Twin Beam Replacement
Wear and tear over a period of years had caused the drive beam under this platform to deteriorate to the point of replacement. There where two ways we could proceed
- Install the same system as the existing one or
- Install a better replacement that would stand the test of time and require minimal maintenance.
Our engineers determined that a 200UB was the best solution for ridgidity/strength and longevity also allowing for a wide point of contact between the Beam and Rollers.
Option 2 made more economical sense in the long run. So the decision was made to install a set of Twin 200UB Rings with 90 120x 80mm Nylon Rollers to lower on-going maintenance costs and mitigate the risk of breakdown.
The old beam and Rollers where taken out and the new setup installed in 5 days with a team of 4 trained staff.
DFP have around 1100 Cows going over this platform twice a day at its peak. The drive beam and rollers are performing to expectation.
We now use this configuration in all our new platform installations.