2 Signs Your Business's Centrifuge Machine Needs to Be Repaired

If your business utilizes a centrifuge machine to separate liquids and solids, you may have noticed lately that it does not seem to be doing as good a job as it once did. If so, be on the lookout for the following signs that there is an issue that needs the attention of a professional in order to fix it.

1.  Centrifuge Bangs Against the Sides While in Operation

One sign that your company's centrifuge machine has something wrong with it is when you start noticing that it bangs against the sides while in operation. Normally, the cylinder should spin smoothly at a high revolution, allowing it to fully separate the materials.

However, if the machine has started to bang once the centrifuge starts spinning, there could be a couple of possible causes. First, the axle on which it rests could have been knocked out of alignment. If this axle is not perfectly straight, the spinner will wobble, causing the banging noise.

Second, the pulleys that rotate the axle may either be uneven or damaged. In this case, it may be spinning the axle unevenly, which transfers to the centrifuge and throws it off-kilter.

If you continue to run the machine while in this condition, the axle or pulleys may break, causing costly replacements. Before this happens, have someone look at it so that they can fix the issue.

2.  Materials Inside the Centrifuge Are Distributed Unevenly

Another sign for which to look when trying to determine if there is an issue with your centrifuge is at the materials themselves. When the machine is working properly, the materials should be distributed evenly.

However, even if there is no noticeable banging and the spinner is uneven, the materials may start to lump together on one side or the other. Because of this, you may find that the finished product becomes subpar.

If the machine continues to operate, the unevenly distributed materials will add more weight to one part of the spinner. This will then throw it more out of alignment, exacerbating the issue.

If your machine is no longer spinning smoothly and/or is no longer distributing materials evenly, there may be a problem with its calibration or the motor. Contact a business that offers centrifuge machine repair services to have them send someone out to your company to troubleshoot the issue so that they may take the appropriate action to fix it.

Contact a company like Ultrafuge LLC for more information.