A key component on any granulator are the bearings and the SX features bespoke solid steel bearing housings, which offer more reliable service (eliminating the risk of housing fracture or breaking under heavy shock loads) when compared to cast bearing housings. As the housings are offset this prevents dust, fines and/or granulate from fouling bearing (a common issue on granulators fitted with flange mount bearings), which also minimises sound and operating temperature.
As well as operational efficiency the SX Series have been designed for reduced service and simple maintenance. Improved rotor designs eliminating the risk of rotor knives lifting or becoming loose during heavy shock loads and straight sharpened knives which require no special sharpening assemblies.
The SX rotor knife bolts are attach to a removable threaded clamp meaning no unnecessary drilling and tapping to repair stripped rotor flight threads and for extremely high impact, abrasive, applications the fully welded, easy access, ‘clam shell’ housing can be equipped with replaceable wear plates.