For that, you will need two pillars:
- Machinery should provide declared by manufacturer all technical specs since you will plan based on that parameters.
- Equipment should not break down that often i.e. should work for you
instead of fixing it all the time. Once you decided to install machinery
ask yourself what going to happen to it in year or two. Can you afford
all the time to repair it and how much will it cost you many and nerve.
On the other hand, maybe you will have to get rid of it.
Concrete mixed with water are strong grain materials that affect
machinery parts and this need to take in consideration. There is no way
to avoid it even using grease retainer or rubber using that will only
make harder to fix it. Even replacing those grease retainers or rubbers
will not do any good since shafts will be worn out by then so it will be
just a waste of money. You will need to replace the whole thing.
That is why we need to take certain steps to prevent expensive repair
works too soon after installation. That will cause to have a bit higher
price for client but will save you a lot time and money so you can
focus on business as usual instead of all the time fixing it.
That is very important to keep right steal grade. Parts that affected
by strong grain should be made of chrome steal 40 KH; 35KHGSА and that
kind of, as well as, it should undergo heat treatment. Bad quality steal
cause often machinery and joint repairs and that simply unacceptable.
Mixer components for the same reason should be made of the thick
enough and durable steal, especially, conveyer flight will be affected
at first place. Choosing parts for our machinery, we heed to the fault
statistics considering our own experience (we have stat for 3 years), as
well as, taking data from the past (more than 5 years). Therefore, we
have the whole picture how long it will last. This applies to all
machinery and accessories, correct installation, its adjustment, and
interaction so called manufacturing process. You are purchasing not only
machinery but manufacturing process based on practical expertise of all
How does all that mentioned above can have anything to do with
reliability? Well, if you will follow all listed criteria we will offer
to you extended warranty to all machinery that we manufacture. Besides
extended warranty for a year and a half your can choose plan that covers
5000 hours of the primary joints. On warranty even, all that you have
to do you will have to send faulty joint that we will be fix for free or
it will be replaced by new part. For sure, there should be preventive
maintenance works that it not that difficult to perform and well
documented in manual. Warranty does not cover expendable materials:
elastic coupling (you can buy it just for 300 RUB and replace it in 15
minutes) and stuffing box (spare part comes with machinery).
Good luck with your startup.
Light Concrete Technologies, LLC