This section contains information and procedures for
preventive and corrective maintenance. The unit will
operate with minimum trouble if you follow a sound
preventive maintenance program.
4.2 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
locked-out of service prior to any
maintenance or repair.
A. Speed Reducer
Refer to Winsmith Engineering Service Bulletin IL-79 for
operation and lubrication instructions.
Roto-Flo Feeders are normally furnished with pre-
Regreasing is not required. When specifically requested
on the order, grease fittings are furnished and are
located at the bearing carrier. Texaco Multifak #2
(1043SUS) or approved equal grease may be used for
relubrication. Remove the bearing caps prior to
regreasing and when the grease begins to come out of
the seals, the bearing will contain the correct amount of
Bearings should be regreased every 500 hours of
The roller Chain furnished with all Roto-Flo Feeders is
pre-lubricated at the factory. The chain shall be oiled
periodically with a brush or spout can every 50 hours of
operation. A good grade of non-detergent petroleum
base oil should be used with the viscosity shown below:
Ambient Temperature (°F)
D. Packing Glands
Roto-Flo Heavy Duty Feeders are normally furnished
with graphite-asbestos packing without grease fittings.
When specifically requested on the order, grease fittings
are furnished and are located at the packing gland.
Texaco Multifak #2 (1 043SUS) or approved equal
grease may be used for lubrication of the packing gland
A high temperature grease shall be used when the
product temperature exceeds 300°F. Packing shall be
greased every 40 hours of operation.
4.3. CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE
The packing may be replaced in Meyer Roto-Flo Heavy
Duty Feeders without removing feeder from the
Remove packing gland stud nuts.
Pull packing gland nut back
Remove packing with packing hook
Lantern rings, when furnished, have two tapped
holes on the circumferential face for ease of
removal. By threading two screws into these
holes the ring may be pulled out of the packing
gland Use #4-40 screws for 4 x 4 HD feeder.
Use #10-24 screws for 6 x 6 thru 22 x 22 HD
Install new packing and replace lantern ring (if
Push packing gland nut into packing carrier.
Replace and carefully tighten gland stud nuts to
compress packing, but not to the extent that
excessive drag is forced on the shaft.
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