Hydraulic Drive

A reliable hydraulic drive is essential for optimum operation of the cooler and the entire kiln line. Each unit is assembled and tested in IKN’s own workshop prior to shipment.

The hydraulic system is programmed with an asymmetrical travel profile, slow forward motion and fast retraction. This type of operation improves transport efficiency and balances the discharge into the clinker conveyor.

Hydraulic cylinders are located outside the cooler housing, protected from contamination by clinker dust and with improved accessibility for maintenance.

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Testing of Hydraulic Drives

To ensure functionality and avoid delays during installation on site, the hydraulic units are tested before delivery to the customer.

Hydraulic drive in operation

Using a system of redundant motors and pumps allows continuous operation even in case of maintenance or repair.