Thursday, October 26, 2017

Good call, Milton F. Good call

Frequent commenter Milton F wrote

What was the failure mode- did a starter overload open the motor circuit? That would be common, indicating too much heat in the motor wiring, usually from excess drag or load
on a recent post about an electric motor overheating.

I went into work today expecting to be in production.  Instead, the start of production was delayed for two hours while Old Timer replaced a idler roller.  Apparently he fired up the system to ensure everything was ready and the idler seized up after two minutes.  Since the belt had 180 degrees of engagement with that roller the belt locked up and the engine stopped RIGHT NOW.

Good call, Milton.  Good call.

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