Grove slew ring

THE TAKORADI TEAM CHANGES SLEW RING ON GROVE CRANE FOR LARGE MINING CUSTOMER IN GHANA

In Mining, News, News Snippets by Alisa Evans

The Paterson Simons Takoradi team recently worked on a Grove slew ring change, for a large mining customer in Ghana.

The slew ring needed to be changed on the Grove RT 530E-2, as the crane was used in an application involving shock loads, which caused instability in the bearing while slewing.

A new GMK6300 was used for assistance to lift the superstructure of the Grove RT 530E-2

A new GMK6300 was used for assistance to lift the superstructure of the Grove RT 530E-2

 

This bearing is to be inspected semi-annually. However, for this customer, we recommend quarterly checks, as the crane is used in an application involving shock loads, which causes the bearing to fail prematurely.

the superstructure of the Grove RT 530E-2

The superstructure of the Grove RT 530E-2

 

Slew ring location on the chassis

Slew ring location on the chassis

 

Slew ring

 

The dismantled superstructure from the Grove RT 530E-2

The dismantled superstructure from the Grove RT 530E-2

 

By carrying out inspections with a dial gauge, to check slew bearing tolerance is the best way to know when it is needed to change your slew ring.

What happens when you don’t change your slew ring is that the bearings wear out, which causes instability when slewing.

Fixing the super structure of the Grove RT 530E-2 in position after the slew ring change

Fixing the superstructure of the Grove RT 530E-2 in position after the slew ring change

 

Job successfully completed on the Grove RT 530E-2

Job successfully completed on the Grove RT 530E-2