Why Proper Cooling Of Asphalt Milling Machine Is Important
Just like the rest of the machines, cooling of the asphalt milling machine is a crucial factor that you need to consider. While milling the roads, there is a lot of heat is generated both by the engine as also at the milling drum. If that heat is not dealt with timely, then there will be a lot of damage to the machine. That is why it is important to ensure that a proper cooling system has been put in place. Here are some of the reasons why a proper cooling system is essential:
Maintain Milling Teeth
One of the reasons why a proper cooling system should be put in place is to maintain the condition of the milling teeth. One of the major cause of the increased wear and tear of the milling teeth is the amount of heat that is generated at the tip of the teeth. As the teeth break the asphalt surface, that contact plus the pressure applied by the engine/motor is what causes the generation of the high amount of heat. If that heat is not dispensed within the shortest time possible, it could weaken the teeth thus leading to a high rate of wear and tear. That is one of the reasons why you need to have a proper cooling system.
For the asphalt milling machine teeth, water is the most recommended method of dispensing the heat generated at the tip. Make sure that there is enough water while milling, especially if you are working with a heavy duty machine. For the small road milling machines such as the ones used for the scratching of the surface, air will be enough.
Reduce Wear and Tear
The second reason why you need to have an efficiently working system is to ensure maintain all wear parts in the best condition. Apart from the teeth, other parts that you need to consider is the teeth holds, the drum, the engine and all the belts used to mover the various parts of the machine. However, some of them, such the best, needs cool air to keep them in the best condition. That’s why centrifugal fans are used in heavy duty machines. Water and oil are also used for the engine parts.
Maintain High Efficiency
The efficiency of the machine depends on the condition of the wear parts. That is the reason why you need to have a proper cooling system. That is one way that you will be able to maintain a high machine efficiency.