as loose bolts
can affect the
are worn out costs less and improves the crusher's performance,
ultimately saving money, increasing uptime, and providing
crusher longevity, Lippert says.
Although the fundamentals of jaw crusher maintenance apply
to all jaw crushers, it is important to consider each scenario according to each specific producer when it comes to preventive
care, he adds.
"Every producer needs to consider what he can do to improve his situation by adding to or developing a program that
will work for his specific needs," Lippert says. "Every customer
is unique in that there are no two identical applications, both
in material and in people themselves. But there are similarities
that can be the foundation for building a good maintenance
A proper maintenance
program can help producers
avoid costly breakdowns by
repairing problems in their
infancy, such as material
buildup. This photo, which
was taken after buildup was
removed, shows the effects
of material buildup.
program, so it is important to remain flexible. Keeping an open
mind to suggestions may save you money and make you more
profitable. It also serves as a morale booster to the employees
asked to operate and maintain the equipment, and maintaining
good employees will help in assuring that proper maintenance
is being performed.
"In short, investment in maintenance is both a financial and a
personal commitment to man and machine, which translates to
a positive work environment and a profitable bottom line." AM
Michelle Cwach manages the communications and media relations for
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens. She can be reached at 605-6682606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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