Power Transmission Tag

With his experience as Power Transmission Engineer with CBC Australia, Tony Voiklis had always thought raw edge, or cogged v-belts were not ideal for applications in harsh environments. That perception changed when he learned about the superior performance of the Carlisle® Power-Wedge® Cog-Belt® by Timken. “Our experience with other brands of raw...

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...

Jaw couplings are popular for their versatility and robustness in connecting industrial machines such as pumps, blowers, compressors and mixers in mechanical power transmission assemblies. CBC Australia’s National Product Manager for Power Transmission, Troy Markland, explains why the Fenner jaw coupling has a fail-safe design and how to install the...

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...

In response to ‘Why aren’t more food and beverage manufacturers considering the viability of belt drives versus chain drives in their processes?’ CBC Sales Representative Steve Cutajar believes they absolutely should. “Synchronous belts have come a long way in recent years and today, belts can easily replace chains...

A redesigned and upgraded Bonfiglioli bevel helical gearbox with a TECO E3 IP66 mining spec motor was the solution offered by the CBC team in Adelaide for a runaway conveyor belt. The belt was freely rotating backwards when overloaded, presenting safety concerns. The upgrade also helped reduce electrical running...

The CBC bearing fitment training and laser alignment training provide on-site training to any industrial plant interested in educating their maintenance team. Delivered by experienced technicians on site, the programme combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on training and practice. Incorrect bearing fitment causes pre-mature bearing failures, which...

When the Eloise Copper mine in Cloncurry looked for a reliable conveyor drive to replace an outdated hydraulic drive unit, the CBC team at Townsville recommended Bonfiglioli HD Series gearbox and a TECO MAXe3 Mining motor as the best solution.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

The new PowerGrip™ GT4™ by Gates® is a high torque synchronous belt with the highest power-carrying capacity of any belt in its class. Developed based on customer feedback, the belt is well-matched to a variety of applications in the food processing industry. As CBC’s Steve Hittmann, National Product Manager for Mechanical Drive Systems and Belt Drives,...