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Most common problems and solutions to those problems

Is your industrial belt sander or belt grinder not tracking? Or did you just receive a new piece of  industrial equipment?  Is your abrasive chop saw bouncing when you cut your material? In today’s blog we cover the  most common problems and solutions to those problems.

Not having an abrasive sanding belt not tracking and or a cutoff wheel not cutting straight can be frustrating.  But nine times out of ten these are simple fixes that most people over look when these issues arise. below we go over many of those problems and what to do to correct those issues.

P: Abrasive wheels are bouncing when blade comes into contact with the parts.

S: Bring part front of center at least ¼” from center (some experimenting will need to be done).

P: My sanding belts keep ripping. 

S: Typically a belt can be stored for about a year or so and after that they can rip at the joints.  If that’s the case order new belts from your abrasive supplier.

P: My abrasive chop saw and or sander is rusting.

S: Use a coolant with an anti-rusting agent.

P: The coolant isn’t coming out of the flexible coolant nozzles. 

S: Check and clean the coolant tank weekly and clean more if your equipment is being using in a production atmosphere.  Check the coolant pump to make sure it’s function properly.  Check all hoses for holes.  Check the nozzles for any issues.

P: My abrasive saw spindle stopped rotating when the motor is spinning when I go to cut.

S: Depending on age the new v-belts either they have stretched after the first few cuts or need to tighten and or they have worn out. Either tighten v-belts by losing the four bolts and push the motor away from spindle and or replace v-belts.

P: My abrasive wheels walk when trying to cut my material.

S: You most likely have an inferior blade that’s not breaking down while it’s using to cut the material. So go with a reliable abrasive cutoff blade from a reputable manufacturer. The other possibility is the shape of part and needing to fixture it properly.

P: When I go to track my sanding belt it doesn’t stay tracked.

S: The drive pulley crown is worn and the pulley will need to be replaced or there is crud build up on the tension shaft and its needs a good cleaning or the spring is shot and needs to be replaced.  The other possibility is the belt wasn’t cut and glued right.  What you you will need to do is get another belt from a different batch.  If you have done this then the drive pulley needs to be replaced.

P: My machine didn’t come with a power cord with plug

S: Any equipment that’s purchase from us other than 1PH 115V will not come with a cord that is the responsibility of the customer to hire a electrical professional to properly hook that equipment up.

Replacement parts

What’s great about our industrial equipment where it’s a chop saw, belt sander, belt grinder  is that we have replacement parts available.  Standard equipment parts are in stock and one off parts are typically a week or two out depending on what the equipment is. Click here to shop for your replacement part’s.

Scratch and dent equipment

We’ve just added a scratch and dent store to our online parts store.  Inventory will be rotating so check back frequently to see what we’ve added to our scratch and dent equipment.  This equipment has been tested and sold as is. Click here to be taken to that page.

Conclusion to most common problems and solutions to those problems

Again in the short article we go over various problems that might come up with the industrial equipment if it’s been being used for awhile or if it’s brand new and we give solutions to those issues. .

Is your machine so worn out that replacing parts doesn’t make sense.  Give use a call at (269) 382-2050 and go the Kalamazoo Industries website and checkout what we have to offer by clicking here.

Since we sell our equipment through distribution calls us so we can help you locate your nearest Kalamazoo Industries machinery dealer to get your equipment on order today!