The geometrical axis bent of the rotary drum's shell is one of the most serious
operating problems for this kind of objects.
The bent phenomenon is extremely dangerous. At first sight - invisible, leads to
the support system overloads, causing e.g. excessive, cyclic loading on the contact
of rings with rollers. These excessive loads are the direct reason for rings and
rollers' raceways' cracks, and emergency damage of their shafts. Only in extreme
cases, the shell's bent is visible in the form of the ring 'lifting' effect.
The rotary drum's shell's bent can have thermal
) or mechanical
) character, depending on the cause of its formation.
The only antidote on the permanent bent of the rotary drum's shell geometrical axis,
as so far, has been its expensive mechanical repair.
Laborious cutting stages, regulation and again joint assembly from the classical
method can be eliminated by application of the alternative thermal straightening
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