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Traditional methods of mechanical fastening often include lock washers, locknuts, jam nuts, and safety wire which protect the threads and secure bolts in place, however, according to Michael Rowe, Product Manager of Adhesive and Sealants for CBC Australia, they still leave gaps that will be exposed to...

Silicosis is a serious problem affecting mines and quarries. Which is why Michael Rowe, Product Manager for Safety with CBC Australia says workplace controls are critical. “Silicosis is preventable through controls that either stop or reduce the amount of silica dust,” he stresses. According to Michael, “prevention...

The original duct tape was developed during World War II to seal ammunition cases and were presumably given the name for the original “duck tape” material used in their production. Tape pioneer 3M™ was the first to use duct tapes as a solution for its namesake:...

Hydraulic system specialist Dixon and its supply partner  CBC  want to ensure their customers have access to high performing hoses, couplings and hydraulic fitting assemblies for efficient dewatering as industries increasingly move to bigger pumps. Apart from being a key supplier of Dixon’s delivery hoses, fittings...

“Belt repair products are often perceived as being emergency fixes; something you use to extend the belt life until you work out a more permanent solution. That’s not the case with the Devcon® R-Flex™ belt repair compound,” says Graham Astbury, Technical Manager at ITW Polymers &...

While the score was only approximately 35mm wide and 10mm deep, the damage on the belt extended for 700 metres, and on a belt that was less than a month old, that cost more than $1 million dollars. As such, it remains the largest single...

Excessive corrosion and the subsequent seizure of metal connections is a common problem with assemblies in all industries, particularly so in high-moisture environments in the food industry. When nuts and bolts in the equipment seize up, it makes their disassembly and reassembly a challenge, resulting in unnecessary downtime during maintenance.

Plastics and rubber play an important role in getting food and food products to our plates. Rubber conveyor belts and rubber/plastic lined chutes, hoppers and grinding mills are all part of the farm produce’s journey from farm to processing plants and to the trucks for...