Your slicer's drum surface will begin to wear over time. Grooves may even begin to set in where the blades normally run. If the surface becomes grooved, or wavy, your blades will begin to wear before their time. When this happens, it is important to have your drums renewed. If you wait too long, your drum surface may crack. A cracked drum cannot be renewed.
Drum renewal process:
1.) Contact our sales department for an RGA number to send in a used slicer drum.
2.) After receiving the drum, we will inspect it for renewability. A drum can only be rebuilt so many times before it becomes too thin, making it vulnerable to
cracking/splitting. (If a drum surface is already cracking, the drum will not be
able to be renewed).
3.) If the drum is not able to be renewed, you may request for it to be sent back or to have us scrap it for you.
4.) If the drum can be renewed, our sales staff will notify you of the cost to rebuild it. We have a standard price for drum renewal which you may ask for up front before sending in the drum. If you approve, we will begin the renewal process.
5.) A standard drum renewal consists of the following: cleaning and disassembling the hubs, removing the hardened chrome surface, re-truing and chroming the surface, replacing both drum bearings, re-assembling, and re-balancing the drum.
6.) The drum renewal process typically takes 3-5 weeks, depending on the number of drums which we have in line. Having a problem with crumb build-up inside your drums? Ask us about adding end caps to your drums. Adding end caps to your drums will seal the ends to help prevent crumbs from getting inside. This is a much more affordable option than buying a brand
new sealed drum, if your drums still have life left in them.
Tips to extend your drum life:
1.) Rotate your blade tip direction every other blade change. (If the tips are all
pointing to the left side of the machine when you remove them, put the new
ones on with all the tips pointing to the right and vice versa).
2.) Keep your blade tension even all the way across the drum. (This will require
your drum to be level).
3.) Replace drum bearings as needed. (A bad bearing can damage the drum hub).
4.) Make sure to remove crumb buildup in between runs. (We recommend
installing drum scrapers to prevent build up).
5.) If you have scrapers installed, make sure to replace damaged scrapers
immediately. A damaged scraper can score your drum just the same as a
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