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PROliance Service Advisor

September 2017

In the Blue Mountains, just east of our headquarters in Walla Walla, WA we had snowfall at the local ski area this week. Fall is just setting in, but this early dusting is a stark reminder that winter is coming our way. Meanwhile, in the Blue Mountains of Australia, spring is on the horizon. Whether it is Fall or Spring where you are, it is a great time of year to audit your equipment and plan for any required maintenance.

Seasonal Maintenance Activities

Seasons

Whether you are getting ready for start-up or storage or whether you operate year-round, regular inspection of your sorters and shakers ensures efficient operation and prevents unscheduled downtime. Here are some things you should check during your scheduled maintenance activities.

Sorter Inspection:

Housing

  • Signs of corrosion or water intrusion
  • Doors close and latch
  • Door gaskets securely in place and in good condition
  • Lights and emergency stop button in working condition

 

Electronics, Cameras and Lasers

  • All working correctly
  • All necessary KeyWare® installed
  • GUI and touchscreen working

 

Utilities

  • Air and water pressure good
  • Thermostats set correctly
  • Incoming water temperature correct
  • Chiller refrigerant level correct and working properly (if present)

 

Clean-In-Place (CIP)

  • Spray bars properly positioned and working
  • Brushes and squeegees in good shape and actuating

 

Conveyor belt and frame

  • Belt in good shape, no fraying
  • Correct length
  • Discoloration
  • Tracking properly

 

Ejection System

  • Correct pressure
  • All valves working

 

Lighting System

  • Lamps installed correctly and operating

 

Vision System

  • Cameras and lasers properly normalized and aligned
  • Windows free of stains and scratches

 

Vibratory Conveyor Inspection:

  • Bed and frame free from cracks and damage
  • Spring arms and shims in good condition
  • Operating at correct speed and stroke

 

These are just a few of the items our technicians cover in our comprehensive equipment audit. Call us today to schedule one with your local technician and ensure you’re ready for the season ahead.

Do you have manuals for your Key Technology equipment? Our Technical Manuals are available online at http://www.keytechnicalmanuals.com/.

Do you need spare parts? Inquire online at http://www.key.net/parts-and-service/parts-inquiry.