In 2011, we encountered major heat and wear issues with the main drive shaft and the brass collar for alignment.
We contacted LubeAlloy’s head office under the assumption that we required new oil to meet the ISO and viscosity grade specified by the manual. A Technical Engineer from LubeAlloy arrived that same day to discuss our requirements and identified that a more suitable viscosity would be of best practice. Concurrently, the technical engineer also recommended that they formulate oil that will improve the operational efficiency of the Cone Crusher. The outcome has seen a reduction in heat as witnessed by numerous gauges situated around the cone crusher, a drop in ‘Amp draw’ has been visible, and a reduction in repairs and maintenance to the main drive shaft as prescribed by historical data.
Additionally, at the first meeting between company representatives, the LubeAlloy Technical Engineer was also told that the Crusher had to be operational by 6.00am the following morning as the machine had been down for the week and could the oil be supplied and in the crusher by morning. To the credit of all involved at LubeAlloy, that night at 10.00pm, the oil arrived so that we were not at a further loss to production.”