Our immediate reaction when our roll bender fails to function properly is to bring it to the mechanic or if it still under warranty, send it back to the manufacturer. We also tend to lose our cool easily when a machine malfunctions, especially when we are in the middle of an important project and bending steel sheets is the foundation of that project.
These reactions are, of course, warranted and because you spent an enormous sum of money in buying the machine; you have the right to rant and throw a tantrum.
But that’s what happens when you buy the first roller for sale that you see. If you don’t do enough research, failing to check the reputation and legitimacy of the distributor, you end up with a subpar machine that malfunctions the moment you give it a whirl. It is important to use only tools from trusted brands, such as Baileigh.
You don’t have to throw a fit, though, every time your machine fails to start, calibrate, or bend the steel or metal sheet at the right curvature. You can do basic troubleshooting to determine and fix the problems with the machine. Here’s how:
Check the electrical outlet and cables
Sometimes, it’s as simple as the machine not being plugged correctly to the right outlet. You may also need to check your wall outlet if it works with other equipment. The flow of electricity in your building may be the problem and not the machine itself. You should also look into the cables that connect each part of the machines. Cables tend to get loose so simply tighten them up and see if the machine will work.
Check the belts
Similar to the cables, the belts that move the metal sheet into the feeder may also be the reason why the machine is malfunctioning. If the belt has been worn out or there is a slight tear on its edges due to frequent use, the machine may not be able to move the belt correctly.
Check if there are obstructions in the feeder
The feeder is where the metal or steel is being placed. You can check if there are obstructions in there by lifting the heavy upper part of the machine. That will allow you to look into the feeder and check it for pebbles, sand, strands of hair, and anything that might have been stuck in the machine.
Check the lubricating oil
A roll bender needs lubricating every shift. Lubricating oil is needed in every friction area to ensure the smooth and normal operation of the bending machine. Normally used in this instance is the mechanism oil, HJ-40. Lubricating oil Is required in the upper roller, the bearings, the gearbox, the transmission gear wheel, and the lifting ball bearing screw.
If you plan to invest in a roll bender, don’t simply depend on the manual that comes with it. You must also teach yourself the basics of troubleshooting the machine. This will help you take care of the machine better and prevent panicking during minor problems.