A malfunctioning screw feeder can rapidly cause production problems or even bring your process to a halt, so it's important to identify and remedy a problem as soon as it appears. The following troubleshooting tips cover typical problems and how to fix them.
The screw feeder is one of the most common devices used to control the material discharge to a downstream process or another piece of equipment from a bin, hopper, silo, or other vessel. When a malfunctioning feeder causes production problems, the following troubleshooting tips can help you remedy the problem quickly. The information is grouped under flow, mechanical design, and operational problems.