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Belts are the most cost-effective and reliable means of power transmission in an industrial application. However, drive problems can occur if belts are not installed or maintained correctly, with one of the most common sources of these being misalignment. Which is why Gates® – who is recognised as a global leader in belts and power transmission technology – created the...

Mark Watson, Group Forecasting and Planning Manager for Motion Australia, weighs in on how to approach planning stock when the only thing certain is that nothing is for certain. “Managing uncertainty means constant firefighting to aim for perfect stock availability,” he says. “Which means developing very close relationships with our key premium suppliers to...

CBC heavy industry and mobile equipment expert, Sheree Munnik’s vested knowledge in the procurement side of the business has been amplified in recent years by her extensive involvement in the contract sales side of CBC’s Western Australian business arm, which frequently caters to the OEMs involved in the production of equipment for heavy industrial plants, ore mining, refineries, and quarrying processes. To...

Prior to the Gates® revolutionary BIRD™ (Belt Installation + Rotation Device), no product existed to address the risks associated with drive inspection and installation. “The occupational health and safety implications of this technology is significant,” explains Steve Hittmann. “Rather than manually rotating the belt, the BIRD™ does the work for...

In this article, CBC’s Brad Hudson, talks shop about the Dodge TAII, and weighs in on Motion Australia’s in-house Dodge TAII retrofitting capabilities. Brad’s been in the industrial solutions business for over 30 years, but that hasn’t slowed him down. He has been a Technical Sales Rep, Branch Manager and is now Key Account Executive for...

In a food production plant, managing the risk of incidental contamination is top priority for operators, according to Steve Hittmann. “Many of our customers operate wineries, bakeries, sugar refineries, or deal in fresh produce so they need their entire system to perform in conditions where there are regular maintenance cycles,” he explains. On...

BEGA, including the product brand BETEX, has been acquired as an independent entity within the Schaeffler Group, and it will be added to the extensive portfolio that Motion Australia has available to customers. Headquartered in Vaassen, Netherlands, BEGA has been a manufacturer and distributor of special tools since 1978. Their rolling...

It’s not every day that an impromptu opportunity comes along for CBC to help out the community. So, when an Adelaide local school was unable to host their annual fundraiser due to an engineering roadblock, CBC’s Tony Voiklis stepped up to keep things rolling. To read the full article, please click here....

Harvester bearings are specifically designed to weather the conditions encountered in Australian farming —high temperatures, rain, humidity, dust, soil, crop residues, and fertilisers—are equal concerns for harvesting equipment. A well-balanced consideration of all these factors by design, the NTN Black Bearing range of ball bearings are produced by NTN corporation and supplied nationally by CBC. To read the full article, please click here. ...