There are different reasons behind an equipment that is not functioning properly. There might be some contacts that are wearing out, wires that are overheating and short out or burn open, the parts may be damaged by abrasion or impact, and many more. When these are happening, the equipment may be operating in a strange manner or may not operate at all.
You will normally look for ways on how to repair the equipment and make it operate again in this cases. If the assembly line is the place where the equipment that is not functioning properly, then the entire assembly line will be down and an unexpected “time-off” will happen, resulting to losing some revenue. You should be aware that if you are responsible in doing some repairs on an equipment that is not functioning properly, then the client will be observing all your moves since they will be paying you for the time that you spent in fixing the equipment. A lot of pressure will be added to the person that is repairing the equipment that is not working well in these cases or more.
So do you really know what troubleshooting is? Troubleshooting is a way of analyzing the operation or behavior of a circuit that is faulty in order to know exactly what is wrong with it. Troubleshooting also involves determining what component or components are not working well and looking for ways to repair the circuit. Depending on the equipment that will be needing some troubleshooting, it can be a really hard thing to do. There are cases where in the components that are faulty can be easily spotted and the issues can be diagnosed easily. But there are also some cases wherein the issues and the faulty components can be really hard to identify. It would be easy to find a faulty relay that has visible signs of burning, while an isolated issue that is caused by a connection that has high resistance can be really hard to spot.
How can you identify an expert troubleshooter? One quality of an expert troubleshooter is that they can easily find the problem in a component in a very fast pace. These experts can easily identify both complicated or simple problems in a component. One more good quality of an expert troubleshooter is that they will only be replacing the components that are faulty. They appear to have the ability to identify what is wrong with the equipment. They do not need any trial and error. So what is the secret of these expert troubleshooters?
You might be thinking that if a person is aware on the function of a certain equipment, he or she will be able to perform the right troubleshooting if it is needed. You will need a lot more than this if you want to be a great at troubleshooting.
An expert troubleshooter is always aware of all the functions of an electrical component that is using a familiar or unfamiliar circuit. They always use techniques or methods that will let them analyze a circuit systematically or logically in order to know what is the problem with it. They are also aware of the tools that they will need to use in order to identify what is faulty in an equipment. Finally, these expert troubleshooters have had the chance to really refine and develop their skills in troubleshooting a faulty component.