Ritmo auto start ?

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Vincey

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Just been analysising a few jobs I've used ritmo on now , forgot to ask this before ,

On the last spray (ocr) i sprayed for a while then turned air off which obviously stopped the machine ,placed gun into bucket and was repositioning myself ( awkward access) and sorting other bits ,

Anyways after a while ( tbh I can't remember how long ) the machine started up again on its own (material still in hopper full ) so I opened the air again to release some material into my bucket (only a slight few seconds) then turned air off again, all was fine and machine stopped,

My question is does this normally happen as the machine knows to kick start itself so the gear doesn't get stuck in pipes ?
Obviously in an ideal scenario I should just spray till it's done but just wanted to know for future reference that this auto start thing is normal? If it's not what was it ?
Thanks
 

Vincey

Private Member
Thanks arti , strange this then as it did restart 3 times on 3 separate occasions on the job and the air was definitely closed
 

CeeVee

Well-Known Member
Thanks arti , strange this then as it did restart 3 times on 3 separate occasions on the job and the air was definitely closed
...hhmmm you didn't happen to buy the machine second hand at an 'undisclosed price' did you?....

On a serious note I didn't know ritmos turned off when you closed the air. I was under the impression only the air switched off and the material kept coming out...
 

Vincey

Private Member
...hhmmm you didn't happen to buy the machine second hand at an 'undisclosed price' did you?....

On a serious note I didn't know ritmos turned off when you closed the air. I was under the impression only the air switched off and the material kept coming out...
No mate when turn air switch off at the gun machine stops then starts again when open it again
 

vfr12

MOTORC*NT
You can hear the air compressor starting time to time , but just to keep the pressure in the line. If you even have the smallest leak will full the mashing you have opened the valve. Easiest way to find out is next time it does it don't open the air valve and keep the material shut. See how long it takes and if is just for 5-6 sec then for sure you have a leak.
 

Vincey

Private Member
You can hear the air compressor starting time to time , but just to keep the pressure in the line. If you even have the smallest leak will full the mashing you have opened the valve. Easiest way to find out is next time it does it don't open the air valve and keep the material shut. See how long it takes and if is just for 5-6 sec then for sure you have a leak.
Thanks, the machine paddle started up mixing with the air closed , I know the air compressor sound you mean , I'll have another go next week and see , thanks for replying lads
 

Arti

Well-Known Member
Thanks, the machine paddle started up mixing with the air closed , I know the air compressor sound you mean , I'll have another go next week and see , thanks for replying lads
No been funny marra but it was only the other week you forgot to turn the water on :whistle:
 

PFTwales

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My question is does this normally happen as the machine knows to kick start itself so the gear doesn't get stuck in pipes ? No. its likely a quiet air leak. when the pressure drops the machine will start, the compressor will also kick back on and build the pressure till it leaks out again and makes the machine come on.
Obviously in an ideal scenario I should just spray till it's done but just wanted to know for future reference that this auto start thing is normal? If it's not what was it ? check all your fittings for air leaks
Thanks
 

Vincey

Private Member
My question is does this normally happen as the machine knows to kick start itself so the gear doesn't get stuck in pipes ? No. its likely a quiet air leak. when the pressure drops the machine will start, the compressor will also kick back on and build the pressure till it leaks out again and makes the machine come on.
Obviously in an ideal scenario I should just spray till it's done but just wanted to know for future reference that this auto start thing is normal? If it's not what was it ? check all your fittings for air leaks
Thanks
Thanks mate I'll check
 
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