Quarrying Tag

Anthony O’Keefe says customers are realising significant benefits from implementing remote, wireless solutions. “What the pandemic has done is brought two key advantages of a remote, wireless solution to the fore – firstly, it reduces risk, by decreasing the number of contractors coming out to site,...

As far as bearings go, the Timken® Solid-Block Housed units are famous in heavy industry, renowned for their seemingly unbreakable solid cast steel housing and ease of installation. However, Senior Service Engineer for Timken Australia, Brad Kemp wants to remind readers that these are highly specialised products, which do...

CRC Industries has been servicing the mining and quarrying sector in Australia since the 1970s when they first began manufacturing in the country. Today they are one of the major players in the sector and have partnered with CBC on services. Business Development Manager at CRC, David Bailey discusses...

Motion Asia Pacific’s national branch footprint, along with technical competency, allows them to be industry leaders in the mining and quarrying sectors. “We’ve had a long association with the mining industry – in fact one of our businesses has been serving this sector for over 100...

The value of a material can be determined by the breadth of its application. Materials such as silicone can have unlimited problem-solving benefits, depending on how it is engineered, says Sinisa Petkovic, Key Account Executive for CBC Malaga. Silicones combine silicon-based glass and carbon-based plastic. Sinisa points out...

“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...

When CBC Regional Mining Manager, Sam Wilkinson, received a query from a copper mining customer in Northern Queensland about a bearing failure analysis on one of their flotation blowers, he moved quickly to draw up a proposal that included an NTN bearings solution. “The fans move...

Traditional methods of mechanical fastening often include lock washers, locknuts, jam nuts, and safety wire which protect the threads and secure bolts in place, however, according to Michael Rowe, Product Manager of Adhesive and Sealants for CBC Australia, they still leave gaps that will be exposed to...

The belt is arguably the most understated worker of the mining industry, according to CBC’s Steve Hittmann. The Gates® PowerGrip™ GT4™ is the latest in materials science for belt design. “The belt is made from ethylene-propylene elastomer rubber (EPR) which is resistant to heat, oxidation, weather, brake fluids, oils and...

Silicosis is a serious problem affecting mines and quarries. Which is why Michael Rowe, Product Manager for Safety with CBC Australia says workplace controls are critical. “Silicosis is preventable through controls that either stop or reduce the amount of silica dust,” he stresses. According to Michael, “prevention...