Timken is one of BSC’s key partners for bearing products, with BSC acting as the sole supplier of the Timken spherical roller bearing solid-block housed units in Australia.
When it comes to the mechanical components of ball mills – which are essential to any hard rock mining operation – the focus is often on the trunnion bearings. But it’s actually the pinion bearings, which are responsible for turning the ball mill around, that work the hardest.
CBC is a national distributor of Shell Lubricants and supports the lubrication needs of mining and quarrying customers in partnership with Viva Energy – Shell’s exclusive licensee in Australia.
As a leading national supplier to a wide range of industries in Australia, BSC has been working closely with SP Tools over the past 10 years, offering premium tool solutions for different market segments.
As a leading name in lubrication supply in Australia, BSC has been supplying GWO lubricants to a range of different industries, including mining and quarrying.
CBC, in conjunction with bearing specialist company, NTN, provides a unique bearing-housing-sealing arrangement that works to ensure maximum protection for the bearing and lubrication.
When CBC Australia Gladstone branch technical sales representative James Darrach noticed his customer had repeat orders for the same belt in short intervals, it raised a flag. He wanted to propose a better drive solution.
CBC has stated that it will remain open for business and will continue to support its customers, suppliers and stakeholders around Australia while carefully monitoring the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.
For CBC key accounts manager Steve Madden, winning an evergreen contract with a major Australian mining services contractor is definitely a highlight of his 25-year career.
Two key areas that mining operations could improve upon to prevent unplanned shutdowns and increase throughput are equipment reliability and documented predictability, says industry expert David Greig.
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.
There are a number of benefits that thermal imaging cameras can bring to a mining operation but perhaps the most salient of these is how they can improve safety.
Drill down rigs in particular need to be able to withstand the impacts that come from drilling into hard granite and rock to create blasting holes.
When a large quarry in South East Queensland was experiencing a major maintenance issue with its crusher due to the frequent replacement of belts, it called on CBC staff to come up with a solution.
Bucket wheel reclaimers play an integral role in the iron ore sector. They are also vulnerable to contamination from dust and other particulates that cause problems to their functionality.
Understanding the condition of a plant and its equipment allows for improved planning analysis, better utilisation of equipment, reduced downtime, reduced maintenance spend and ultimately improves the productivity of an operation. This is why condition monitoring is important for any mining operation, regardless of the scale and scope.
Over the last two years, Inenco Industrial Solutions has made significant improvements to its supply chain, bringing better responsiveness and reliability to customers in the mining segment.
Coal mines are notoriously high-stress environments for machines to operate in due to the contamination of parts.
Nord Drivesystems’ Industrial Gear Units have helped raise the bar for a Western Australian producer’s conveyor drive systems.
As mining companies look to cut costs and reduce downtime associated with machinery, Gates offers the market its Predator V belts.