At EZG Manufacturing, we take pride in fabricating quality products that last several years. However, there is one way to extend your product's lifespan: maintenance. In this tip we will explain the importance of keeping the paddle shaft seals greased on any of your EZG mixers. Keeping the paddle shaft seals greased will prevent excessive wear on the paddle shaft and protect the paddle shaft bearings from being contaminated with mortar. If the paddle shaft seals are not greased on a regular basis, the seals will wear grooves in the paddle shaft. If the seals become worn out, material could get through the seal and damage the bearings.
The best time to grease the paddle shaft seals is while the shaft is turning. This allows the grease to fill more seals, leaving less room for material to get into the seals. If the grease comes out on the outside of the paddle shaft, the seals are misaligned or may be worn out.
Greasing the paddle shaft seals should be done on a daily basis and, greasing every four to five hours throughout usage is best. At the end of a work day, we recommend greasing the seals which will allow any material remaining on the seals to be pushed out before it sets up inside the seals.
Overall, keeping the paddle shaft seals greased will prevent costly repairs and downtime. Please contact Kevin Brooker with any maintenance questions you might have regarding your EZG mixers. Kevin's contact information is: 740-749-5851 / [email protected]