Primary & Secondary DDC-Sizers

McLanahan DDC-Sizers are direct drive crusher-sizers that are used in the primary and secondary reduction of friable, low-silica minerals. Used in both surface and underground mining operations, our Sizers can reduce materials such as coal, salt, gypsum, phosphate, limestone, bauxite, petroleum coke, lignite, trona, carbon anodes, oil sands, clay, shale and similar friable minerals.

The direct drive arrangement and low-profile design of DDC-Sizers is ideal for movable configurations, such as wheel-mounting for a movable configuration. The preferred method of installation is to mount the unit on rails with a non-rigid connection between the feed and discharge chutes. Because the drives are attached to the mainframe of the sizer, it is possible to roll the entire unit out from under the hopper or material stream when maintenance is required. 

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Primary & Secondary DDC-Sizer Applications

DDC-Sizers have long been used in a variety of applications, including ROM feeds, coal, salt, gypsum, phosphate, limestone, bauxite, petroleum coke, lignite, trona, carbon anodes, oil sands, clay, shale and other friable minerals.

Features & Benefits of Primary & Secondary DDC-Sizers

  • Low roll speeds ensure minimum dust and fines generation
  • Direct mechanical drives allow for installation in low-headroom areas
  • Compact design with right angle gear reducers provides smaller footprint
  • Product setting adjustability to compensate for wear or change in product size requirements
  • Interchangeable segments and sizing combs throughout the machine
  • Rail-mounted to be rolled out from the feed stream to facilitate maintenance or tramp removal

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it important to monitor tooth wear?

If your DDC-Sizer is operating with worn teeth, its throughput capacity will be reduced. To keep your crusher operating at maximum efficiency, monitor the height of the teeth by comparing them to the original as supplied tooth height and applying hardface welding where needed to build up the teeth. 

Why is even feed distribution important?

Controlling the flow of feed material into a sizer guarantees an even distribution along the full length of the rolls and an even feed split between the rolls. This ensures even wear of both rolls, as well as even wear along the length the rolls. This helps to maximize wear part life and throughput capacity of the sizer. 

How much grease should I add to the gear reducer shaft seals?

Check the Lubrication Section of the Installation, Operation and Maintenance Manual for the specific quantity, but you want to be sure you are adding enough new grease to remove all the used grease from the seal.

How do I change the oil on the gearbox?

To change the oil on the gearbox, first remove the top inspection cover. Inspect the internal components for damage, debris or wear. Remove the desiccant filter/breather and replace it with a new one. Fill the gear reducer until it reaches the fill level on the sight glass.