In busy industrial environments, conveyor systems must operate smoothly and as intended to keep the business functioning as usual. Conveyor maintenance goes a long way to ensure the entire system functions as expected and prevents severe problems while maintaining productivity and saving time and money. While proper care of a system reduces the number of times you need to replace conveyor parts, you will need to look at replacement spare parts eventually.

Conveyor systems incorporate mechanical components and moving parts that naturally deteriorate over time with frequent use. Even high-quality systems suffer from wear and tear. When the time has come for a replacement, you should replace conveyor belt parts to maintain optimal functionality and avoid potential damage to the entire system.


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why you should replace conveyor parts

You must identify conveyor parts that need replacing as soon as possible. A faulty component can cause other parts to break or may damage the entire conveyor system. Systems with weakening parts will also begin to perform slower and negatively affect your workforce’s productivity.

Conveyor systems should undergo regular inspections to identify faults and other performance or safety issues. It may be time to replace a conveyor component if the check-up finds a problem, there are recurring issues, you notice the productivity rate is decreasing, or the parts are particularly old.

It’s better to replace a conveyor part as soon as possible to prevent the system from being put out of use for a sustained period. If you stay ahead of the curve, you can schedule maintenance to replace the parts at a time that suits you, avoiding unplanned downtime. We recommend keeping a stock of spare conveyor parts on-site to keep downtime to a minimum and ensure you get back up and running within hours. Otherwise, you will have to order spare conveyor belt parts and wait for them to be delivered, which could take weeks.

common replaced conveyor parts

As we’ve mentioned, all conveyor parts eventually need replacing, even with maintenance. Specific conveyor belt components can be more susceptible to wear and tear, and we’ve listed some examples of the most commonly replaced conveyor belt parts below.


It makes sense that we start with the conveyor belt, which is one of the most significant conveyor components. There are many different types of conveyor belts designed for specific applications and environments. Modular belts, for example, feature interlocking pieces that are ideal of moving goods around corners because of their flexible shape and size customisation. A plastic modular belt is another type of modular belt that is easy to clean and resistant to wear. A roller belt is a type of conveyor belt that uses powered or unpowered rollers suitable for carrying heavy or large items. Other examples include flat belts, cleated belts, wire mesh belts, and telescopic belts, to name just a few.

Conveyor belts can commonly suffer from damage or splits. If the issue isn’t severe, it can be trimmed, and a replacement conveyor belt can be requested. The replacement belt will be installed when the conveyor system stops functioning or splits. If significant damage causes health and safety problems or prevents the belt from operating, a replacement will be fitted as soon as possible, usually within 4-6 hours.

Whether you have a roller belt, modular belt or another type of material, our vans are fitted with various replacement conveyor belt parts so we can get you back up and running ASAP.


Conveyor systems have several sensors for features like belt alignment, speed and motion detection, and safety triggers, to name a few. These conveyor sensors ensure the system operates as intended while maintaining health and safety. Therefore, a problematic conveyor belt sensor can have a significant impact on your operations.

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roller shafts

Roller shafts are round, stainless steel material that forms part of a roller conveyor. These roller conveyor parts are vital in smoothly transporting items from the start to the end of the system. You will usually need several of these shafts to form a complete roller system. When the shafts deteriorate with wear and tear, you will need to replace them to maintain optimal performance.


The bearing is a product that presses into the end of a conveyor belt roller. The conveyor bearings are crucial for helping roller conveyors rotate smoothly during their operations. Conveyor bearings are designed to carry heavy loads and, therefore, become unusable when they deteriorate too much.


Conveyor chains are crucial components, especially for systems like roller conveyors and plastic conveyor belts. Whether your system uses a metal chain, a plastic chain or another type of material, the chains link other parts of the system and ensures precise and smooth movement. If your conveyor chain breaks, it can lead to disruption to your business. Examples of common conveyor chain failures include overloading the conveyor, normal wear and tear, and accidents. Like other conveyor belt parts, you should inspect it regularly with chain conveyor maintenance and replace it when there are signifiant signs of deterioration. You should always follow weight limits and ensure the conveyor system does not attempt to move a load that is too heavy.


Conveyor sprockets are the mechanisms that transfer power from the source to the conveyor belt or chain. Your conveyor system may use one of several types of sprockets, from plain bore sprockets to idler sprockets, weld-on sprockets, and more. Your system's sprocket will depend on the design, type of chain or belt, load capacity, and operating conditions. A sprocket is usually a toothed wheel or gear that connects with the belt or chain to power the system's motion. Sprockets are often made with steel or cast iron to ensure the components can withstand demanding operations. As with other conveyor parts, sprockets can suffer from excessive wear from frequent usage, causing problems like improper engagement and slipping. Additional scenarios that may require a sprocket replacement include damage, misalignment and changes in requirements to the conveyor system.

drive cards

The drive card is essentially the control board that acts as the driving force behind the system to allow it to function. This electrical component is a critical conveyor part that powers the system, managing elements like speed, direction and other parameters. The card is often pre-programmed to operate as intended, ensuring it works correctly and efficiently. As with a lot of electrical parts, the drive card can deteriorate and hamper performance before eventually breaking. Our vans are equipped with essential conveyor parts, including drive cards, to carry out repairs or entire replacements to get you back up and running as soon as possible.


Another essential part of a conveyor system is the motor. Conveyor motors are the components that power the system and are responsible for driving the movement of the surface, such as the belt or rollers, ensuring that the materials move towards their final destination. Choosing the suitable motor that can carry your desired weight at the speed you need is essential. Factors to consider include length, weight capacity, speed requirements, environmental conditions, and the power source. You can use many types of motors, including AC motors, DC motors, servo motors, gear motors, and stepper motors.

An AC motor runs on alternating current and is a simple and cost-effective solution if you require constant speed and a fixed direction. DC motors run on direct currents and are best suited if you need continuous control over the conveyor's speed and direction. A servo motor offers high precision and control, making it ideal for accurate positioning and speed control. Gear motors use a gearbox to provide necessary torque and help reduce speed to increase efficiency and performance. A stepper motor moves in discreet steps, making it ideal for precise positioning and control applications.

As with all conveyor parts, you need to select the right motor for your purposes. Motors are critical functions; when they break, your system will be out of action. Maintaining your motors regularly and replacing them when necessary will ensure your conveyor system runs efficiently and reliably.

other conveyor parts

There are, of course, several other conveyor parts that make up a complete system. Whether they commonly need replacing or not, any part will likely deteriorate and require replacing at some point. Replacing components with spare conveyor parts is far quicker and cheaper than replacing your entire system. Some other replacement parts you may need include conveyor fasteners, conveyor clips and the conveyor drive unit.

Contact us today to learn more about the different types of conveyor belt parts and to secure your spare parts when you need them.

get conveyor spare parts for your systems

We can offer UK and international customers several replacement parts and spare conveyor components for their systems. Our parts are high-quality, original parts that will fit your conveyor system. Buying original parts is a safe option as you can be sure they are compatible, have been rigorously tested, and won’t invalidate your warranties.

It’s simple to order your replacement conveyor spare parts from Joloda Conveyor Services. Speak to our team about the spares you need and we'll follow up with a bespoke quote. If you want to proceed, we’ll process your order for delivery as soon as possible. We work with several couriers to get the parts to you quickly in any location.

We know it's essential for clients to get back up and running as soon as possible following a breakdown, which is why all our engineers carry spare parts in their vehicles. When attending your site, we will identify the problem and replace the necessary components there and then, preventing delays and further disruption to your business.

Whether you are looking to buy replacement conveyor parts or need urgent breakdown assistance, Let's Chat about your requirements.

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