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Girth Gear Material supplier analyzes broken of cone crusher Girth Gear

Girth Gear Material supplier analyzes the reasons for broken teeth of cone crusher gear and preventive measures

1. Structure and principle

HP200 cone crusher is used for ore crushing and processing.
After the machine is started, its main motor, horizontal shaft and pinion (small bevel gear) rotate clockwise, and the large gear (large bevel gear) rotates counterclockwise driven by the pinion.
When there is no ore and no load idling, the moving cone liner rotates counterclockwise with the moving cone
When ore is produced under load, the rotating direction of the moving cone is immediately changed to clockwise rotation, and the moving cone liner also rotates clockwise with the moving cone.

2. Malfunction

1 set of HP200 cone crusher, its standard configuration is 132kW motor (rated current is 260A), the actual configuration is 160kW motor.
On July 10, 2014, after the aircraft was activated, it was found that a periodic crash sound was emitted from its interior.
The law of the impact sound is: every time the moving cone rotates 1 circle, there will be one impact sound, and the current will also have a periodic large fluctuation.
The machine was disassembled and inspected, and it was found that one tooth of its Girth Gear was broken. The broken tooth has fallen into the oil pool under the big and small gears.

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3. Troubleshooting and cause analysis

(1) There is an overload phenomenon
The equipment management engineer carefully checked the machine running record and motor current record
It was found that in the normal production process, a large peak current of 344A occurred once, which was 1.32 times the rated current of the motor of this machine, 260A.
This is the time when the big gear breaks. This shows that the machine has experienced severe overload phenomenon.

(2) Frequent alternating loads
Check the machine’s operation record and motor current record carefully again, and find that the machine has repeatedly started and repeatedly stopped.
Each shift starts and shuts down 6 times within 8 hours, and there are 10 times with no reversal of ore feeding and no load idling.
The inspection found that the ore supply of the machine was unstable, that is, during the operation of the machine, the ore was sometimes absent, and the ore was often absent, causing the manoeuvring cone to rotate forward for a while, not to rotate for a while, and reverse for a while, resulting in the machine being subjected to frequent alternating loads.

(3) Improper adjustment of the ore discharge outlet
During the normal production of the machine, the moving cone lining plate and the fixed cone lining plate will be severely worn, and the ore discharge port will increase with the wear.
In order to ensure the crushing size, the operator needs to adjust the ore discharge port frequently.
If the size of the ore discharge port is adjusted too small, it will cause the direct collision between the moving cone lining plate and the fixed cone lining plate, causing the load of the machine to increase sharply, and causing the large and small gears to violently impact.
The wear cycle of the motorized cone liner and fixed cone liner is 25 to 30 days. When the failure occurs, the movable cone liner and the fixed cone liner have been used for 22 days, and the operator has repeatedly adjusted the ore discharge port more than 5 times .
From this, it is inferred that there is a possibility that the moving cone lining plate and the fixed cone lining plate collide unexpectedly due to improper adjustment of the ore discharge port, resulting in a sudden increase in load and accidental overload.

(4) The large gear is close to the fatigue limit
The HP200 cone crusher was put into production in 2007 and has been running continuously for 7 years. Its large gears have not been replaced, so it is inferred that the large and small gears have approached the mechanical fatigue limit.

4. Precautions

In order to prevent the machine from affecting the production due to broken teeth of the large gear, we have taken the following 4 preventive measures

a. Improve ore supply conditions to ensure uniform, continuous and stable supply of ore.
b. The second is to adjust the size of the ore discharge port correctly to prevent overload caused by direct collision between the moving cone lining plate and the fixed cone lining plate due to too small adjustment.
c. Install metal detectors and electromagnets on the belt conveyor to ensure clean and thorough iron removal.
d. In addition to replacing the large gear, a spare pinion is also required to prevent the pinion from reaching the fatigue limit and failures occur again. After the repair and the above precautions were taken, the machine returned to normal operation.


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