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Energy consumption, particularly on hydraulic units, is a core focus of the Australian mining sector, as the industry shifts towards more long-term sustainable practices. Analysing this consumption with frequent audits can assist companies to reduce or re-distribute energy more efficiency, unveiling opportunities for cost savings. “Questions...

In response to historical issues surrounding inventory management and stock control, SpecFast has developed a tailored three-stage monitoring system, which has been successfully implemented on an Australian manufacturing site. Incorporating a secure storage facility, load sensor features, and ProLocker component vending machines, the overall portfolio has...

Various environmental factors on outdoor sites can affect the process of power transmission, including extreme temperature ranges, coarse dust particles, and strong vibrational impact. Most of the time, these obstacles are inevitable, so ensuring efficient maintenance and change-over producers is crucial to minimising costly downtime. According...

The rigorous nature of bulk handling on mining sites calls for robust conveying systems, ensuring dust resistance as a key feature of their gear units. High shock loads from material drops, and the necessity for high torque capacity at start-up, have historically presented a barrier...

Meeting efficiency targets while minimising downtime is a core priority in Australia’s aluminium sector, which is the largest producer of bauxite in the world. On a smelting plant in Victoria, CBC has been working to supply durable componentry for long wear-life on processing machinery. “CBC carried...

The collaborative relationship between component manufacturer and supplier is crucial when it comes to offering full-spectrum service to customers. This is exemplified by CBC’s recent implementation of the Gates Super HC cross-section V-belts to a copper mine in Townsville. “When Gates and CBC are both involved...

Sheree Munnik, Motion Australia’s Key Account Executive for Mining in Perth, says that high-quality components that are resistant to harsh mining environments are crucial for reliability and cost savings. Working recently with a local gearbox repair business, she recommended Schaeffler’s FAG T41D spherical roller bearings...

Remote monitoring and automated performance data feeds are becoming crucial tools for the mining and quarrying sectors. The Gates® Design Power™ digital portfolio allows CBC to conduct overview and analysis of belt-drive systems for customer sites, accurately calculating dimensions, tension, transmission capacity, energy and cost...

As their national servicing network expands, Motion Australia aims to provide a closed loop offering across seals, fluid power, hydraulics, drive solutions, bearings and couplings. This full spectrum expertise reduces the number of external vendors needed to attend issues on-site, and is supported by practical...