Figure 4-70. Removing adjusting shims.
4-70. Compression Spring Adjustment.
a. General. The roll crusher is equipped with a safety
Usually, it is necessary to improvise a pipe
shear washer that is a round washer cut in two pieces,
extension over the end of the wrench to
which slips into the spring adjusting bolt nut. It is held by
increase the leverage for more than one man to
the counterbored section on the spring shear plates, which,
assist in tightening springs.
in turn, is held firmly against the washer by the compression
springs. The safety shear washers act as a secondary
safety device in the event that the tension springs are
compressed solid by large tramp iron or other unbreakable
material. Under these circumstances, the washers will
shear, releasing the overload on tension springs and
allowing the movable roll to move back and pass the
Never obstruct area between spring support
and spring plates with hands, feet or tools in
case shear washers break.
b. Adjusting Spring.
(1) The spring tension can be increased by turning
the spring adjusting bolts in a counterclockwise direction or
(2) A large open end wrench, as shown in figure
to adjust the spring.
(3) Tighten to approximately 7/16" between coils.
Figure 4-71. Compression spring adjustment