CONVEYORS, SORTERS, AND
OTHER MECHANIZED EQUIPMENT
- You may not climb under
or onto or cross over a conveyor, sorter, or other piece of
mechanized equipment for any reason, unless the system is effectively
- You may not ride on any
of this equipment.
- Turn off the equipment when
freeing jams. Only trained personnel may clear a jam by mounting
the equipment. Before clearing jams or working on this equipment,
first lock-out at the source of power. If more than one person
is working on the equipment, they should all attach their own
- Shut equipment off when
you search for or pick up an item underneath it. Make certain
the equipment cannot be started unexpectedly, thus exposing
you to danger.
- Do not attempt to retrieve
fallen, misthrown, or caught mail from moving equipment.
- If a conveyor stops, call
the supervisor; don't try to restart it by pulling the belt
or by any other method, other than using the designated start
- Don't overload conveyors,
sorters, or other mechanized equipment.
- Use the conveyors only if
you are trained and authorized to do so.
- Riding on conveyors is prohibited.
- Keep the area around conveyor
loading and unloading points clear of obstructions during conveyor
- Stop the conveyors and Lockout/Tagout
the power source during maintenance, repair, and servicing.
- Lockout/Tagout the conveyors
in the stop position before an attempt is made to remove the
cause of a jam or overload.
- Make sure rollers or pulleys
at the ends of belt conveyors are guarded to prevent fingers
and hands from being drawn into pinch points.
- Plug the hand pendant into
the female socket (either end top or bottom).
- Pull the STOP button up
so you can turn the unit ON.
- Move the black rotary witch
either LEFT or RIGHT momentarily so the conveyor will go in
the desired direction. The
conveyor will run automatically in the desired direction.
- To change the directions
of the conveyor PUSH in the STOP button.
Once the conveyor has stopped, do steps 2 & 3.
- Stopping the conveyor is
done by the RED mushroom STOP button on your hand controller,
or for EMERGENCY STOPS ONLY use the orange cord that is wrapped
around the conveyor.
- To RESET the E-stop on the
conveyor after the actuation, do the following:
a. Check for the emergency
application, and make sure all personnel are in the clear.
b. Walk the length of
the conveyor and clear any obstacles and/or items that may cause
a jamming of the conveyor.
c. Once all is clear and
all the personnel are in the clear, you can reset the E-stop
- RESET PROCEDURE of the E-stop
switch: PULL the button on the top of the switch and PUSH in
the actuator. (Actuator is the part that has the cable for emergency
stop attached. The switch
is delicate and doesn't require much force to reset it.)
Note: To adjust the E-stop cable tensions use the turnbuckle that
is located on the opposite side of the E-stop switch on the conveyor.)