Case study for Nissan Conveyor Maintenance


Conveyors at Nissan move material and goods throughout the plant and warehouses every day. Driven by either a belt or chain, they move at various speeds and angles. In many cases, a conveyor breakdown can shut down the entire operation until repairs are complete. The cost impact from a conveyor failure is significant.

Following a comprehensive maintenance program and using the right maintenance support equipment can prevent unexpected downtime.

Reaching equipment above the conveyor units also presents a working at height problem and effective safety management begins with an organisation ensuring that employees have fit for purpose, work at height safety equipment to use, on which they have been trained to assemble, inspect and use correctly.

Nissan found a solution with the LOBO System – which is a versatile work platform product that combines the flexibility and strength of traditional scaffolding with the simplicity and mobility of tower systems.

The unique and patented hand-adjustable clamp, when combined with the tube, allows the technician or engineer to create a work platform, of any shape or size, without the need for any tools. The system is made from modular steel components, which are easy and quick to assemble. It flat packs for transport and yet is incredibly strong.

Therefore, outsourced scaffolding costs can be substantially reduced, as your maintenance and production teams can assemble the system anywhere required. Perfect for accessing awkward areas above and around the conveyor units.

The LOBO System can be transported from site and assembled with ease from a flat pack, into any required configuration, by Nissan maintenance staff. It can be stored in a LOBO Towerstore unit when not in use.

The LOBO System is scalable, adaptable, and adjustable to meet Nissan’s on-going and changing requirements. Additional components can be added to alter the existing configuration to satisfy the demands of the next task.

Nissan’s initial investment is protected with a product that can be scaled up to meet future requirements. LOBO is a rigid and stable product, which meets or exceeds current safety regulations. LOBO Systems has also provided Nissan with fully certified training for safe assembly, inspection, and use.