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Did you know that the average Australian home uses about 14 cubic metres of structural pine? According to Simon Gatt, Resources Manager at Associated Kiln Driers (AKD), this wood stores carbon for the duration of the structure’s lifetime, making timber a valuable renewable resource with...

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...

As far as bearings go, the Timken® Solid-Block Housed units are famous in heavy industry, renowned for their seemingly unbreakable solid cast steel housing and ease of installation. However, Senior Service Engineer for Timken Australia, Brad Kemp wants to remind readers that these are highly specialised products, which do...

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...

During the Viva Energy Geelong Refinery major maintenance shutdown in 2020, the CBC Geelong branch helped supply critical components, including Timken spherical roller bearing solid block housed units, to the plant. The refinery’s Central Maintenance Workshop Supervisor Darren Casboult says restrictions imposed on the site during COVID-19 and the...