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How can a site or reliability manager ensure belts are achieving their life expectancy and that drives are working at optimal efficiency? According to Steve Hittmann, who is the National Product Manager for Mechanical Drive Systems at CBC, the Gates® Design Flex™ Pro™ free software tool...

If power transmission equipment is underperforming, Milan Sreckov will propose an alternative solution – which was the case with an “earth-moving customer.”  As a Technical Specialist in Power Transmission for CBC, he often visits customer sites to perform an assessment on troublesome applications. This was the case...

Adjusting tension in a drive belt can be a lot like tuning strings on a guitar. That is given the right tools are at hand to provide correct tension readings on the belt, and accurate calculations to determine the tensioning parameters. As Gates Australia Business Development...

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...

Rexnord has upgraded its popular case conveyor chains, the CC600 and the CC600TAB with new low-friction versions the LF600 and LF600TAB. The move to low friction conveyor chains, as CBC National Product Manager for Power Transmission Troy Markland explains, is in line with the market’s increased...

Rexnord’s conveying chains are frequently used in the food and beverage sector and adopted by major equipment manufacturers. Rexnord’s range of FlatTop conveyor chains has grown substantially since Rexnord introduced them in 1938. The Rexnord TableTop and MatTop series now provide many materials, types and grades, making them applicable to...

Eudanda-based Schutz Industries is an expert in design and manufacture of complete hay press plants for major Australian hay exporters. Mark Waldhuter, Purchasing Officer, says business has been booming as demand for Australia’s quality hay increases worldwide. Renowned for their reliability hay press lines, Schutz Industries uses Gates® Poly Chain® synchronous belts in...

The CBC bearing fitment training and laser alignment training provide on-site training to any industrial plant interested in educating their maintenance team. Delivered by experienced technicians on site, the programme combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on training and practice. Incorrect bearing fitment causes pre-mature bearing failures, which...

Steve Hittmann, CBC’s National Product Manager for Mechanical Drivesystems and Belt Drives explains why the High-Performance Composite (HPC) PowerTwist v-belts by Fenner Drives are practical belts to keep in stock. Not only can these belts be installed within minutes, they excel in application in food and beverage industry as an ‘industrial workhorse.’ READ MORE...

For the past 12 years, Mick Locke, an experienced Technical Sales Representative at CBC-Toowoomba, has been regularly visiting major cotton gins in his area to assist them with maintenance queries and improvements. He knows from firsthand experience how critical it is for cotton gins to have their equipment in perfect shape...