This week’s post highlights a series of images: rotary tire wear patterns.
A rotary drum tire is a support structure for the drum, and provides a place for pressure to be absorbed. As with any piece of equipment, they must be inspected and serviced, if needed, to ensure operational efficiency.
How do tires get worn?
Normal wear and tear over time can cause rotary drum tires to wear, resulting in possible drum mis-alignment. The wear is visible as pitting, spalling, timing marks, ridges, washboarding and other unwelcome characteristics.
How is tire wear resolved?
Tire grinding is the process used to correct tire wear, and it works by grinding down the surface of the tire face to like-new condition. Restoration of the worn service ensures even weight distribution and allows the drum to run more efficiently. Even weight distribution is critical; without it, other drum components can be affected, resulting in serious damage and downtime.
FEECO’s Aftermarket Engineers are skilled in refurbishing rotary drum tires, and can travel to your facility to perform tire grinding. To learn more, contact us today!