Wear Analysis of Cable Shovel Tooth
Keywords:Shovel Tooth, Wear, SEM, EDX.
Cable shovel teeth are widely used for digging the fragmented rock in surface mining, which are attached in the front of shovel dipper. Shovel teeth are made up of ferro-alloy steel which has high portion of iron and rest of other elements such as, carbon silicon, aluminum, tungsten etc. The wear is described as the teeth material due to regular operation. This tool wear rate is analysed by SEM i.e. scanning electron microscopy. The aim of this study is to observe tool deterioration mechanism and chemical composition of the material. Through the EDX image, it is found that the material is made up of ferro-alloy steel and through SEM images, wearing pattern is also found. SEM is a type of electron microscope which produces three dimensional images and by the EDX image the material composition of a selected point or area is foud out. In this paper plastic deformation, cracking and cracking have been investigated. Also, wear analysis and chemical composition through SEM and EDX images have been applied to study the deformation of the tool material.
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