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Gough & Co Engineering manufacture high quality machinery solutions for a wide range of industries including foods, snacks, confectionary, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and recycling recovery.


We pride ourselves on excellent parts and service advice and help the customers on many levels. One aspect discussed with customer is the checks we would recommend in looking after your Gough equipment. 


The following lists will help identify any areas of concern and our Parts & Service department is here to advise on the best course of action. 

Gough Batch Sieve (GBS) Checklist

Gough Batch Sieve


  1. Check motor condition/safe wiring.
  2. Check toggle clamp tension.
  3. Check mesh / perforated plate condition (damage/dents/profile).
  4. Check cracks on deck rim and spouts.
  5. Check antivibration rubber mounts / wheel locking mechanism.
  6. Check condition of frame seals.


Gough Vibrecon® / Vibraflo® (GVC/GVF) Checklist


  1. Check air pressure on air bellows (6.5 bar correct working pressure).
  2. Check Supply Voltage is correct and isolator is working.
  3. Check toggle clamp tension.
  4. Check mesh / perforated plate condition (damage/dents/profile).
  5. Check cracks on deck rim and spouts.
  6. Vibraflo – check springs for damage.
  7. Vibrecon check air bellows for rubber perishing.
  8. Check chassis mountings / wheel locking mechanism.
  9. Check condition of frame seal

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Gough Swinglink® BUCKET ELEVATOR Checklist

Gough Bucket Elevator



a)  Material Flow and throughput.

b) Discharge ramps are operating on call and / or that the fixed ramp is aligned.

c) Power transmission drive chain alignment.

d) Torque limiter is not slipping. NOTE: That the clutch may need adjustment after the initial 20 to 40

hours of running as the machine parts bed in.



  1. Torque limiter settings – test for presence of oil, grease, moisture, corrosion on friction pads.
  2. Check transmission chain tension.
  3. Check bucket condition for broken corners & lips/missing buckets.
  4. Lubrication levels check if required.
  5. Drive chain greasing, shaft bearings.
  6. Elevator main chains- check slack take-up & adjusted correctly if necessary.




1.  Feeder flow and throughput.

2.  All tipping ramps are operating smoothly and linkages are secure.

3.  All buckets are secure.

4.  Inspect the elevator casing for material build-up etc.  Clean out where necessary.

5.  Visual bucket condition check.

6.  Slack chain take-up adjustment is set correctly.