Ensuring the longevity and efficiency of your Krendl blowing machine involves regular preventative maintenance. This comprehensive guide will provide you with the necessary steps to maintain your equipment, highlighting the importance of consistent upkeep. By adhering to these practices, you can avoid costly repairs and downtime, ensuring your machine operates at its best for years to come.

Why Preventative Maintenance is Crucial

Preventative maintenance is essential for any machinery, and the Krendl blowing machine is no exception. Regular maintenance helps:

  1. Extend Equipment Life: Routine checks and timely interventions can significantly prolong the life of your machine.
  2. Optimize Performance: A well-maintained machine operates more efficiently, providing better insulation coverage and reducing operational costs.
  3. Prevent Breakdowns: Identifying and addressing potential issues early can prevent unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs.
  4. Ensure Safety: Regular maintenance ensures that all safety features are functioning correctly, reducing the risk of accidents.

Daily Maintenance: After Every Job

Steps to Follow:

  1. Empty the Hopper: Make sure the hopper is emptied of all TAP insulation after each job. Run all insulation from the hopper and hoses before leaving the job site.
  2. Clean the Air Filter: Remove the air filter and use compressed air to clean it thoroughly. Reinstall the filter once it’s clean.
  3. Inspect Agitator Arms: Use a knife to remove any debris from the agitator arms inside the hopper.
  4. Check Guards: Ensure all machine guards are in good condition and properly positioned.
  5. Blow Out Vent Holes: Use compressed air to clear dust and debris from the vent holes.
  6. Clean Inside the Machine: Remove the bottom plexiglass guard and blow out any dust, especially around the motors, using compressed air.

Regular Maintenance: Every 40 Hours of Use

Steps to Follow:

  1. Airlock Seal Inspection: Use a TAP Pressure Gauge to test air output. If the pressure drops more than ¼ psi, replace all six airlock seals.
  2. Hose Inspection: Check for cracks and ensure all connections are tight.
  3. Power and Remote Cord Check: Inspect for cracks or damage and replace or repair as needed.
  4. Chain Tension: Remove the front plexiglass and check the chain tension. Adjust using the chain tensioner pulley if necessary.

Regular Maintenance: Every 200 Hours of Use

Steps to Follow:

  1. Drive Alignment Check: Ensure chains are aligned and tight.
  2. Electrical Panel Cleaning: Unlock and remove the panel cover, then use compressed air to clean the electrical components. Check for damaged wiring.
  3. Lubricate Chains: Use a dry grease for lubrication; avoid wet grease or WD-40.
  4. Grease Airlock Bearings: Apply lithium base grease slowly until a slight bead forms around the seals.

Annual Maintenance: Yearly

Steps to Follow:

  1. Airlock Seal Replacement: Replace all six airlock seals annually, even if the machine has not been used extensively. Seals can lose elasticity over time.

Additional Resources

For a detailed guide on these maintenance steps, visit Krendl Blowing Machine Maintenance Guide. You can also request a free maintenance sticker that includes a QR code linking to instructional videos from TAP Insulation here​ (TAP® Pest Control Insulation)​​ (TAP® Pest Control Insulation)​.

By following this comprehensive preventative maintenance guide, you can ensure your Krendl blowing machine remains in excellent working condition, providing reliable service for years to come. Remember, regular maintenance is not just a recommendation—it’s a necessity for the optimal performance and longevity of your equipment.

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