions for trouble shooting the most common problems, it is not a substitute for expert technical advice.


Floveyors’ high capacity and low power consumption make them an excellent choice for batch type operations. The key to long term low maintenance operation lies in caring for the rope assembly and replacing it as needed.

Any aero-mechanical conveyor is only as strong as its rope assembly. It is the conveyor’s arterial system essential to maintaining an effortless flow of diverse and often challenging materials.

Understand average rope life

As the Floveyor’s key consumable, the rope assembly on average will have to be replaced after between 3,000-5,000 operational hours.

A timely and correct maintenance regime can extend the operational life of the rope assembly to in excess of 5,000 and 8,000 hours. A poorly maintained Floveyor with an over tightened assembly may have a replacement time as low as 100 or 200 hours. Other contributing factors to early rope assembly replacement include, poor operational set up and neglecting to monitor and replace worn components.

Replacement timing is influenced by particular material characteristics and specific operational practices.

For example:

  • A poorly maintained Floveyor conveying extremely abrasive materials with an over or under tensioned rope assembly will require a replacement assembly much more frequently.
  • A Floveyor given correct preventative maintenance and conveying very light and gentle materials such as flour or dry tea can operate for well over 6,000 hours before needing a replacement assembly.



  • Minimise operational hours where possible
  • Avoid ‘running on empty’ unnecessarily, although there is no product in the system this can still fatigue the wire and decrease the rope life

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