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- Variant friction coefficients of lagging and implications for conveyor design
For many decades lagging has been used to both protect conveyor pulleys and to increase the available friction for driving the conveyor belt. Today lagging is available in various embodiments with differing stated capabilities and strengths. A primary consideration in the choice of lagging is the coefficient of friction. Designers use the friction coefficient in … Continue reading Variant friction coefficients of lagging and implications for conveyor design
- 3G/4G HD 2 megapixel motion activated & time lapse solar security camera
Live view this Solar powered 2 megapixel megapixel camera from any web enabled device including PC, Mac, IPad, Iphone etc. No software or Apps needed. Secure user name and password login worldwide. No power, No Internet, cabling is out of the question! It really doesn’t matter. Our 3G/4G or WiFi enabled HD Solar Camera can … Continue reading 3G/4G HD 2 megapixel motion activated & time lapse solar security camera
- Safety at its best
The pneumatic wrench, or rattle gun, is one of the most indispensable tools on any heavy construction or maintenance job, but for underground mining purposes a little more is needed in design to ensure workers are safe in their duties. That’s why Chicago Pneumatic developed a range of ATEX certified and IP6 rated, heavy duty, … Continue reading Safety at its best
- Providing a new outlet
Victaulic products are an essential part of mining operations across Australia. Here Tyler Laubach, a Materials Technology Engineer at Victaulic, and Gary Trinker, Victaulic Product Manager, explain the business and operational benefits of utilising mechanical spigots when fitting tailing outlets.
- How air springs fill the maintenance gap when imported machinery wears out
A challenge raised by a growing trend towards full importation of industrial production and processing machinery is ensuring a readily accessible supply of the correct type of spare parts as key actuation and isolation components wear out.
- Gasless Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) Wires vs. MIG?
Welding in a workshop is an ideal situation for a tradesperson, with equipment they require at their disposal for fabrications, along with comfort and shelter from external elements. However, not all welding is possible under such ideal circumstances. A construction project requires a fair bit of planning and preparation to ensure all welds, especially those … Continue reading Gasless Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) Wires vs. MIG?
- MineARC Innovation Committee Develops –First Portable Underground First Aid Station
As leaders in the field of emergency refuge and industrial safety, MineARC Systems has always placed a strong emphasis on research and development. Their Innovation Committee, consisting of qualified engineers and R&D advocates continually work to identify problematic areas and obstacles within the industry; developing unique solutions that help clients improve safety, reduce costs and … Continue reading MineARC Innovation Committee Develops –First Portable Underground First Aid Station
- Colliery Saves $100,000+ with Compressed Air Upgrade: Free Case Study
Commissioned by the Myuna Colliery of Centennial Coal, this free case study looks at the installation of a new two-stage air compressor in place of two single stage compressors. The results, among other things, include savings of more than $100,000.
- Lifting Solutions: Reduce Risk of Repetitive Strain & Back Injury
With an identified need in mining for a solution to workers suffering strain and back injuries from constantly standing upright, and operating hand held equipment, Safetech and Clarks Mining collaborated to develop a unique drilling rig lift table.
This case study details the results of this integration, which led to a reduced risk of injury and an increase in daily productivity.
- Rare Earth Extraction – Hastings Project Case Study
This case study explores the stages, technology and strategy of the Hastings Project – an exciting initiative by Hastings Rare Metals involving heavy rare earths.
- Copper Vs Fibre Cabling- What’s the Real Story?
This free guide from AFC Group discusses the benefits of adopting GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) for mining, and the comparisons between FibreLAN solutions over traditional copper solutions.
- New Arafura Partnerships Set to Drive Rare Earth Commercialisation
In this free interview ahead of Strategic Metals and Rare Earths 2014, Arafura’s Managing Director, Gavin Lockyer, talks about the recent progress of the Nolans Rare Earth Project as well as engagement with China.
- Are You AS4772-2008 Compliant? New 2014 Legislation Explained
This free guide has been created to assist you in navigating through the new quick coupler legislation, to ensure your mine site doesn’t get caught out.
- Are the Dark Days Over for GPS Coverage?
In this free article, Jason Nitz, Newmont’s Superintendent for Fleet Management Systems, discusses the implementation of the Locata GPS high precision system and the marked improvements it has had on the site’s productivity.
- Does Size Matter for Miners? A New Era in Embedded Computing
This free whitepaper from Allied Data Systems examines the challenges of traditional computing Vs a new breed of computers that are migrating their way from the commercial arena for use in mining, that provide the latest technology, small size and extreme ruggedness.
- Overmolding: A Modern Solution for Mining’s Testing Environment
This free whitepaper examines the use of overmolding- commonly used to overcome this challenge, and assembled cordsets, offering a comparison of the technologies and providing a detailed description of the advantages offered with overmolded corsets.
- No More Pivot Wear with this One Maintenance Tip
Pivot wear in machinery is a well known problem, which results time and time again in breakdowns or stoppages, requiring expensive welding or line boring repairs.
This video from CPS Wear parts compares current pivot repair methods against the new Expander system, which eliminates welding and line boring, using pins, to permanently remove future wear problems.
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- Solving the Mine Site Communication Challenge: Free Whitepaper
This free white paper examines the challenges to reliable mine site communications, the risks of unreliable connectivity and how to tackle this challenge effectively and economically.
- A Maintenance Manager’s Guide to Improving Machine Uptime
What if we told you by improved diagnostics, you could predict and minimise the risk of unscheduled downtime?
This free guide from CAN Automotion examines the use of CBT2- a complete tool to test, diagnose and report on CAN Bus, as used in most mobile machines in mining. Enabling the user to connect to many different machines to interpret and identify any network, wiring or signal problem in advance- reducing the risk of machine failure and unplanned downtime.
- Is it Time to Assess Your Capital?
Australia’s mining industry is on the cusp of change. While investment in new mines is forecast to drop 40% over the next four years, mining operations are gearing-up for a ‘production boom’ – an upswing that is set to place increasing pressure on local companies to keep costs down, while increasing their operational efficiencies.