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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...

Schaeffler’s FAG and INA large size bearings are available in Australia through CBC’s national supply network. Schaeffler Australia Engineering Manager Andreas Pieper elaborates how the partnership places Schaeffler in a unique position in terms of supply availability and responsiveness. From supply to inspection, repair and online and offline condition monitoring...

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...

High pressure grinding rolls, also known as roller crushers, are used across mineral processing plants for a variety of applications, from cement processing to diamond liberation and iron ore pellet feed preparation. Other minerals and ores such as gold, copper and nickel are also often...

“We make things in Australia. We do it well. We need to keep making things in Australia.” Those were Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments when he announced, in October 2020, the launch of a “new era of Australian manufacturing” in line with the federal government’s $1.5...

Crusher jamming incidents are common – though unwelcomed – occurrences in quarry operations. There are many reasons why a rock crusher might get jammed, with the most common causes being the entry of oversized rocks, metal components or wet material into the crusher.   While crusher jam-ups...

The need for efficient mine management has never been greater than in 2020. With several mining operations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, some mines have been forced to cut down on capital expenditure to overcome tighter cashflows. On the other hand, spikes in prices of...