Two Tips To Keep Your Rock Crusher From Avoiding Mechanical Problems

by Grace Motley

Industrial crushers are essential for any project that involves working with aggregate rock. These machines break the larger rocks into smaller pieces that are easier to transport away from the site. However, these devices are extremely expensive, and it is important to follow sound practices when using them. In particular, there are two things you should always do that can significantly extend the life of your crusher, whether you bought it new or at an aggregate equipment auction

Only Use The Recommended Oil

Most people realize that heavy duty machines require ample amounts of oil to avoid damaging themselves. Without the correct oil, it would be impossible to control the amount of friction that was generated by the machine. 

Unfortunately, some people do not realize that the type of oil they put into the machine is of critical importance. However, if you use an oil that is not designed for the intense pressures and temperatures that are generated by these machines, it can quickly break down and fail to protect the mechanical components from grinding on each other and melting due to excessive heat. 

Yet, the type of oil that you should use will vary based on the specifications of your crusher. As a result, you will need to check with your owner's manual to determine what grade of oil is suitable for your rock crusher. 

Keep Material Going Into The Crusher

When some individuals are operating these machines, they may think it is best to put rocks into it and wait for them to be crushed before adding more. However, this can lead to major problems for the crusher. If there is not a steady stream of aggregate rocks coming into the device, the pressures and vibrations generated by it will start to take a toll on the mechanical parts of the machine. 

At first, the damage will be somewhat gradual. Typically, mechanical parts of the crusher will come out of alignment first, and this can reduce its efficiency. Once the crushing gears are out of alignment, they will start to vibrate more intensely, and this can accelerate the damage that is done to it. 

To avoid this problem, you should always have a steady stream of material going into the crusher. If there is not aggregate material going into it, you should turn off the crusher until you have enough material. 

Keeping your rock crusher functioning smoothly does not have to be an overwhelming or difficult task. By using the correct grade of oil and keeping the aggregate flowing into the crusher, you can avoid some of the most commonly encountered problems by these devices.