143 Materials Handling Maintenance

Much energy is used in materials handling. Proper maintenance can reduce this amount of energy in the operation of lift trucks, conveyors, and the ancillary bat

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Fig. 14.9 Disk-type steam trap. (Courtesy of Armstrong Machine Works.)

Fig. 14.10 Thermostatic steam trap (bimetal).

Fig. 14.9 Disk-type steam trap. (Courtesy of Armstrong Machine Works.)

Fig. 14.10 Thermostatic steam trap (bimetal).

teries, motors, fans, and tires. The proper maintenance actions are described in great detail in the operating and maintenance manuals of equipment manufacturers, and much of this material is condensed from those publications. For detailed instructions on the maintenance of a particular equipment item, refer to the manual for that item. The material in this chapter can, however, be used to develop check-off lists and to give a good idea of the types and amounts of maintenance required.

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