Store cutter head for a long period

How to store cutter heads?

May 15th 2018 I Written by Xander Coster FROM IHC I READING TIME 2 MINUTES

When your cutter head is not going to be used for a longer period, it’s important to store it correctly. This prevents unnecessary damage and preserves it’s lifetime. The most important thing to watch out for is corrosion, especially corrosion of the thread or conus in the hub.

  • To prevent the hub from filling with water, the cutter should always be stored upright, with the backring on the ground. Avoid slippery surfaces at all times so as to prevent the cutter from falling. It is best to place it on a pallet or wooden beams.

    Cutter Head

  • Remove the teeth and the locking pins.
  • Clean the thread
  • Conserve the cutter with seawater resistant grease to prevent corrosion, especially the thread or conus in the hub.
  • The conus should be sealed securely. Check that the bolt on the cover is properly in place.

    Cutter Head zoomed

  • And finally, to prevent dirt entering the hub, seal it from below with a panel or wrap the entrance shut with plastic.

    Cutter Head bottom

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions relating to the cutter head in general.

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Xander Coster
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