Effect of Horizontal Load on the Performance of Track Roller

수평방향 하중이 트랙롤러의 특성에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2016.03.01
  • Accepted : 2016.06.21
  • Published : 2016.08.01


Track rollers are the key parts that support the weight applied to the caterpillar track of construction machinery. The operating conditions of construction machinery are harsh; hence, the track rollers exposed to these conditions can experience failures such as oil leakage and breakdown of the machine, because of impacts during driving. The failure of track-rollers has a major effect on the operation of the construction machinery. Therefore, each manufacturer tries to evaluate the performance of their products by conducting a self-test. However, only the vertical loads applied to the track rollers are considered in most of the self-tests. This method has the problem of ignoring the horizontal loads that are applied to the track rollers while rotary driving, and hence it does not create the practical operating condition of the construction machinery. In this study, we have determined the experimental conditions that effectively consider the magnitudes of the vertical and horizontal loads. The results of simulations and experiments conducted to assess the influence of horizontal loads on the failure of track rollers are presented in this paper.


Track Roller;Floating Seal;Load Direction;Leakage;Failure Mode of Track Roller


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Grant : 소재부품기술기반혁신

Supported by : 한국기계연구원