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The replacement of worn parts is the biggest expenditure for any crushing and processing plant. When a plant is able to reduce the downtime of its equipment, it will also notice a reduction in costs. Indeed, the losses caused by emergency downtime severely outweigh the costs of the wear parts themselves. In addition, if the company has to constantly reline its equipment, its profits are affected in turn. The plant has to temporarily suspend production, pay for consumables (such as annealed rings and castings) and the work of service engineers, crane rent, etc.
We would like to present an innovative solution for increasing the service life of wear parts for crushing equipment: THOR liners for cone and jaw crushers. The use of efficient, wear-resistant linings makes it possible for the crushing and processing plant to increase the inter-repair period (the period between relining), reduce the specific production costs per unit of the final product, all while reducing the number of maintenance stops.
The material of the THOR series linings experiences fewer cracks and much less wear because of improved crystallization conditions, reducing the number of non-metallic features, gas inclusions, and harmful impurities. At the same time, we do not make any notable changes in the chemical composition and microstructure of the lining. The durability of THOR linings is 20% more than that of standard liners. Thanks to this, the modified THOR linings are characterized by:
During the tests, it was found that the operating costs per hour for a THOR lining were 60% lower than that of its Chinese and Russian-made counterparts, which were previously used at the enterprise. It’s important to note that on average, the consumption of linings made of austenitic high-manganese steels per crusher is 10 sets per year. This means that for relining, you need to stop the operation of the equipment 10 times. THOR armor consumption is 7.7 sets per crusher, per year. This means that for relining, you need to stop the operation of the machines only 7 times.
The rational choice for crushing equipment
Going beyond the standards for element content is not allowed. Reducing the manganese content below the standard will lead to the increased abrasive wear of the liner. Increasing the manganese content above the standard will lead to an increase in the brittleness of the liner and an increase in the probability of premature failure as a result of large fraction processing or encounters with unbreakable media.
Element performs fully-fledged engineering work regarding the selection and installation of THOR linings in accordance with the characteristics of the plant’s crushing equipment. The range of services includes:
Element offers technical and service support throughout the entire life-cycle of the equipment. Components for crushing machines are supplied with a manufacturer's warranty. Thanks to the efficient work of the logistics department, we’re able to ensure the prompt delivery of linings to enterprises in any region.