A trustworthy conveyor drive was what Eloise Copper mine’s maintenance team was looking for when it consulted CBC’s experts in July last year.
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.
Injectable packing is a relatively new sealing technology that offers certain benefits compared to mechanical and packing seals.
Schaeffler Australia, in collaboration with CBC, has helped set up a system for continuous condition monitoring of all dragline gearbox and motor drive bearings for a major coal mine in Queensland.
The Fenner Concord PLUS banded belts combine the advantages of wedge belts with a neoprene-fabric band that forms a single belt. They are ideal for applications where pulsating or shock loads cause instability in matched sets of wedge or V-belts.
Site engineers at a major gold production facility in Western Australia approached their long-term industrial partner, CBC, to help them reduce maintenance costs for their roller crushers.
Wollongong-based Clarks Mining Services relies on Gulf Western Oil hydraulic oils for its in-house manufactured mining and quarrying machinery.
Along with providing key products such as grouting equipment and hand-held rib drills, Clarks Mining also manufactures stone dusting equipment, air ventilation machines and crawler track drill rigs. In 2003, Clarks Mining was the first manufacturer to utilise a hydraulic rotator for the feed mast, allowing rigs to easily drill floor, roof and face rib bolts.
Conveyor Equipment Specialists provide material handling solutions such as monorail systems and conveyor belt trackers for mining, quarrying and general industries.
Based in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, the company supports the local mining industry, predominantly coal handling and preparation plants (CHPPs), with a wide range of engineering and maintenance services.
Mackay-based engineering and fabrication company, Mainetec (formerly Innovative Mining & Engineering Solutions) was established in 2010 with a vision to bring innovation to the design of mining equipment.
The Devcon brand, part of the ITW Polymers & Fluids portfolio of products, has over 50 years of proven success developing maintenance and repair products.
One of the ways by which mines, and other companies with heavy capital expenditure, can reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for their assets, is through enhancing the operational performance of their machinery to reduce TCO over the life of the asset.
The importance of good ventilation in underground mines cannot be overstated. To quote AirEng company manager Rhys Thompson, “If the ventilation system goes off, the mine has to shut down. That’s how critical it is.”
Proper maintenance of mobile fleets on a mine site is as important as managing the fixed equipment to ensure maximum asset life for the mine. This is an area where, CBC, as a leading distributor of specialty cleaning products, draws on its longstanding relationship with CRC to provide aerosol and bulk lubricants, anti-corrosion and chemical maintenance products to major mines across Australia.
Changing out a bearing stuck in between other components on a shaft can be quite challenging under normal conditions. But if this happens to be an emergency breakdown on a mine site, the task of replacing the bearing quickly is enough to give any site technician a headache.
Anti-seize lubricants are commonly used in the mining industry to treat corrosion and the subsequent seizure of metal connections in machine assemblies. But not all anti-seize products are made equal. This is why a hard rock mining operation in North Queensland consulted with the CBC Townsville branch – who they had been working with for … Continue reading LOCTITE anti-seize lubricants rock in mining application