Key Grinder Wear Parts to Look Out For
Grinders are critical machines when it comes to solid waste management. They are most used in the making agriculture industry for shredding wood waste into small particles that can decompose back to the soil or for industrial use as boiler fuels. But just like other industrial machines, you need to ensure that their best condition for peak performance. That is why it important to keep checking the condition of grinder wear parts. But what are the key grinder wear parts? Here are some of the main parts of a wood grinder:
These are the main parts if the grinder teeth that would are responsible for the cutting wood into small particles. The tips should always be in their sharpest condition. For better quality and efficiency of the machine, it is important to ensure that the tip is made from carbide material. If you are grinding tough wood such as tree limbs, then tungsten carbide is highly recommended. This is one of the best materials that can produce peaks performance at any time. It is also important to ensure that have the tips sharpened whenever they appear to become dull.
If you are using a hammer grinder such as horizontal and tub grinders, then the main shredding part is usually the hammers. For such cases, you don’t have the chippers or tips, and thus the hammer is the cutting tools. Just the rest of the cutting tools, you have to ensure that the hammer is in good conditions always. The main factor that you need to consider is the type of wood that you are grinding and frequency at which you are using the machine. If you are using the machine commercially and more so every day, then it is only important that you have the have the hammer checked regularly.
The screen is one of the most neglected parts of the grinding machine. Although it does not do the actual cutting, they are very crucial in the cooling of the grinding machine. For the proper performance of the machine, you need to ensure that the screen is always clean and free from blocking debris. That will ensure that air can get in to cool the machine. But you must also ensure that the screen openings are fitted for that kind of machine. They should not be too large to allow to allow for the chipped wood to enter that machine or to be easily blocked by debris and dust.