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A Simple Guide to Crankshafts

IZIPART Admin January 19, 2021 No Comments

A Simple Guide to Crankshafts

The  crankshaft is a moving part of the internal combustion engine (ICE). It’s main function is to transform the linear motion of the piston into rotational motion. The pistons are connected to the crankshaft through the connecting rods. The crankshaft is mounted within the engine block.     Image: Engine Crank Mechanism (source: Rheinmetall)   Pistons Connecting rods Flywheel Crankshaft The pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft together form the crank mechanism.   The secondary function of the crankshaft is to transmit power to other engine systems:   valve timing oil pump cooling (water) pump air conditioning compressor alternator, etc.   Image: ICE Crankshaft with Forged Counterweights   The crankshaft is fitted into the engine block through it’s main journals. The connecting rods are fixed on the conrod journals of the crankshaft. On opposite sides of the conrod journals the crankshaft has counterweights which compensates outer moments, minimises internal moments and thus reduces vibration amplitudes and bearing […]

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Common Types of Mining Equipment: A guide to the Mining Industry

IZIPART Admin October 28, 2020 4 Comments

Common Types of Mining Equipment: A guide to the Mining Industry

Each type of mining equipment comes with its own set of mining activities. The most common types of mining equipment vary depending whether the work is being carried out above or below ground or mining for gold, metals, coal or crude oil. From drilling machines to excavators, loaders, digger, crushing and grinding equipment – the mining industry comes complete with all the right tools. Here’s a guide for few of the industry’s most common types of equipment and why they’re important for the job.   Mining Drills Probably one of the most common pieces of mining equipment, drills are an important part of the underground mining operation. Underground mining is carried out when rocks or minerals are located at a fair distance beneath the ground. But then they need to be brought to the surface. Underground specialized mining equipment such as trucks, loaders, diggers etc. are used to excavate the […]

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