Bucket Elevator Holdback Problems during Operation
This article mainly tells us that when using bucket elevator, why sometimes there is abnormal holdback problems operation phenomenon during operation.
While using bucket elevator, sometimes there is abnormal holdback operation phenomenon during operation, do you know the reason?
In fact, during the operation of bucket elevator, sometimes there will be operation stopping inevitably due to malfunction or heavy-loading, even the breakage of link chain or belt could occur, then cause reversal. The reverse operating can cause collision of the bucket and material that remain in the bottom, this could easily cause deformation of bucket and will not function well due to severe damage. Overloading situation is easy to occur if not pay attention to feeding capacity.
Under normal circumstances, the bucket of bucket elevator will lift the material from the bottom to the discharge port which is located on top of bucket elevator and then throw out. In order to ensure the production, when designing and manufacturing equipment, manufacturers just consider that the equipment will not reverse under the non-load condition, because bucket of lower part is two more than upper part, which will be much heavier than the upper. In order to prevent the breakage of belt or link chain or reversal occur in the bucket and link chain, especially when the bucket elevator is under the overload condition, the backstop should be installed at the external of bucket elevator in order to avoid the problem of overload.
The bucket elevator holdback consists of reverse rod, revolving shaft, retracting spring and dowel pin etc. In the process of normal operation of bucket elevator, the reverse rod will be upswing after hit by the sleeve, it will fall under the action of retracting spring force, then upswing after hit by another sleeve, not affecting the normal operation of equipment. If there is reversal of bucket elevator, the dowel pin will halt the reverse rod, so it will no longer swing down, and the sleeve will also be blocked by the reverse rod, hence the whole link chain could not reverse. If there is too much material spilled inside the body of machine and fall on the reverse rod, it will cause the failure of holdback.
If there is too much materials outside the bucket elevator, it will affect the rotation axis of screw. We may see there will be stacked with material in the pit of bucket elevator on the user’s site, which will seriously affect the operation of the relevant parts of holdback.