Drive Rebuild Program
A 12- year – old drive arrives in our Dallas shop for inspection and possible rebuild.
Triple/S offers a drive rebuild program for drives manufactured by us for our product lines including the Slipstick Horizontal Motion Conveyor, the Texas Shaker Vibrating Screen, and other types of vibratory conveyors.
The drive rebuild program can provide longer life without having to purchase a completely new unit. You can return your drive unit to our Dallas shop and we will perform a complete tear-down and inspection of the drive. Or you can have one of our technicians come to your facility and perform the inspection and rebuild. After the inspection, we will provide you a detailed quote for the cost of the rebuild.
The Slipstick horizontal motion conveyor is virtually maintenance-free, as its unique design features a self-contained drive unit that has no outbound moving parts. And based on its relatively slow rotational speed, a typical drive unit will usually deliver more than ten years of life between service intervals, with only periodic lubrication required.
There are Slipstick drives that have been in operation since the 1980s. The simple, robust design of the Slipstick drive provides years of trouble-free service with periodic lubrication being the only routine maintenance requirement.
The typical sequence of inspected items once a drive is sent to our shop for inspection and/or rebuild: bearings, seals, sight glass, breather, belts, gears, weight stack hardware, visible oil/grease leaks, level in x and y, and inspection of the shafts.
The Slipstick drive can typically handle modifications to the original conveyor design without any changes; however, if needed, the drive weight stack can easily be increased in size.
The long-run investment in a larger heavy-duty horizontal motion conveyor outweighs those for a lighter-weight horizontal motion conveyor with a smaller drive size if a pan length extension is a potential. Smaller drive sizes would not be capable of handling the pan length increases required for future applications and the purchasing of a new drive or a completely new conveyor would most likely be necessary if a longer length is needed.