It’s easy to disregard the importance of humble components such as gland packings in multi-million-dollar mining equipment. After all, these are among products that are truly cherished only when something goes wrong.
When a major open cut coal mining operation undertook an initiative to improve the service life of its walking draglines, replacing the bearings in some critical applications with the NTN “EA” long life bearings helped double the interval between replacements – matching related durability improvements.
Read about how condition monitoring helped an iron ore exporter in Western Australia prevent bearing failure and avoid a costly downtime.
Ever since introducing the Scorpion seals for mining conveyor pulleys over a decade ago, CBC Australia engineers have been constantly improving the design features of the seals.
CBC, the largest distributor of bearings, power transmission and engineering solutions in Australia, offers onsite bearing fitment and laser alignment training courses to their customers.