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Publication Date: 06/1991
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How to correct common hammermill problems

Excessive hammer wear and vibration are symptoms of common hammermill problems that not only increase maintenance costs, but can impair the unit's operation and reduce its capacity. After outlining some hammermill basics, including how a hammermill works and various design factors that affect hammermill maintenance, this article describes how to correct common hammermill problems.

Has your hammermill become a bottomless pit of maintenance and operating costs? Does it have problems you can't seem to explain? If you're tired of the dirt, dust, cost, and labor involved in maintaining your hammermill, you're not alone. According to some estimates, as many as 60 to 70 percent of the hammermills in use today have been improperly designed or installed or are improperly maintained, resulting in problems that raise hammermill maintenance costs and reduce capacity.

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