Spherical Roller Bearing Tag

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...

Read about how the use of NTN “EA” long life bearings, recommended by CBC engineers, helped a major mining operation successfully extend service life in their fleet of walking draglines. The operators had already undertaken mechanical and operational improvements with some positive results, but bearing life was still...

During the Viva Energy Geelong Refinery major maintenance shutdown in 2020, the CBC Geelong branch helped supply critical components, including Timken spherical roller bearing solid block housed units, to the plant. The refinery’s Central Maintenance Workshop Supervisor Darren Casboult says restrictions imposed on the site during COVID-19 and the...

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...

Mining and mineral processing operations in Australia are highly dispersed, and in many instances, far from major support centres. Mining companies are compelled to maintain critical insurance spares to mitigate equipment failure downtime. However, there are still gaps in component part inventories such as bearings. There...

While Australia’s recycling sector has grown considerably since the 1990s, there is increased pressure on operators to recycle waste more efficiently – particularly in the wake of the China National Sword import restriction and a media focus on Australia’s waste management facilities1. This is why it’s essential to keep the rotating equipment at Recycling Plants in good service, says industrial bearing expert, Tony Tormey.

When the bore diameter of a bearing is 1.5 metres, it’s not classified as an ‘off-the-shelf’ item. Yet these extra-large bearings are often employed on critical pieces of equipment, such as the trunnions of grinding mills at mine sites. This is why a trusted supplier with engineering expertise in the installation and maintenance of these bearings is so important to the customers that use them.

The marketing motto adopted by Japanese-founded bearing manufacturer NTN, with its history of more than 100 years, is to ‘make the world ‘NAMERAKA’, with ‘NAMERAKA’ meaning ‘SMOOTH’ in Japanese. It’s an apt tagline as NTN is renowned for its production of anti-friction bearings, which are made to be smoother than the surface of a mirror.

In sport, Australia often has a reputation for punching above its weight, and this is something the nation is often proud of. Less commonly recognised, however, are the industries where Australia is a leader on a global scale, outperforming other countries with industries much larger in size.

Shredding and removing deleterious materials can place extensive pressure on the machine itself, meaning the right componentry is needed to support the task. Fortunately, innovations in productivity have continued to offer the recycling sector higher throughputs at a lower operating cost. For shredding applications, a high performance...