In order to make on-site work productive, safer, and easier to perform, effective bolting is mandatory. To achieve this, the bolts need to be tightened at the required level. The bolt should neither be loose nor too tight to avoid the chances of losing its elastic property. This blog will highlight the importance of an automated torque wrench in the Cement Industry.
Applications of Torque Wrench in Cement Industry
India is the second-largest producer of cement in the world and bolting is required for multiple applications in the industry. Some of the applications are-
- Ball Mill
- Base Bolts
- Vertical Roller Mill Foundation Bolt
- Coupling flange
- Finish Mill
- Vertical raw mill foundation bolt application
- Girth gear
The Importance of a Torque Wrench in Cement Industry
As mentioned earlier, controlled bolting is required to ensure the machine does not break down. In the cement industry, most of the machines operate in dynamic motion which may cause the bolts to loosen due to constant vibrations or movement. Therefore, we need automated torque wrenches to provide consistent torque output.
This consistency can only be achieved through an automated torque wrench, as an engineer operating a manual torque wrench cannot provide consistent torque output required for accuracy. Even a single inconsistent torqueing can cause more vibrations. This causes the bolt to loosen faster and eventually lead to machine breakdown.
For example, the ball mill is one of the most important machines used to grind materials into a fine powder. There are multiple bolts in a ball mill, especially in the cylinder that grinds the material. If these bolts are not accurately tightened, the vibrations might cause the bolt to fall inside the cylinder and mix with the grinding stones, which leads to machine failure.
Therefore, it is very important that an automated torque wrench is used to achieve controlled bolting with precision and accuracy. It helps reduce vibrations of the machines in dynamic operation and maintain joint integrity to avoid failure. Visit us next time for more knowledge sharing articles.