Cartridge dust collector keeps cooling air clean
A custom compounder installs a dust collection system to supply clean plant air to four fan-cooled motors.
Trostel Ltd., headquartered in Lake Geneva, Wis., designs and manufactures various rubber products for the automotive, agricultural, industrial, and many other markets. The company’s Polymer Compounding Division (PCD) plant in Whitewater, Wis., produces custom rubber compounds that are sent to the company’s molding facilities or sold to customers for manufacturing various end products. In the past, the PCD plant’s four fan-cooled roller mill motors frequently failed prematurely because the motors’ fans pulled in carbon black nuisance dust with the cooling air. Since the failing motors caused high maintenance costs and unacceptable production downtime, the company needed to find a way to increase the motors’ operating life.