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Para-Mount Feeder Troubleshooting

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PARA-MOUNT® VIBRATING FEEDERS

Troubleshooting Guide


 

MALFUNCTION

POSSIBLE CAUSE

REMEDY

STROKE or CAPACITY INCREASE

1. RUBBER SHEARMOUNT WORN.

REPLACE RUBBER SHEARMOUNT.

 

2. IMPROPER RUBBER SHEARMOUNT COMPRESSION.

REFER TO GENERAL ARRANGEMENT DRAWINGS FOR PROPER RUBBER COMPRESSION.

3. MATERIAL BUILD-UP.

CLEAN TROUGH.

4. ADDITIONAL TROUGH WEIGHT.

CONTACT GENERAL KINEMATICS’ ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
USA 815-455-3222
EUROPE +44 (0)1384 273303.

NOISE

1. LOOSE BOLTS.

TIGHTEN TO PROPER TORQUE.

 

2. BROKEN or LOOSE BOLTS.

REPLACE BROKEN SPRING.

3. HITTING STATIONARY SKIRT.

PROVIDE NECESSARY CLEARANCE.

4. WELD BREAKAGE

CONTACT GENERAL KINEMATICS’ ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
USA 815-455-3222
EUROPE +44 (0)1384 273303.

5. MATERIAL BUILD-UP.

CLEAN UP.

6. SECURITY LOCKNUT ON THRU ROD ( 2 Rubber Drives ) or THRU BOLT ( 4 Rubber Drives ) IS LOOSE CAUSING THE PIPE SPACER TO RATTLE.

TIGHTEN THE SECURITY LOCKNUT ON THE THRU ROD UNTIL THE PIPE SPACER COMES IN CONTACT WITH PRESSURE PLATE/S.

7. PIPE SPACER CONTINUES TO RATTLE AFTER SECURITY LOCKNUTS ARE TIGHTENED PER REMEDY 6.

REPLACE THRU ROD, PIPE SPACER, HARDENED STEEL WASHERS AND SECURITY LOCKNUTS.

STROKE or CAPACITY DECREASE

1. MATERIAL BUILD-UP.

CLEAN TROUGH

 

2. TROUGH HITTING STATIONARY EQUIPMENT.

CHECK CLEARANCE ON THE GENERAL
ARRANGEMENT DRAWING/S.

3. ‘V-F" COUNTERWEIGHT WHEEL BAD or *(LOST or LOW PRESSURE).

REPLACE BOTH "V-F" WHEELS, CHECK
AIR/HYD LINE.

* MAXIMUM FEED RATE PRESSURE MAY VARY DEPENDING ON DESIGN – REFER TO THE GENERAL ARRANGEMENT DRAWING/S.

MATERIAL CONVEYING TO ONE SIDE

1. MATERIAL BUILD-UP.

CLEAN UP.

 

2. LOOSE BOLTS.

TIGHTEN BOLTS TO PROPER TORQUE.

3. ISOLATION SPRING BROKEN.

REPLACE ISOLATION SPRING.

4. EYE BOLT or CABLE BROKEN.

REPLACE

5. MATERIAL LOADED TO ONE SIDE OF FEEDER.

CORRECT LOADING.

MATERIAL NOT CONVEYING or LOW
CAPACITY

1. OBSTRUCTION IN TROUGH.

SAFELY REMOVE OBSTRUCTION.

 

2. GATE CLOSED.

OPEN GATE.

3. "V-F" WHEELS BAD.

REPLACE BOTH WHEELS.

4. * NO PRESSURE FOR ADJUSTABLE FEEDER WITH 80 PSI MAX FEED RATE.

CHECK AIR SUPPLY & AIR LINES.

* MAXIMUM FEED RATE PRESSURE MAY VARY DEPENDING ON DESIGN – REFER TO THE GENERAL
ARRANGEMENT DRAWING/S.

MOTOR
MALFUNCTION

1. IMPROPER VOLTAGE.

CHECK GENERAL ARRANGEMENT DRAWING FOR PROPER VOLTAGE.

 

2. DISCONNECT OR STARTER.

RESET, CHECK OVERLOAD HEATER SIZE.

3. SINGLE PHASING.

CHECK CABLE, WIRE LEAD & CABLE CONNECTION (MOTOR CONDUIT BOX IS PACKED WITH DUXSEAL AND MUST BE REPACKED WITH SAME).

 

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