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After the harvests are hauled in from the vineyards, the stalks and stems are separated from the grapes on a conveyor system and transferred onto an elevator, so that the wine ingredients go on way and the unwanted bits are carried away as organic waste, explains CBC’s Michael Williams. Central to the CBC Para Hills location in Adelaide, Michael...

Queensland-based Bassett Barks, produce potting mix for plants from composted bark that provide healthy soil nutrients for growing operations. About a year ago, Workshop Supervisor Clem O’Mara discovered CBC as a supplier and immediately saw them as a fit for Bassett Barks’ operational requirements. “We have wheel loaders, excavators, mobile screening equipment, trommels...

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...

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...

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...

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...

From the delights of Tim Tam Slams to having the vintage Arnott’s cookie tins in their house, every Australian has fond memories of growing up with Arnott’s biscuits. Keeping the biscuits rolling out the factory, however is a different story. To keep the production line smoothly...

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...

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...