Crane wheel hardness is one factor influences the crane wheel working life. Dongqi offers overhead crane wheels and gantry crane wheels to meet all you needs for crane wheels. Check how crane wheel hardness affects crane wheel lifecycle now.
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Crane wheel hardness is one factory influences the crane wheel working life. Dongqi offers overhead crane wheels and gantry crane wheels to meet all you needs for crane wheels. Check how crane wheel hardness affects crane wheel lifecycle now.
Crane wheels are the most important parts in crane traveling system which are also the most vulnerable crane parts due to the friction between crane wheels and rail. Therefore, the crane wheels should be replaced when the flange wear, flange breakage and fatigue pitting happened. Usually, the crane wheels can be classified into double flange crane wheels, single flange crane wheel, and non-flange crane wheels, etc.
Double flange crane wheel and crane wheel drawing
Single flange crane wheel and crane wheel drawing
non-flang crane wheel and crane wheel drawing
Generally, the crane wheels are made of the raw materials, such as alloys, low-carbon steel or medium-carbon steel.
Medium-carbon steel is the most commonly used raw material in the crane wheel production because of the wide availability and lower cos
Due to advances in heat treating technology, the hardness of crane wheels made with medium-carbon steel has been increasing, which counts most at crane wheel tread and location where the tread meets the rail.
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It is true that A hardened crane wheel tread reduces wear and extends the life of crane wheels. However, here comes the question:
When the crane wheel hardness exceeds 65Rockwell “C”, the crane wheel might be “too hard”, and becomes brittle and has the potential to crack if it comes in contact with part of the rail that has missing pieces or other sharp objects.What’s more, the top of wheel flange and the outer part of flange should not be hardened for ductility is needed so that they can bend without break when experiencing the lateral forces, i.e. misaligned rail. The inner side of crane wheel flange is to maintain the same depth and hardness as the tread to maximize the wheel life.
It is important to measure, the crane wheel’s depth of hardness. When hardening doesn’t go deep into the wheel tread, the crane wheel is subject to spalling—that is, metal fragments breaking off the surface, shortening a crane wheel’s life.
The crane wheels,whichmake direct contact with the crane runway, can be the weakest link of the crane. Usually,, crane wheels are the first crane parts to show the effects of crane problems, such as misaligned rails or un-squared crane.
Periodic inspection of overhead cranes and gantry cranes, including the crane wheels, will detect premature wheel wear and provide clues to correct problems before they can cause substantial damage.
The thickness of crane wheel flanges is recommend to be measured and documented the rate of wear between inspections can be tracked.
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