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How to maintain your Wacker Neuson internal concrete vibrator

by Daniel Wilson

When working with concrete, like if you're building a new driveway or need to repair some of your already existing concrete structures on your property, an internal vibrator is a vital piece of equipment. It makes the concrete compact and makes sure there are no air bubbles in it, meaning there won't be any weak spots in it after it has hardened. However, to gain all advantages from an internal concrete vibrator, it's important it's maintained properly. In order to maintain your concrete vibrator, there are a few things you should think about.

Shaft

The first thing you need to check when examining your Wacker Neuson internal concrete vibrator is the shaft. A bent shaft is a rather common malfunction in internal concrete vibrators, and it can be devastating to the operation of the vibrator. The shaft should be aligned with the motor and not have any dents or bulges. If it seems to be bent or dented, this means that the vibrations might become irregular, meaning that the concrete won't be compacted properly. It could also lead to creating air bubbles in the concrete by moving irregularly. If this is a problem with your internal vibrator, you'll need to have the shaft replaced before using the vibrator again.

Ventilation holes

Another part of the vibrator that is important to check is the rear ventilation holes. These are important for your internal vibrator as they help cool the machine off when it is operating. However, these ventilation holes are prone to clogging. After you're done using your concrete vibrator, you should examine the ventilation holes for concrete and other dirt that might have ended up in there and poke it out using a long brush. If the concrete or dirt is left in the ventilation holes, this might lead to the vibrator overheating the next time you need to use it.

Cleaning and lubrication

You also need to pay some attention to the inner parts of the shaft. Separate the shaft from its housing after using the Wacker Neuson vibrator and clean the threads. Dirt, specks of concrete and old lubrication can weaken the vibrator's performance and make it use more energy than it really needs to. Clean the threads off with a damp cloth and let it dry. After cleaning, you should also lubricate the threads. Lubrication decreases the wear on the threads when the vibrator is operating and can also make the vibration smoother. Smoother vibration leads to better compacting of the concrete as you're using the Wacker Neuson vibrator. 

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