After spending a lot of money on a crusher, you don’t want to keep spending more money on crusher wear parts. Those wear parts aren’t cheap and having to buy more parts than normal means you’re cutting into your bottom line. While parts will always have to be replaced eventually, the following 3 simple tips will help reduce your costs in the long term and keep your equipment up and running.
- Choose the right material for your wear parts based on working conditions. Such as if you crush construction rubbish by impact crusher, the blow bars can not choose chrome steel because it has steel, the right choice is manganese steel or martensitic steel.
- Watch material feed mix and size. Crushers, no matter the type, can only handle feed of a certain size. Constantly approaching the maximum feed size for the crusher will put undue stress on the crusher, causing premature failure of the parts and may also cause drive issues. You should also ensure what you are feeding can be crushed. While some crushers can hand a reasonable amount of steel, others cannot. And even if a crusher can handle some steel like rebar, it does not mean you should abuse its capabilities and expect a crusher to always handle things like large steel plates, compressed gas cylinders, or floor safes. You may get lucky and have no issues, or you may spend a few hours or days down while replacing parts.
- Conduct frequent inspections. When you take a couple of minutes each day or week to look over the crusher, belts, feeder, and screens, you can notice issues starting to build up before they become a real problem and require parts and downtime to fix. For example, if you notice blow bars are wearing on one side faster, you can work to feed material on the opposing side, allowing the bar to last longer before reaching the point where it must be flipped or replaced. You may also look to adjust settings so less material is returning to be crushed, thus reducing wear on one side of the bar.