With any piece of machinery, preventative care is key to protecting your investment—horizontal grinders are no different. Regular inspections help your operation avoid downtime, keeping your productivity continuous and your profits high. Repairs and part replacements performed during preventative maintenance also help prevent small fixes from escalating into expensive breakdowns.
Taking the time to maintain your horizontal grinder minimizes the frequency of replacing parts. However, some wear parts will inevitably degrade with repeated use. Because of their limited lifespan, wear parts are especially important to inspect during your daily checks and regular preventative maintenance checkups.
Top 3 Horizontal Grinder Wear Parts
Your horizontal grinder’s screen helps determine the size of your end product and is an important wear part to regularly inspect. To reduce unnecessary wear, ensure you’re using the right type and size screen for your feedstock, clean the screens thoroughly after each use, and minimize the ferrous materials that enter the grinder.
To determine if your horizontal grinder screen needs replacement, look for:
- Screen thinning
- End product size changes
- Decreased production
- Damaged screen sections
- Stretched hole sizes
Checking and replacing your horizontal grinder’s mounts should be part of your daily maintenance checklist. During inspection, ensure the mounts are not damaged, broken, or loose. Any debris around the mounts should also be removed.
Regular maintenance and inspection, as well as replacing mounts when needed, will optimize production, minimize additional maintenance needs and costs, and help prevent your rotor from becoming unbalanced
Horizontal grinder teeth play a critical role in sizing your end product, so regular maintenance ensures your production is high quality and consistent. If not properly cared for, teeth can also break off, causing serious damage to your grinder.
Over time, your feedstock and other abrasive materials, like sand and rocks, take their toll and dull your horizontal grinder’s teeth. Teeth should be examined multiple times a day to determine if they need to be flipped or replaced. If teeth are wearing into the hammer or mount, it’s past time for replacement.
Replacing Wear Parts with Rotochopper
When you partner with Rotochopper, we make it easy to replace your horizontal grinder’s wear parts. Simply connect with the Rotochopper customer service team to find the necessary replacements for your equipment. Orders are promptly filled, minimizing your operation’s downtime, and part specifications are stored in your account, making future orders even more convenient.
Rotochopper also offers solutions to monitor the health of your wear parts, so you can order replacement parts before they’re needed and eliminate unnecessary downtime. Our remote monitoring system, RotoLink®, allows grinder operators to track the lifespan of their wear parts and clearly identify when repair or replacement is needed. In addition, RotoLink offers real-time, detailed telematics, like idle hours and vibration temperature, allowing you to further streamline your operation.