4 Tips for Doing a Daily External Inspection of Your Cone Crusher


If your business uses a cone crusher, you are aware of how expensive this piece of machinery is. If you want your investment in a cone crusher to last, you have to make sure that you are taking proper care of it. Here are some tips and instructions that whomever operates your cone crusher should follow while performing a daily external inspection.

Look for Leaking Fluids

Every day, whomever is operating your cone crusher should do a visual, walk-around inspection of the outside of the cone crusher. During this visual inspection, one of the major things that they should be looking for is leaking lubricating and hydraulic oils; the first sign your cone crusher is leaking means that you need to stop using it and address the leak as leaking oil can cause major problems.

Check the Oil Levels

Next, the operator should make sure that the oil levels are full. A cone crusher should never be operated if the hydraulic oil and lubrication oil levels fall below the minimum fill line. You should keep extra oil on hand so that they can refill and top off the oil if they ever spot that the levels are low. Make sure that your operator is trained in how to effectively add oil to the machine. Your operator needs to be very careful and make sure that they don't add any contaminants into the oil while adding it to the cone crusher. They may want to wipe and clean around the oil opening to help ensure particles don't get into the oil.

Inspect the Belts

Next, check out the drive belts and conveyor belts. Make sure that the belts are tight and taunt. Check the bolts holding the belts in place and make sure that they have not been wiggled out of place. If they are loose, use a wrench to tighten them up.

Clean up Material Spillage

The material that you are crushing is going to get all over the place. It is important, however, that you keep the machine clean. Check and see if any material has spilled out under the machine. You don't want material to spill under the machine. This material could get into the components of your machine and compromise how it works. Dust contaminants could also get into the liquids within your machine. Make sure that you clean up any material that has spilled out of the machine on a daily basis so that it doesn't compromise the operation of the machine.

Make sure that whomever is operating your cone crusher does a daily visual inspection of the external components of your cone crusher. Dedicating a few minutes to this every day will help keep this important and expensive piece of equipment running smoothly. 


13 March 2017

Protecting Your Employees

My family owns a thriving timber business. For over thirty years, they have been meeting their customers’ needs in my home state. One of the reasons for their success is their commitment to purchasing state-of-the-art heavy construction equipment to use in their business. After buying the most technologically advanced machinery available on the market, they also strive to maintain it for the safety of their employees. If you own a business, you need to regularly schedule a professional to check the safety of your heavy construction equipment. On this blog, you will discover how to protect your employees by hiring someone to regularly check the safety of your machinery.