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.
- 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.