Do the vibratory feeders require a separate controller?

Yes, they run on a half wave rectified system that requires a control to cut the sign wave in half.

What does AC and RC mean?

AC means alternating current and RC means rectifying current.

Can I substitute drives springs with different part #s for electromechanical feeders?

We do not recommend this without reviewing with engineering. Sometimes this can be done, but only with engineering approval and instructions.

Does my BF-feeder need repairing?

  1. What are the symptoms?
  2. What is the operational status of the Control?
  3. What is the Nameplate information from the side of the Drive?
  4. What is the age of the unit?
  5. Is this a complete Feeder (Drive and Trough)?
  6. Is the Control Working? 

The BF-2 contains a Rubber Spring Ring.

Over the years, the rubber can become stiff and in some cases, the Rubber can become un-bonded from the Casting or the Armature & Bar Assy. At that point it is economically best to replace the Drive.

If you elect to replace the drive, it is best to order it “Pre-Tuned” for the ACTUAL weight of the CURRENT Trough.

Do I need a Separate Control to operate the Electromagnetic Feeders

Yes, refer to the Control selection in our Literature

Why does the Feeder just hum?

Check the Control Manual to be certain it is properly configured for your Feeder and Application

What brand control is used on your mechanical feeders?

Delta C2000

Why has Syntron mechanical feeders transitions to a Direct Drive?

Less replacement parts, there are no bearings, seals, shafts, pulleys, or belts on our Direct Drive Mechanical feeders. The motor is all inclusive and can be replaced from the side. See attachment page 19 of this document.

Can I use Link-Belt lose rolls to replace alternate idler manufacturer's product?

Our standard roll design might not have direct compatibility to be able to “drop it” in another manufacturer's frame/brackets however we have available retrofit rolls that will serve that purpose for a wide variety of brands.

Can I use Link-Belt frames and/or brackets to replace alternate idler manufacturer's product?

Our standard frame/brackets design will not necessarily allow direct compatibility with other manufacturer's rolls so we strongly recommend supplying complete Link-Belt idlers in those cases.

Do all return idlers come with brackets?

Yes, all return idlers are sold with 2 brackets that are figured into the price.

What is the difference in Link-Belt old style Poly rolls and your new composites?

Composites cannot be used in explosive environments.

Do the bin vibrators require a separate controller?

Yes, they run on a half wave rectified system that requires a control to cut the sign wave in half. The V-2 and the V-4-AC can run without a control but it will not have any adjustment to the vibration.

Can we operate the Rotary Vibrators on a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive)?

Yes, but it still needs to be connected through an overload protected Motor Starter.

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