When a machine breaks down, repair time often comes down to one simple factor – the availability of parts. Bag machines are no exception, and the availability of bag machine parts will have a huge effect on the speed and cost of the repair. With that in mind, it’s natural to want to stockpile parts, but keeping a backup for every one of the hundreds of parts in a bag machine is not really feasible, due to limitations of space and money. Choosing that parts to keep on hand for your bag machine is an important decision that could affect the productivity of your business down the line.
Bag Machine Parts
A bag machine is essentially driven by a large conveyor belt, and keeping that belt moving requires a system of rollers and pulleys and, of course, a motor. As the raw material is pulled through the rollers and along the conveyor, it will encounter heating elements that seal it, blades that cut it, and all manner of control arms and special devices that add features to it. In addition to these critical parts, there are dozens or even hundreds of nuts, bolts, washers and screws holding it all together.
Common vs. Rare Parts
When deciding what parts to keep spares for, there may be a tendency to lean toward the parts that are most common in the machine, such as fasteners. The problem with this logic is that these parts are often universal, and replacing them will be as easy as a trip to your local hardware store. It is more effective to stock the rare, one-of-a-kind bag machine parts, such as critical motor parts or specially designed heating elements. These parts could have you shut down for a long time, especially if you don’t have a good regular supplier.
High – Wear Parts
In any machine, there are some parts that experience more wear than others. For instance, in a bag machine, the drive wheels and pulleys are constantly turning, which makes them more likely to experience wear. A device that punches holes in a bag experiences repeated impacts, making it vulnerable to breakdown, as well. Once you identify these high-wear parts, it would be wise to stock replacements for them.
In addition to stocking replacement parts, having a good source for parts, like S.A.R.R industries, is also very helpful for reducing downtime due to machine breakdowns. Visit sarrindustries.com and see for yourself the selection of replacement parts available for your model of bag machine.