Simoniz’s Jake Collison has spent over two decades in car washes. In this episode, Jake dives into the evolution of car wash products, Simoniz’s commitment to quality and innovation, and how Simoniz collaborates with car wash operators to meet their specific needs and challenges.
Troubleshooting Tips: Why Isn’t Your Conveyor Stopping After The Last Wash?
Understanding Auto Shut-Off Parameters
As car wash operators, we understand that efficiency is vital for your wash.
One common concern that we often encounter is the unexpected continuation of the conveyor even after the last wash.
In this blog, we’ll delve into the reasons behind this issue and provide valuable troubleshooting tips for a seamless car wash experience.
The heart of the issue often lies in the auto shut-off parameters set in your tunnel controller.
Consider this scenario: You have a 100-foot conveyor, and you want it to run only 20 feet after the car exits the blower room. The auto shut-off length needs to be calibrated accordingly, approximately around 120 feet to allow for that additional distance.
Pulse Sensor Failures and Simulated Pulse
Another common reason for the continued conveyor movement is a pulse sensor failure.
In cases of a malfunction, operators might switch to a simulated pulse as a temporary workaround.
However, a crucial step is often missed—reverting back to the real sensor once the issue is resolved.
Failure to do so can lead to a situation where certain systems won’t initiate auto shut-off.
Checking and Calibrating
To troubleshoot and ensure optimal performance, meticulous checks are necessary.
Verify the pulse switch and sensor for any signs of failure or misalignment. If a simulated pulse was engaged, double-check and switch back to the real sensor promptly.
Additionally, inspect and recalibrate the auto shut-off length, aligning it with the desired post-wash conveyor distance.
Expert Guidance and Support
As car wash owners juggling multiple locations, we understand the importance of swift issue resolution.
If uncertainties persist or further clarification is needed, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of experts directly. We’re happy to provide guidance and ensure your conveyor systems run smoothly and efficiently.
In the fast-paced world of car wash operations, every second counts. Understanding the intricacies of your tunnel controller’s auto shut-off parameters and promptly addressing sensor issues is crucial for maintaining a streamlined workflow across multiple locations.
By following these troubleshooting tips, you can minimize downtime, enhance efficiency, and deliver an exceptional car wash experience for your customers. For any additional inquiries, our expert team is just a message away.
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