Belts Tag

The belt is arguably the most understated worker of the mining industry, according to CBC’s Steve Hittmann. The Gates® PowerGrip™ GT4™ is the latest in materials science for belt design. “The belt is made from ethylene-propylene elastomer rubber (EPR) which is resistant to heat, oxidation, weather, brake fluids, oils and...

Since its inception in 1981, City Circle Group (CCG) has built a reputation in providing demolition, decommissioning, remediation, excavation, and recycling services in Australia. Over time, the business group has grown to offer a diverse range of expert services tailored to each project. Until the mid-1990’s, concrete...

With his experience as Power Transmission Engineer with CBC Australia, Tony Voiklis had always thought raw edge, or cogged v-belts were not ideal for applications in harsh environments. That perception changed when he learned about the superior performance of the Carlisle® Power-Wedge® Cog-Belt® by Timken. “Our experience with other brands of raw...

In an aluminium smelting plant in Australia, air-borne dust was causing repeated failure of drive belts in vacuum pumps. By upgrading the drive belts from raw-edge v-belts to Gates® Predator® belts, the smelter was able to minimise belt slippage, prevent pulley wear and reduce overhung belt on...

Having the right tools for the job is the secret to optimum drive maintenance, according to CBC National Product Manager for Mechanical Drive Systems Steve Hittmann. His recommendation is the Gates maintenance kit, which features the Gates EZ Align® laser alignment tool and the Gates...

Visiting a client in the Pilbara can be an arduous process. Besides the transportation time to fly in and get out to site, working in the mines is a hot and dusty business. But Sinisa Petkovic doesn’t mind the experience, because he gets great satisfaction...

McLennan Earthmoving in South Grafton of New South Wales is a key supplier of quarry products, including granite aggregates and industrial sands, to major civil and infrastructure projects in the region. With a large fleet of trucks and earthmoving equipment, the family owned business also...

The explosive nature of grain and flour dusts is well-documented, with some of the worst industrial accidents in the world caused by explosions from dust clouds. Research published in the United States additionally reveals that 50% of all explosions from combustible dusts in the 20th...

The Australian cattle dog has become iconic in the Australian agricultural landscape because of their unique attributes. Energetic, hardworking, and intelligent, the dogs, bred originally from a combination of English drovers’ dogs and dingoes, are tough enough to work for hours in harsh Australian conditions.