A cone crusher is a key piece of equipment that allows you to make mining operations more environmentally feasible by crushing up the product that is removed from the earth during the digging process and depositing it in a location where it can be incorporated into the landscape. If your cone crusher should cease to function or function on a lower level than what is needed, then it could be very difficult for you to continue mining operations as normal. Here are some preventative maintenance tips for your cone crusher.
1. Clean Out the Oil Tanks When You Change the Oil
Most companies know that the oil needs to be changed in the cone crusher on a regular basis. What is not clear is the necessity of constantly cleaning out the tank where the oil is stored. If you do not clean out the tank where the oil is stored, then the oil in the tank will not be as accessible and will not be able to provide the necessary lubrication for the cone crusher to function normally.
This results in having to schedule regular repairs in order to get the cone crusher functioning at the highest level of efficiency again. If you don't want to have to wait for this maintenance to be done, you can take a few extra minutes every time that you change the oil to clean out the tank. You will end up saving your company a great deal of money in the long run because you won't have to pay for as much oil or for the repair costs.
2. Wash Off the Toggle Seats and Plates Every Day
Next, you are going to want to make sure that you wash off the toggle seats and the plates each day. These are the parts of the cone crusher that are being used to crush up the dirt and debris. Inevitably, the dirt and the debris is going to build up on these materials. If you allow too much to build up, you will wear down the cone crusher so that its parts need to be replaced sooner than normal. Cleaning them off every day is a good way to make sure that this does not occur.
3. Check Amperage Levels
Finally, you are going to want to check the amperage levels in order to make sure that all of the signs seem normal. Check every day. If they go above their normal levels as determined by the manufacturer, you will want to be certain that the bolts are tightened throughout the machine so that it is not off-kilter.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in cone crusher repair.