Wherever bulk materials are separated, sorted or graded, plant components are subjected to wear. Kalenborn offers a broad range of wear protection solutions. Our solutions protect your cyclones, separators, screens and other equipment components against wear.
Along with the hardness of the materials being sorted, flow rate is a major factor that affects wear. In cyclones, particles sometimes reach significant speeds, which cause tremendous wear. Wear protection linings must be not only strong but also extremely lightweight, in order to add as little as possible to the overall weight of the equipment component.
Different separators are used depending on the characteristics of the mixture. The material is separated according to particle size or material properties in an air stream, by gravity or centrifugal force. Elevated temperatures or rapid temperature changes can also occur, which have an impact on both the correct choice of wear protection materials and the means of installing that protection (adhesive, mechanical, etc.) in separators.
Screens are used to sort material according to different grain sizes. Depending on the hardness and grain size of the material, the frictional motion generated in the process causes considerable wear. It is important that the screens used for this purpose continue to separate the desired grain sizes within the specified tolerances for as long as possible. Selection of the correct wear protection material is optimized according to the specific process parameters.