Before you replace your milling and grinding equipment, have you considered upgrading it. And if you are unsatisfied by its performance, have you wondered if perhaps inadequate maintenance is to blame. Milling and grinding machinery faces a number of tests in its operation, especially depending on the application for which it is employed. Often milling and grinding equipment is run for extended periods of time; parts are subjected to fine particulate matter; machinery must perform impeccably under varied loads.
Milling and grinding equipment must be serviced regularly to keep it running optimally. We take a look at some essential maintenance that will allow you to utilize your milling and grinding equipment for longer.
- Cutting teeth and pins – Cutting teeth are in direct contact with the material to be processed, and are the most integral part of your milling and grinding operation. Invariably, with use cutting teeth and pins will suffer wear and abrasion. Worn out teeth will hamper the efficiency of your operation severely. Consider replacing worn out teeth and upgrading in newer technologies, which, may utilize newer designs and materials for better milling performance and thermal management.
- Cleaning – Milling and grinding equipment is used so widely and variously across industries that the cleaning requirements will vary dramatically. Used in the processing of earth and raw materials, cleaning will be more about dislodging any material impeding adequate function of the grinding equipment; whereas in the food industry hygiene will take precedence; while pharmaceutical operators will require regular cleaning of the machinery to ensure no foreign contaminants are introduced into the mix.
- Lubrication – All moving parts in milling and grinding must be kept adequately lubricated to avoid abrasion, excessive wear and tear, reduce friction and lower noise and vibration levels. Particularly lubrication may be prone to contamination by fine particulate matter, which will reduce its effectiveness.
- Replacement and upgrade Worn out motor parts and milling and grinding assemblies will place undue strain on other components of the machinery, or require additional operation to compensate for the reduced efficiency. In such instances, replacement of worn out parts and upgrading now-old parts will be a cost-effective way of prolonging the life and utility of your milling and grinding equipment.