Quote: Phillphy, is this a stiffener? How did it work out? What did you look for when you decided to make this?
Yeh mate it's a stiffener.. the (2388 Extreme) has a 4mm plate in the wall instead of the 3mm like 2188, 2388
the plates i put in are 3mm thick, think 50mm wide.
What to look for... well it really depends on how much abuse the sieves have had, because all the drive is pushing & pulling on the sides of the machine, if you have 3000hrs up i would keep an eye on it... i did this at about 4000hrs, but should have been done sooner. do both sides, & have to drill hole for bolt after plating.. can ad an extra bolt which i did, especially on the belt/drive (right hand side)
why case only put 3mm plate in there i do not know. & the pannel below that which is bent.. the bowties bolt to it.. they are known to crack aswell.
2388 with 1200 hrs on it has to have the welder attend to it. & it was well maintained.
Bowties (cast mounting on side) are well recomended, saves breaking the side of the header out & those stupid channel plates are too weak. they will not stop sieve cracking.. make sure nothing is hitting,
you can do visual while machine (rotor) is rolling to stop... listening for hitting.. flick seperator into gear... rev her up... the shut it all off incl motor, jump out & listen, just don't shove your finger in anywhere..