The temperature of the cone crusher’s internal bearings is monitored with a rugged data logger used with two external probes.
The 'cone' style rock crusher is used extensively throughout the
world in secondary, tertiary and quaternary applications within the
aggregate industry. Typically, this size of machine will take a +1
inch -10 inch feed and make a minus 2 inch product at around 300 t
Terex MPS (Materials Processing) in Coalville needed to log the
temperature of the internal bearings of a new prototype machine.
They chose a Tinytag Plus 2 rugged
temperature logger used with two external
thermistor probes. The data logger was placed within the
machine and recorded oil temperatures in excess of 70° C. While in
the machine, which was running at full speed on a test rig, the
Tinytag experienced G forces of the order of 30g.
Once stripped down, the download of the data was simple and easy
and the Tinytag "was still in the rudest of health!" Terex are very
happy with the logger and hope to see much use from it over the