Scrap Metal Balers Troubleshooting Tips

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Have you ever experienced scrap metal baler failure while trying to work with it? Well, it may be so frustrating when you don’t know what to do to remedy the problem.

In our mandate to provide the needed support for you, we have some troubleshooting tips here that will help you. Meanwhile, a scrap metal baler is a powerful machine that is used to cut and crush various kinds of scraps into shapes such as cuboids, cylinders, and octagons.

Without much adore, let’s look at common problems you may encounter and ways of solving them.

 

1. Failure of Motor to Start

Failure of a motor to start is one of the common problems people face with this machine. What are the possible causes and how can we solve them? Let's look at them one after the other.

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Possible Causes

Solution

1

There is no power to the baler

Check the fuses and the main power supply to ensure there is power.

2.

The switch is at the OFF position

Turn the key to AUTO position

3.

The voltage is very low

Kindly check the motor wiring or the motor nameplate to ascertain the fault.

4.

Burnt transformer fuse

Replace the burnt fuse of the transformer

5.

Bad safety door switch

Replace the bad switch with another one

 

2. Platen Does Not Move After Starting The Motor

Some of the common causes of this problem and respective solutions are:

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Possible Causes

Solution

1.

Rotation of the motor in a wrong direction

Check the motor direction and direct it to rotate in the right direction.

2.

Not enough pressure from the hydraulic system

Supervise the oil level and add oil to it if it is not enough

3.

A bad coil of directional valve

Replace it with a new one

4.

There is blockage of hydraulic system

Check the system and remove the cause of the blockage.

5.

Lack of power supply to the coil of directional valve

Check the terminal block to ensure that the voltage is 120V

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3. The Platen Of The Machine Moves Slowly

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Possible Cause

Solution

1.

There is a possibility of internal leaking of the hydraulic pump

Check the test pump. If it needs replacement, kindly replace it.

 

4. Loosing of Bales when compacted

Sometimes, you may experience loss of bales when compacted.

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Possible Cause

Solution

1.

There is a possibility of low hydraulic system pressure

Supervise the oil level. Also, check the primary relief valve setting

 

5. Shaking Of The Platen Chatter When Moving

There is how scrap metal balers shake when in operation.

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Possible Cause

Solution

1.

It is likely debris or dirt build up.

Check the wear pad and remove all the debris.

 

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