Sol-Clay Washers are intended to handle medium-duty scrubbing in applications between Coarse Material Washer and Log Washers. Each Eagle Iron Works Sol-Clay Washer is fabricated from thick gauge steel and features spherical roller rear grease bearings. It features a rising current manifold and flanged overflow gates to control the depth of the water in the tub. Flanged cleanout ports are also incorporated into the design for maintenance and winterization purposes. Optional equipment such as discharge chutes, safety covers, and pillow block rear bearings are also removable.
Sol-Clay Washers are designed with intermeshing corrugated paddles that run the entire length of each shaft. As the paddles wash and move the material forward, the Sol-Clay Washer achieves particle-on-particle scrubbing. Softer clays are broken down into soluble slurry by the abrading and grinding of the harder rock or ore feed material. Water can be added to the perforated manifold to assist in the flushing of dissolved materials through the side discharge gates. Material from Sol-Clay Washers should be followed by a rinsing screen to remove film and residual matter from the product.
EIW, LLC has been providing aggregate beneficiation equipment of exceptional quality for over 145 years. EIW begins by engineering equipment for the defined needs of each customer. We provide support from point of sale throughout the life of the machine, including readily available replacement parts.
Coarse material products that are out of spec, such as those that are laden with silt and/or clay, are not desirable in the aggregates industry. Therefore, aggregates producers rely on the heavy-duty scrubbing capabilities of log washers to remove these deleterious materials as part of their wet processing system.
Log washers are designed to remove insoluble clays, plastic/oily clays, cemented stones, conglomerates and slimes from coarse material feeds that are too difficult to break up in screw washers. These machines thoroughly break down, scour and clean even the toughest materials, including natural and crushed gravel, crushed stone and ore.
Although Log washers are built tough to handle rough material, even they can use a little TLC every now and again, especially if that care means your operation will run more efficiently. Take care to screen out oversize material that can harm log washers, as well as finer material, like sand, that cushions the washing action.
Replacing the paddles on your log washer when they wear down is another way to keep your log washer running efficiently and your product meeting specifications. It also ensures your log washer is providing the maximum amount of scrubbing to give you a cleaner end product.
The paddles on a log washer act as the scrubbing agent, and as such, they see the most impact with the coarse material being washed. As feed material and water enter the feed end and the solids settle to the bottom of the tub, the intermeshing paddles on the log washers two rotating shafts violently work the settled solids, grinding and abrading the material to provide total area scrubbing. The paddles also feature a corrugated surface that forces harder stones to break down softer deleterious materials.
The leading edge of the paddles are square in shape, which helps to break down the material. Youll know the paddles need replaced when the square leading edge begins to round out due to constant contact with the aggregate material. Rounded paddles dont have as much interaction with the rock and therefore dont clean the material as well.
Your quality control testing will notify you that the rock coming out of your log washer isnt as clean, if there is too much clay dust on the rock, or if it is out of spec. When this happens, youll want to either swap or replace the paddles to ensure the rock undergoes maximum scrubbing.
The leading edge on the inside of a paddle will be the first to wear down, as that is the side that has the most impact with the material. Fortunately, the paddles on the right shaft can be swapped with the paddles on the left shaft to extend the life of the paddles.
The right shaft and left shaft can be identified by standing at the drive end of the log washer. The log shaft on the right hand side is the right shaft, and the log shaft on the left hand side is the left shaft. The right shaft rotates clockwise, while the left shaft rotates counter-clockwise.
Swapping the paddles simply switches the paddles on the right shaft to the left shaft, and vice versa, so both square leading edges of the paddles are being utilized. This process doubles the life of your paddles, allowing you to get twice the amount of wear out of your paddles and saving you money in the process.
Before you swap the paddles on the log shafts, be sure you have read the log washer manual in its entirety. Be sure to follow your sites specific safety procedures before beginning any maintenance to your log washer. Failure to do so could result in injury or death.
If youve already swapped the paddles on your log washer and now the leading edges of the paddles are rounded on both sides, causing the paddles to resemble an airplane or boat propeller, youll need to replace them.
As stated above with swapping the paddles on the shafts, youll need to read the log washer manual before replacing the paddles. You should also be sure to follow your sites specific safety procedures while performing any maintenance to your log washer. Failure to do so could result in injury or death.
Eagle Iron Works offers a two-piece paddle option for most of their log washer models, which are known for their exceptional scrubbing action. The two-piece design gives you an economical replacement option. Eagle also offers one-piece paddles, which work well with large sized feed up to 4 square. Both the two-piece paddles and one-piece paddles are oversized to provide the maximum amount of rock-on-rock scrubbing and a high level of force against softer materials. Eagle paddles also feature a wrap-around design to protect the paddle support.
EIW, LLC has been providing aggregate beneficiation equipment of exceptional quality for over 140 years. EIW begins by engineering equipment for the defined needs of each customer. We provide support from point of sale throughout the life of the machine, including readily available replacement parts.