Top Tips to identify a faulty vibration controller
A vibration controller is used within a closed-loop test system to produce a sine excitation signal for measuring structural response at resonant frequencies. This month, we have had many vibration conveyor controllers to repair at Greasley Electronics. Repairing a vibration conveyor controller typically involves troubleshooting and identifying the specific issue causing the malfunction. While the exact steps may vary depending on the design and model of the controller, there is a general process that we follow.
Here are some tips to consider:
- Before starting any repair work, the company should ensure that the power to the conveyor and controller is turned off and that all relevant safety measures are in place. Once you have proved that the controller is at fault it’s time to take action.
- It’s time to involve Greasley Electronics! The level of expertise the next steps require needs a specialist process and engineer.
- A Greasley Electronics engineer would visually inspect and check the circuitry in the first instance and try and identify the fault.
- We can test 98% of the circuit board ranging from relays and capacitors to surface mount devices. We would replace all faulty components as well as refurbish the pcb as a precaution. Components tend to create a chain reaction of faults one after another which is why a refurbishment makes sense.
- Time for Greasley’s to test the controller. If it still malfunctions then we review the controller settings to ensure no settings are causing the issue. We sometimes refer to a manual but more often than not our expertise doesn’t require this, our experience and knowledge is enough!
So, with Top Tips to identify a faulty vibration controller, the process may vary depending on the specific controller and its design.
Any queries, please refer to our website . For any Industrial Electronic repairs, please press the ‘enquire’ button on our website and send us images of the circuit board with a full description of the problem. John or Stuart will be happy to help with any enquiries.