Large machinery is absolutely necessary if you are going to run a business. Conveyor belts, tumblers, crumblers, these are just a few that are common in industrial machines. It is big industrial machines, like those just listed, that streamline processes that would otherwise take too long or be too difficult for one or a group of people to pull off. Here, we will list common industrial machinery that you would find stepping inside any business.
Industrial Machinery: Crumblers
Crumblers are consistently found within food processing plants as well as animal feed. Different manufacturers will create versions that process flour, oilseed and even crumble soil for better utility in agriculture.
Companies that own crumblers should be aware of proper maintenance. Over time, the ingredients processed could get caked on the rollers. Not to mention, if rollers are not parallel with each other, any ingredient processed is going to have inconsistent thickness. And, of course, like every piece of machinery, proper lubrication is absolutely key. You would not want to cause metal on metal grinding and destroy the industrial machine.
Sometimes crumblers are used over rotary crushers. They both serve the same purpose only the methodology is different. Rotary crushers, if the name didn’t give it away already, crush materials like recycling and even food processing. Their shaft impactors can come down on materials with incredible force. You wouldn’t want to be near one when it’s turned on.
But isn’t just big stuff it can crush. They’re capable of reducing material to a ratio between 10:1 and 25:1.
Industrial Machinery: Tumblers
Peek into any construction site and chances are good that you will find a tumbler in use. However, these are not to be confused with cement mixers. Tumblers have the knack of polishing and smoothing materials.
Take brass, for example, a common material used with ammunition casings. Many individuals like to reload their own ammunition. Throwing a case of empty casings into a tumbler, and turning it on, will actually shine metal surfaces, in this case, ammunition casings. Pick up polished rocks and you will know that they were likely tossed in tumbling drums to get that level of sheen.
Take extra precaution when using a tumbler. Do not load the machine anymore than 50 percent of its load height. Keep it three parts media and one part material or else you will end up with a damaged tumbler. Any material you throw in should only account for one-third of the mixture.
Tumbling is not a quick process, however. While tumbling speeds can reach 28 to 32 RPM, or Revolutions Per Minute, If you were looking for something to shine faster, tumblers are not your pick. You will be waiting anywhere between six hours to an entire day, depending on the material and the shine you want. It would be wise to bring something to pass the time.