Solution: Collector shoe(s) dislodging

 

Causes:

  1. Misaligned pick up shoes
  2. Incorrect arm tension
  3. Misaligned conductor bar
  4. Worn shoe inserts

Solutions:

  1. Align arms with conductor bar, they should be as close to parallel as possible.
  2. Adjust arm pressure. Arms should be slightly less than 90°.
  3. Verify and allign conductor bar. Bar should be as straight as possible
  4. Verify shoe inserts are still usable. Depending on manufacturer there will be a waer indication mark. If inserts are wearing off to one side verify the pick up shoes and bar are alligned correctly.
Regualr inspections will prove useful in maintaining the conductor bar system
Installation manuals and parts are available. Click here.

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