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Troubleshooting

We Build Durable, Reliable Elevators, Bulk Flow or En-Masse Chain Conveyors That Give Our Customers Many Years of Dependable Service.

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Possible Causes:

  • Misalignment of sprockets
  • Too little or too much slack
  • Inadequate lubrication
  • Loose bearings
  • Chain or sprocket worn out

What to do:

  • Check alignment and correct
  • Adjust centers for proper slack, or idler take-up
  • Lubricate properly
  • Draw up all bolts
  • Replace chain and/or sprocket

Possible Cause:

  • Misalignment

What to do:

  • Remove chain and correct alignment of sprockets and shafts

Possible Causes:

  • Chain worn out
  • Excessive chain slack
  • Material build-up on sprocket tooth pockets

What to do:

  • Replace the chain and sprockets
  • Adjust take-up for proper slack
  • Remove material build-up in sprocket tooth pockets

Possible Causes:

  • Badly worn sprockets
  • Heavy or tacky lubricants
  • Material build-up in driver sprocket teeth

What to do:

  • Replace chain and sprockets
  • Clean and lubricate
  • Remove material build-up

Possible Causes:

  • Heavy shock or suddenly applied loads
  • Material build-up in sprocket tooth pockets
  • Inadequate lubrication
  • Chain or sprocket corrosion
  • Worn sprockets

What to do:

  • Reduce shock loads (easy starts assure long life)
  • Remove material build-up from sprocket tooth pockets
  • Lubricate properly
  • Protect from corrosion
  • Replace sprockets

Possible Causes:

  • Excessive chain stack
  • One or more stiff chain joints
  • Worn chain

What to do:

  • Adjust chain take-up or idler
  • Replace stiff links
  • Replace chain

Possible Causes:

  • Inadequate lubrication causes wear
  • Corrosion
  • Material build-up in chain joint
  • Misalignment

What to do:

  • Remove chain if dirty or corroded…clean and lubricate properly
  • Protect chain from corrosion
  • Clean and lubricate more often
  • Check sprockets and shaft alignment

Possible Causes:

  • Operating in excess of recommended maximum speed
  • Insufficient amount of lubrication
  • Chain or shaft rubbing against and obstruction

What to do:

  • Check drive for recommended speed
  • Increase lubrication frequency
  • Remove obstruction against which chain rubs

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