Mines & Quarries Tag

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 Timken® Spherical Roller Bearing Solid-Block Housed Units are solid-blocks of steel that have been designed to eliminate the risk of bearing contamination. “These units are completely sealed off and come pre-assembled – unlike standard bearings which are supplied in separate components, the bearing, housing and...

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...

With electric motors responsible for over 80% of electricity use in heavy industries, it’s a sensible choice for mines to adopt energy-efficient motors of IE3 efficiency level and above. Through TECO Australia, CBC provides a range of high-efficiency motors to the mining industry ­– including the TECO...

Handling and storing gaskets and packaging products can be a challenging task if your inventory includes thousands of different line items. CBC Business Development Manager Rod Baker and Seal Innovations recently audited a major power station and helped reduce their gasket inventory from 5649 individual...

Helping remote mines with condition monitoring for their assets is part of the service offering of Schaeffler Australia, which the company can conduct for CBC’s customers in collaboration with CBC. Rod Baker, CBC’s Mining Segment Manager says a key strength of the CBC- Schaeffler technical team is...

When the Eloise Copper mine in Cloncurry looked for a reliable conveyor drive to replace an outdated hydraulic drive unit, the CBC team at Townsville recommended Bonfiglioli HD Series gearbox and a TECO MAXe3 Mining motor as the best solution. Being a remotely located mine producing 50,000-plus tonnes...

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...

The importance of good ventilation in underground mines cannot be overstated. To quote Rhys Thompson, Company Manager at AirEng, “If the ventilation system goes off, the mine has to shut down. That’s how critical it is.” As a company that specialises in the engineering, design and...

Anti-seize lubricants are commonly used in the mining industry to treat corrosion and the subsequent seizure of metal connections in machine assemblies. But not all anti-seize products are made equal. This is why a hard rock mining operation in North Queensland consulted with the CBC...