This week’s photo reveals rotary drum tire wear (left) and tire restoration (right).
Through normal wear and tear over time, tires can develop pitting, spalling, timing marks, or grooves, as seen in the left photo. If untreated, these load bearing surfaces can cause the weight of the drum to be distributed unevenly. The misalignment, then, can ultimately affect other drum components, resulting in premature equipment failure, operational downtime, and increased maintenance costs.
Regular tire inspection is key to prolonging the life of your rotary drum. If you notice any irregularities, contact a FEECO Service Technician today. Service technicians can not only recognize the telltale signs of wear, but can also repair tire surfaces through a process known as tire grinding; the image on the right reveals a restored tire. Reconditioning these worn surfaces restores the weight distribution, and allows your rotary drum dryer, cooler, kiln, or agglomerator to run at ideal efficiency.
For more information on tire wear or tire grinding, contact us today!