Quarrying Tag

“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...

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...

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...