Operators are accustomed to downtime when it comes to primary jaw and gyratory crushers, but this downtime is most often planned. Following the rigorous duties these machines perform, staff takes them offline for up to eight hours daily for cleaning, inspection and repair. Mechanical failures are inevitable for primary, secondary, and tertiary crushers and given the severity of impact that components absorb, it is not uncommon for small, undetected problems to rapidly accelerate to catastrophic failure. When failure occurs, provided the necessary parts have been inventoried, it could take days to get a crusher back online while your stockpile continues to deplete.
Detect emerging problems on crushing equipment with the CSI 6500 condition based monitoring system. It continuously monitors critical gears and motors, exposing elevating levels of machinery stress. The CSI6500 uses a patented signal processing approach to discern between standard operational impacts and component defects, which are not easily identifiable with conventional vibration analysis. Staff will gain greater confidence as real problems are surfaced to them for corrective action, and by interfacing with the AMS Machinery Manger, teams can determine equipment faults and severity, and correlate findings with other collected data, all within the same software environment.