Guide to Shaker Table Repair, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting

Published time:23 November 2023

The rhythmic hum of machinery, the gentle vibrations that sift through the workspace — the shaker table, an unsung hero in the world of mineral processing and material separation. In the heart of industries ranging from mining to recycling, the shaker table plays a crucial role in ensuring the efficiency of these operations. However, like any piece of equipment, it demands meticulous care and attention to perform at its best. This article delves into the essential aspects of shaker repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting, guiding operators and maintenance personnel through the nuanced dance of sustaining peak performance.


How Do You Maintain And Repair The Shaker Table?

Maintaining and repairing a shaker table involves regular inspections, preventive maintenance, and addressing any issues promptly. Shaker tables are commonly used in various industries for sorting and separating materials, and their proper functioning is crucial for efficient operations. Here are some general guidelines for the maintenance and repair of a shaker table:


Regular Maintenance

  • Visual Inspection
    Conduct regular visual inspections to identify any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment.
    Check for loose or damaged components, such as bolts, nuts, and fasteners.
  • Lubrication
    Ensure that all moving parts are adequately lubricated to reduce friction and wear.
    Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the type and frequency of lubrication.
  • Belt Tension
    Check and adjust the tension of belts regularly to maintain proper operation.
    Loose or over-tightened belts can affect the performance of the shaker table.
  • Electrical Components
    Inspect electrical connections, wires, and components for signs of wear, corrosion, or loose connections.
    Keep electrical components clean and free of debris.
  • Vibration Isolation
    Inspect and replace any worn or damaged vibration isolation devices.
    Ensure that the table is properly isolated to prevent excessive vibrations.


Preventive Maintenance

  • Scheduled Inspections
    Establish a schedule for routine inspections and maintenance tasks.
    Regularly check and calibrate sensors and monitoring devices.
  • Documentation
    Keep detailed records of maintenance activities, inspections, and any issues identified.
    Maintain a log of vibration levels and other performance indicators.
  • Training
    Ensure operators and maintenance personnel are adequately trained to operate and maintain the shaker table.
    Provide training on recognizing potential issues and implementing preventive measures.



  • Prompt Attention to Issues
    Address any issues or abnormalities promptly to prevent further damage.
    Shut down the shaker table if a serious problem is identified and perform a thorough inspection.
  • Replacement of Worn Parts
    Replace any worn or damaged components, such as belts, bearings, springs, or other moving parts.
    Use quality replacement parts that meet the specifications of the original equipment.
  • Alignment
    Check and realign the table if misalignment is detected.
    Misalignment can lead to uneven wear and reduced efficiency.
  • Professional Assistance
    If you’re not familiar with the internal workings of the shaker table, consider seeking assistance from the manufacturer or a qualified technician for complex repairs.


Always refer to the manufacturer’s maintenance guidelines and recommendations for your shaker table model. Regular maintenance and prompt repairs will contribute to the longevity and reliable performance of the shaker table in your operations.


shaker table


Shaker Maintenance and Repair Main Points

(1) According to the change of incoming ore, adjust the amount of washing water and the lateral slope in time to keep the concentrate belt stable and in a straight line.

(2) Regularly clean the sand tank and discharge hole to ensure smooth flow, uniform sand loading, and no ditching rapids on the bed surface.

(3) Actively check and adjust the stroke and stroke after each maintenance to ensure that it meets the technical requirements.

(4) Inspection before driving: Before driving, carefully check whether the safety hanging cover is complete, whether there is oil leakage on the head of the shaker, and whether the lubricating oil path is normal. Dividing mud buckets, grading phase grooves

Whether the channels and grooves are unblocked, whether sundries are blocked, and whether the electrical equipment is normal.

(5) The motor and bedside oil tank’s temperature and sound are normal, the anchor bolts are stable, the bed surface is beating, and the oil chain in the bedside oil tank is rotating.

(6) Check whether the gap between the mud bucket, the overflow tank of the classification box, and the sand-blocking strip of the classification box is unblocked, and remove the sludge on the bed surface in time.

(7) A sufficient amount of oil in the lubricating oil system is added as required.


6-S Shaker Application Technical Points

During the operation, check the lubrication of the transmission case and the swing parts at any time, and keep the oil circuit unblocked.


Shaker Table Troubleshooting

  • The bed surface jumps
    The spring is too loose, the four supporting points are not properly positioned, the stroke is not matched properly, the connection between the bed surface drawbar and the bed head is skewed or loose, and the bed head or machine foot or anchor bolts are loose.
  • Abnormal noise
    The spring is too loose or broken, the rocking rod bolt is loose, the rocking or sliding surface is in poor contact, the drawbar position on the bed surface is improper, the bolt is loose, and the moving parts are too worn.
  • The bed surface should be protected from heavy objects hitting and squeezing, high-temperature exposure, and low-temperature freezing.
  • Dirt, deformation, and beating of the bed surface will directly affect the sorting effect.
  • Advanced equipment plus scientific operation equals enterprise benefits. The organic coordination and coordination of the stroke, the number of strokes, the slope of the bed surface, the ore-feeding concentration and the ore-feeding volume, and the amount of flushing water are the key technologies that directly affect the separation effect. In practice, the equipment should be adjusted to the best state in combination with the characteristics of different minerals, and the effect should not be affected by improvisation. The parameters listed in the table are the preferred reference values for debugging.


As we draw the curtain on our exploration of shaker table repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting, it becomes evident that the key to unwavering performance lies in a symphony of vigilance and precision. The shaker table, with its intricate mechanisms and finely tuned components, requires more than just routine check-ups; it demands a partnership, a symbiotic relationship between the operator and the machine. By incorporating the recommended maintenance practices, promptly addressing issues, and understanding the nuances of troubleshooting, operators can extend the lifespan of their shaker tables and, in turn, contribute to the seamless functioning of the industries they support. So, as the shaker table continues its rhythmic dance in processing facilities worldwide, let this article serve as a guide, a companion in the journey of keeping the beat alive and the minerals flowing.

Contact Us Now