The support rollers are mounted on a massive cast iron or steel base plate which provides the inward horizontal forces on the rollers and distributes the weight of the kiln over the pier. The spacing between the support rollers has to be small enough to prevent large horizontal forces, but large enough to keep the kiln laterally stable. Rollers are designed to subtend 60° at the Rotary kiln tyre center, and this seems always to have been the case.
The supporting device, the structure of support roller and bering. the support roller device bears the weight of whole rotary part (Mainly is the shell of rotary kiln, lining bricks, heat exchange device in the kiln, materials and so on); and make the shell of rotary kiln, hobbing ring can rotate stably on the support roller. The support roller device can be divided into bearing support roller, rolling bearing support roller group and sliding-rolling bearing support roller group (Radial sliding bearing, axial rolling bearing).
Kiln tyre, also called riding ring, is one important part of rotary kiln. It transmits all gravity of rotary barrel (including refractory bricks, internal devices and raw material, etc.) to supporting roller, and ensures that barrel rotates smoothly on supporting rollers, as well as strengthens radial stiffness of barrel, therefore enough strength, durability and rigidity of rotary tyre are necessary. - High strength and good durability - High quenching hardness - Good wear resistance - Simple structure and easy to adjust and repair
Large girth gears are used where heavy loads need to be carried in rotary tubular kilns and tube mills. As the dimensions of such gears can be huge, it is often difficult to protect the gear teeth effectively against external media. In contrast to enclosed gears, dirt, abrasive cement and coal dust and salt water may enter the open drives, accelerating wear and corrosion. Additionally, girth gear drives are subject to heavy shock loads. - Adopt special heat treatment technology to improve the structure optimization, the hardness, and enhance the wear-resistant and anti-impacting performances. - Adopts high strength steel materials. - Optimize girth gear based on the operation characteristics of the rotary kiln and ball mill, to ensure the stability of the girth gear during the long time operation and extend its service life. - With advanced equipment and technology, the large ring gear can be fully quenched and tempered, so that the processing of the large ring gear has a good comprehensive mechanical properties, while ensuring high strength while also has good plasticity and toughness
Rotary kilns are always subjected to a natural down thrust due to their inclination. The down thrust is absorbed by the thrust device – hydraulic or mechanical. The function of the thrust device is to transfer the axial load from the rotary kiln to one or several supports and to maintain the rotary kiln in the axial position. Retrofitting of an existing older model of thrust device or a non-Valmet model to either a mechanic or hydraulic thrust device can be done during a short stop. This makes it possible to install the updated technology during scheduled shutdown and optimize kiln availability without loss of production.
Cement Industry utilizes Fixed Inlet Grate technology to optimal distribution of clinker. Purpose of using the fixed inlet grate: - Optimal distribution of the clinker. - Enhance heat flow, the intense heat from process will be used to increase secondary air temp and tertiary air temp that will optimize kiln operation efficiency. - Reduce maintenance cost. Advantage of CTI’s Grate plate - CTI’s Grate plate with non dust leakage - High velocity air-jet beam - Even less of air flow, dust will not dropdown - Strong grate blade and long life time