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How Do I Choose the Best Second Hand Conveyor Belt?

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  • Written By: Lakshmi Sandhana
  • Edited By: PJP Schroeder
  • Last Modified Date: 12 June 2018
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Investing in a second hand conveyor belt can be an extremely good choice for your business, provided you take several factors into account. It is important to choose a used conveyor belt system from a reliable source and inspect its condition thoroughly before purchasing it. It is also vital to make sure that it suits your purpose.

Using second hand conveyor belts can help you to drastically reduce your equipment costs. The first thing to consider is where to buy the equipment from. A company that is getting rid of its conveyor belts because it is upgrading to better equipment is not necessarily a good choice. They may retain certain components that you will have to buy separately, or they may focus on selling off their most outdated equipment to you.

It is better to buy second hand conveyor belts from companies that are going out of business or are completely shutting down. You are more likely to receive a second hand conveyor belt system with all its parts, which you can begin operating immediately. If you buy a system at an auction, you may not be able to raise a complaint if certain parts are missing or have been tampered with. It is better to try to source your system through a reliable retailer who deals with second hand conveyor belt systems.

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The next factor to consider is the condition of the entire system. It is wise to get the conveyor belt checked out by an expert if you don’t have thorough knowledge of these systems. Inspect the belt to determine if it still has enough tensile strength. Check the belt for wear and tear, and evaluate whether it possesses enough impact resistance to be able to bear the load if the product falls onto the belt. Note whether the system has a good running speed and if its performance is consistent.

A second hand conveyor belt system is only a bargain if it suits your purpose. Quite a few conveyor systems are custom made to suit certain requirements. Check to see whether the system you are considering will run in your production environment and if it needs to be supplemented with additional components.

Used conveyors can be found at extremely discounted rates, and you can easily realize huge cost savings if you are open to mixing and matching compatible components. You might find it very easy to choose the best second hand conveyor belt for your business amidst all the used conveyors out there because the resale market for a second hand conveyor belt is quite limited.

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