Iron Ore Tag

Bearings defects in slow-running bearings are harder to detect as the inherent low energy impact makes early detection of issues difficult. That is why, CBC  Engineering Manager Mark Slaughter emphasises regular vibration analysis to monitor the bearings’ health. In an iron ore export terminal in South...

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...

Many mines and quarries in Australia are located in remote parts of the country, potentially hundreds of kilometres away from an urban centre. The environments in which these motors operate are extremely hot (reaching 40 to 55 degrees), dusty, and often corrosive.

When the bore diameter of a bearing is 1.5 metres, it’s not classified as an ‘off-the-shelf’ item. Yet these extra-large bearings are often employed on critical pieces of equipment, such as the trunnions of grinding mills at mine sites. This is why a trusted supplier with engineering expertise in the installation and maintenance of these bearings is so important to the customers that use them.

One of CBC Australia’s key partners for shaft coupling products is Timken®, which provides the Timken Quick-Flex® shaft couplings to operate in harsh environments, especially within industries such as mines and quarries while requiring minimal maintenance.

Gates’ high-quality Predator v-belts by have unrivalled high-load carrying capabilities, making them extremely effective for uses in mining operations. The v-belts are covered for extreme abrasion and wear resistance, so they are protected from oil, dirt, heat, fatigue and shock loads. Not only are the belts themselves...

Bucket wheel reclaimers play an integral role in the iron ore sector. They are also vulnerable to contamination from dust and other particulates that cause problems to their functionality. As CBC engineer, Harrison Hart, explains, if a bucket wheel reclaimer fails and causes downtime, this can...