Table 5.7 Launcher Components PMCS - Launch Frame
Equipment is not
a. Check that the launch frame is correctly located in its
ready/available for use,
open and stowed positions.
if damage or defects
b. Check that the 4 upper guide rollers (A), the 4 lower
are found while
guide rollers (A) and the rear pinch roller (B) are
carrying out steps a. to
undamaged and that they are free to rotate.
c. Check that the rope roller (C) is free to rotate.
d. Examine the structure around the A-Frame center pivot
(D) for damage.
e. Examine the launch beam stop (E) for damage to the
striker face and that the snap ring is secure.
f. Examine the cables (F) for kinks, fraying and broken
g. Check for nesting of rope on the rope drum (G).
h. Check all weld areas for cracks and corrosion.
i. Check the chain tension of the launch beam drive (H).
j. Check the launch beam drive sprockets (J) for
k. Check the tired wheels on the launch beam drive for
damage and excessive wear (K).
l. Check for hydraulic fluid leakage at the launch beam
m. Check the security of the launch beam drive gearbox
n. Check the oil level in the launch beam drive motor (M).
o. Check all pipes and hoses for leakage.
p. Check all manifold blocks for damage and leakage.
q. Check that all button switches have retaining clips.
r. Check and confirm operation of both limit
s. Check all components for damage to protective paint