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.
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.”
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.
Hastings Technology Metals has inked a master agreement with German automotive supplier Schaeffler Technologies AG for the supply of its mixed rare earth carbonate (MREC).
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.
As mining companies look to get the most out of their equipment, Inenco Industrial Solutions is leading the way in innovation through its engineering arm.
The first signs of impending breakdown in machinery typically include tiny changes in vibration that warn of excessive wear in the bearings upon which efficient functioning depends.
The broad range of new FAG HEATER devices can be used to swiftly and economically heat rolling bearings weighing up to 1.6 tons for mounting and maintenance operations.
Schaeffler received a highly commended award at the 2016 Bulk Handling Awards ceremony for two of its maintenance solutions.
Schaeffler has released the latest series of Motion Guard automatic lubrication devices, an environmentally friendly method of keeping bearings adequately lubricated.