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Reengineered Link Belt Crane Radiator Eliminates Downtime Due to Mounting Failures

Click to EnlargeUnit shown with improved studs

This large radiator/charge-air-cooler package is mounted in the crane by two threaded studs. The core is a series of fins and tubes with an 1/8" thick aluminum panel on the outer ends of the core. The studs are mounted into the bottom side panels of the core. As a result, all the vibration of the crane was transferred directly to the lower fins and tubes of the core, causing the core to leak. There is obviously not enough support, so the stud was sheared off. This caused the entire assembly to bounce around.

Active Heavy-Duty Cooling Products redesigned the radiator to include a solid 1-5/8" thick mounting support that diverts the vibration away from the radiator tubes and insures that the studs will remain in place for long service life.

To have Active Heavy-Duty Cooling Products address premature radiator, charge-air-cooler, oil cooler or cooling package failure, please call 800.783.4030, email sales@activeradiator.com or visit Aluminum Recoring page.

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Posted:2012-09-06 09:26:28 by Kevin Montgomery

Active Cuts Delivery Time from 3-Months to 1-Week for Volvo Excavator CAC

Click to EnlargeVolvo Excavator CAC

It is not uncommon to experience a delivery time of several months for replacement parts used on heavy construction equipment. This was the case for the charge-air-cooler for the Volvo excavator depicted here. On a tight deadline, the construction company in need of a CAC for its Volvo excavator just couldn’t afford the delay.

Active Heavy-Duty Cooling Products’ extensive aluminum recoring capabilities enabled the construction company to obtain the part they needed within one week.

Aluminum recoring is a fast, reliable and cost-effective alternative to OE replacement parts with long delivery times. The recored products are designed and produced to meet or exceed OE specifications and quality standards. The recored products also carry a warranty that is the same as new for the entire unit, including the tanks, core and workmanship.

To assure quick delivery Active maintains a nationwide network of aluminum recoring service centers. Aluminum recoring capabilities include aluminum radiators, charge-air-coolers, oil coolers and complete cooling packages.

For more information or an estimate, please call 800.783.4030, email sales@activeradiator.com or visit Aluminum Recoring page.

2800-45R

Posted:2012-09-06 09:26:13 by Kevin Montgomery

Custom Cooling Package for Toyota Pickup Operating in Mines

Click to EnlargeFiller neck and connections

From Weekly Failures to Two Years of Trouble-Free Service

A mining operation in Montana relied heavily on its specially fitted pickup trucks for continuously hauling two-ton loads approximately nine-thousand feet underground. The poor air quality was resulting in weekly failures, slowing production dramatically. The mining company approached David Doll of Val's Radiator to see if he could address their issue. Dave Doll said, "Upon looking at the design of the initial cooling package we recommended going from a vertical down-flow design to a horizontal cross-flow. This would provide two key benefits. First, it would provide a more secure installation of the package. Second, this design would provide more cooling." Dave did a sketch of the recommended design and worked with the heat transfer engineers at Active Heavy-Duty Cooling Products to develop a prototype. The prototype lead to a further improvement, which included moving from an electric fan producing between 2-3 CFM to a direct-drive fan off the crank pulley, which resulted in 6-7 CFM. The cooling package was then ruggedized for the demanding operating conditions. The result: the pickups are now operating for two-years with NO leaks and NO heat transfer issues.

Posted:2012-01-12 11:10:06 by Kevin Montgomery


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