All posts by Kate Felton

Breathing easier with silica controls in the workplace

Silicosis has been flagged as a problem in the Australian mining industry since the beginning of the 20th century. Yet the dust disease is still prevalent today. Over 600,000 Australian workers are exposed to silica dust each year and an estimated 230 develop lung cancer as a result. “In mines and quarry sites, there are … Continue reading Breathing easier with silica controls in the workplace

SOLID-BLOCK HOUSED UNITS call for solid training

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, industry expert Brad Kemp wants to remind readers that these are highly specialised products, which do require an understanding of the internal componentry in order to … Continue reading SOLID-BLOCK HOUSED UNITS call for solid training

Building on solid foundations

In the search for the perfect epoxy grouting compound to install critically aligned machinery for mining, site engineers often look for these attributes: high compressive strength, high impact strength, resistance to fatigue, ease of mixing and levelling, fast curing, low shrinkage and resistance to weathering and chemicals.  The Epirez® Chockfast® Red and Chockfast® Orange compounds from ITW Polymers and Fluids … Continue reading Building on solid foundations