Ease of Maintenance
Reduction in Machine Downtime
The current range of TAKRAF primary and secondary sizers boast a number of significant advantages, primary amongst which include their high-powered drivetrain (providing extremely high torque and start-up under load); as well as the fact that the machines require minimum downtime due to their heavy-duty design and employing of intelligent solutions for efficient and effective maintenance.
The reduction in machine downtime provides the following significant benefits:
- Increased safety
- Increased plant availability as the machine doesn’t require long shutdown periods
- Reduced costs and increased maintenance efficiency as maintenance crews don’t need to work for long periods
Ease of maintenance was a primary topic employed in the basic design of our machines from the conceptual stage. As a result, our sizer’s boast a variety of innovative maintenance solutions as standard features including a quick release system for crushing tool maintenance and an inching drive for roll maintenance. When the replacement or maintenance of wear elements (picks and/or segments) is required, this process can now be carried out in-situ either by removing the top feed chute or by withdrawing the machine to a set maintenance position. As a result, the replacement of picks and/or segments does not require the removal of the entire shaft from the machine increasing both safety and efficiency.
Quick Change of Crushing Elements
Our innovative solutions result in significant benefit to you, as there are:
- Significantly increased safety
- Reduced downtime
- Quick and simple replacement of picks and/or crushing segments
- Ability to change individual picks and/or crushing segments as required
To replace a crushing segment, all that you require is a hydraulic wrench and a crane. Picks have a wear rate of approximately three times higher than crushing segments and as a result, we have allowed for the possibility to quickly replace an individual pick within the machine – easily replaced when the machine is stopped. The process is easily conducted by unscrewing a locking screw and pressing out the part using special tools that have been designed and developed for this purpose hereby increasing safety too.