Mines & Quarries Tag

Misaligned pulleys and incorrect belt tensioning are some of the most common causes of belt failures in belt drive systems. Derek Hill, National Sales Manager - Industrial at Gates, says these failures can be prevented by using correct tools for belt installation and tensioning. Moreover, considering...

BSC Bundaberg Branch Manager Dale Jackson recalls how failing to order gland packings for a scheduled gearbox replacement almost caused a major downtime for a large gold mine. Luckily for the mine, BSC partner Seal Innovations was able to cut the gland packing and deliver...

When BSC  Bundaberg Branch Manager, Dale Jackson learned about regular coupling failures in a mine’s dump trucks, he suggested installing Lovejoy Quick-Flex® coupling by Timken with steel hubs as an alternative solution. The couplings do not need to be realigned and can be replaced just by replacing the element,...

When BSC Technical Sales Representative David Harwood realised that a sand washing plant was replacing bearings in their main conveyor weekly, he resorted to help. The solution he proposed was using Timken’s spherical roller bearing solid block housed units to resist high abrasions from coarse sand. The result was better...

When it comes to the purchase and installation of valuable capital equipment, maximising its longevity and trouble-free operation should always be the end goal; this starts with ensuring a suitable foundation is in place. “The best structural grouting products are the ones you don’t have to see again after installation,” says BSC’s National Product Manager for Lubricants, Steve Keown.