Mining Tag

Rosynes Hernandez, Product Manager – Power Transmission for Gates® says that there is a lot of exciting innovation coming out of the United States and Europe with relevance for the Australian market. “Gates® and CBC frequently work together to do joint site calls to assess drive designs,” Rosynes says. “We have reps in every state in Australia and...

For Ross Lee, Technical Manager - Strategic Partnerships at CBC, much of his career has been dedicated to rolling bearing application engineering. Even so, fresh surprises and cutting-edge innovations never cease to impress seasoned bearings experts like Ross. One such innovation is the Timken® ES302 coating, part of the brand’s award-winning Timken® Engineered Surface Technology Coatings portfolio. In simple terms, the ES302 provides a “superior wear resistance and friction reduction coating,” a shorthand description for this innovation in specially engineered nanostructure surface coatings, one that sets...

“The service life of a vibrating screen has been historically finite, due to the stress, force and movement of material,” says Michael Greelish, National Account Manager for the Mining, Quarrying, and Resources for CBC. “As a result, vibrating screens frequently fail to achieve reliability and longevity on quarrying operations.” Furthermore, Michael emphasises that the overall output and productivity of a quarrying operation will largely depend on the performance of the vibrating screen applications, and the performance...

For those who wish to be in the know — this season’s mining maintenance trend is pump reliability, according to CBC’s Michael Rowe. “Firstly, improving pump reliability requires careful consideration of the components involved,” says Michael. “Ideally a pump would be setup with preventative measures in place...

“The importance of safety guards is underrated, which is likely why their cost and construction isn’t considered as carefully as it should be,” says CBC’s Steve Hittmann. “Safety guards are designed to cover coupling shafts and pump connections — not only to protect the application, but also to protect nearby personnel from being injured by a high-speed rotating mechanical device or occasional pump...

Heavy industrial workshops can often incur a lot of dust and contaminants, and it is important for site managers to understand some of the long-term benefits that good quality tool housings can offer their maintenance and repair departments. “A good tool housing for the mining and quarrying segments should be indestructible to the elements...

The risk of doing damage to the environment is always high, crystalised as an ongoing discussion for heavy industry. According to CBC’s Steve Keown, energy companies are particularly well-positioned to address these concerns. “In an effort to mitigate these risk factors and address these concerns, leading energy companies like Viva Energy, Shell’s Macro-Distributor have been working to develop products with...

The quarries in New South Wales are informally regarded as historical sites having been in operation for half a century. The quarries in New South Wales are informally regarded as historical sites having been in operation for half a century. Some of them reside as global leaders in built materials production specialising in sand, gravel and...

A couple of days before Christmas, CBC was approached by a customer who had experienced a sudden breakdown on their mine winder, the hoisting application they were running underground. “The mine winder is usually located in a shed nearby the recognisable scaffolded tower operation that runs the cables,”...

Brad’s career began in the Power Transmission (PT) space, gradually progressing into his involvement with consulting on new project solutions through to the re-engineering, replacement and updating of older PT systems. In this article, Brad ponders the merits of upgrading legacy belt drives to high-efficiency modern belt drives particularly on mining applications — citing that one of the most...