Vibratory equipment, when properly maintained, can be some of the most valuable, and lasting tools in your foundry, mining, or materials processing operation. However, there are a few things you can do to extend the life of your equipment and ensure it continues running properly. It’s important to follow a maintenance routine for each component to reach optimal operation.
Vibratory springs, especially, require proper maintenance. They’re a critical component in your operation and undergo a lot of wear and tear in daily operation, so here are our tips for vibratory spring maintenance.
Not all vibratory springs are identical, so when you start maintenance, you should know which type you have. In general, there are three types you might find on your vibratory equipment:
Many of these come in coil form, but some may be“marshmallow” springs. You will, of course, need to maintain each one, taking into consideration the different structures. Coils may be easier to monitor, for example, while marshmallow springs may require a bit more effort.
In general, though, there are some spring maintenance tips that are consistent across types of vibratory springs:
At GK, we offer springs with universal mounting configurations, which means they can be used on non-GK equipment to meet other manufacturers’ specifications. This allows you to maintain your vibratory system with GK’s high-quality springs. It also means higher quality springs that require less frequent replacement and easier maintenance. Learn more about what makes our vibratory springs different.