Expert answers: how the lack of planning can cause severe downtimes to the operation

The programmed stops of the conveyor systems of a production are essential for the best performance of the entire operation, avoiding unexpected breaks in the belts, losses and, above all, to increase the safety of all employees.

For conveyor belts, these stops, when unscheduled, can mean great losses for customers. “An unexpected belt break can, in some cases, represent up to 11,000 tons of material that are no longer transported by the customer per hour. We are talking about losses that can easily reach millions of reais”, warns David Souza, Account Manager at Mercúrio.

These cases also involve other costs, such as emergency purchases and contracts and expenses with equipment such as cranes, for example. “Another very important aspect is employee safety. Scheduled stops are planned to avoid any type of unforeseen event, such as the sudden breakage of a belt which, depending on its size and characteristics, can cause serious accidents”, recalls Filipe De Carvalho, Technical Assistance Engineer at Mercúrio.

In addition to face-to-face technical visits, Mercúrio offers the Mercúrio Smart tool, available on the Mercúrio App. It allows monitoring the performance of the entire chain of belts, exchange history, alerts for upcoming replacements, among other services, in a clear and objective way.

Avoid serious losses and risks in your operations. Always count on the support of our team. Mercúrio offers all the conditions to meet the needs of its customers, with agility and security.

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