Crusher wear studies by Columbia Steel take the guesswork out of cone liner, jaw plate, and gyratory wear part choices, benefiting your operation with better production and less downtime. Crusher OEMs generally offer a limited choice of wear part designs, and these are usually based on average conditions.
Gyratory crushers are frequently used for first stage sizing in the minerals processing industry and are typically critical path fixed plant equipment. Hence any associated downtime or inefficient.
Wear measurements were taken for in-service crushers during the research period using a novel laser profile measurement device. Data from the wear measurements was correlated with crusher production information such as current draw and throughput. This work resulted in enhanced knowledge of liner wear and its link to crusher performance.
The study revealed uneven wear on the crusher lining. Quadrants where material was tipped into the crusher showed higher wear. Data for one quadrant indicated that trucks were not stopping parallel to the crusher dump box, exacerbating wear at this point. Wear in the lower section of the crusher was greater at the join in the lining.
Xtralloy’s higher alloy content results in crushing parts that wear longer and retain their original contour better. Our users report wear life increases of 15% to 50% depending on application and material crushed. Xtralloy can mean savings in wear life, sustained production, and less labor and downtime related to change-outs.
Crusher wear studies by Columbia Steel take the guesswork out of wear part choices. Columbia Steel’s district managers and engineers begin by collecting data on customer equipment, such as feed and discharge information, throughput rates, change out records, and measurements on worn parts.
Crusher wear studies by Columbia Steel take the guesswork out of cone liner jaw plate and gyratory wear part choices benefiting your operation with better production and less downtime Crusher OEMs generally offer a limited choice of wear part designs and these are usually based on average conditions
A crusher should be operated above 40% but below 100% rated horsepower in order to maximize cone crusher productivity and to have a proper “loaded bearing alignment”. An optimal power range is to operate between 75%-95%. Operating a crusher above 110% rated power can cause premature crusher failure.