Power Transmission Tag

Belts are the most cost-effective and reliable means of power transmission in an industrial application. However, drive problems can occur if belts are not installed or maintained correctly, with one of the most common sources of these being misalignment. Which is why Gates® – who is recognised as a global leader in belts and power transmission technology – created the...

Prior to the Gates® revolutionary BIRD™ (Belt Installation + Rotation Device), no product existed to address the risks associated with drive inspection and installation. “The occupational health and safety implications of this technology is significant,” explains Steve Hittmann. “Rather than manually rotating the belt, the BIRD™ does the work for...

In a food production plant, managing the risk of incidental contamination is top priority for operators, according to Steve Hittmann. “Many of our customers operate wineries, bakeries, sugar refineries, or deal in fresh produce so they need their entire system to perform in conditions where there are regular maintenance cycles,” he explains. On...

It’s not every day that an impromptu opportunity comes along for CBC to help out the community. So, when an Adelaide local school was unable to host their annual fundraiser due to an engineering roadblock, CBC’s Tony Voiklis stepped up to keep things rolling. To read the full article, please click here....

Innovative technology for the remote analysis of mechanical motor and drive systems could mean that the future of motor tech support will be at the tip of the touch screen, according to Steve Hittmann, CBC National Product Manager for Mechanical Drive Systems. “Motion Industries has partnered with TECO to promote the launch of the new TECO MAXe3 mobile app, geared at improving the customer experience when selecting motor and drive systems for various...

After the harvests are hauled in from the vineyards, the stalks and stems are separated from the grapes on a conveyor system and transferred onto an elevator, so that the wine ingredients go on way and the unwanted bits are carried away as organic waste, explains CBC’s Michael Williams. Central to the CBC Para Hills location in Adelaide, Michael...

CBC’s Troy Markland often defers to the Rexnord product range when supplying Power Transmission solutions to customers in the food-processing segment. “Even with my 40 years of experience in Power Transmission, I still consult frequently with the product experts from Rexnord when I am looking to design a more effective conveying application for a client,” he says. When it comes to designing an effective general conveying application where there will be...

“Joining two aligning shafts on a slurry pump is very difficult to do without any deflection and misalignment,” explains CBC’s expert on Power Transmission, Troy Markland. Troy recommends the Fenner FenaFlexTM Tyre Coupling for this particular application. “Fenner® power transmission products have a long history in the mining sector,” says Troy. “From...

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...