Mining Tag

 High quality lifting products are critical to the safety of the mining workforce. This is particularly true when heavy equipment needs to be removed or brought to site, as often the chain sling is solely responsible for the safety of the suspended equipment. David Malthouse, Lifting...

As a mechanical engineering consultancy offering design and maintenance services to major industrial plants across Australia and beyond, the team at PHD Engineering know that their clients cannot risk any unwanted downtimes in their operations. Understanding this criticality, Senior Mechanical Engineer Stuart Hipsley says the team...

Bearings are one of the most commonly used machine parts in any industry. A sound knowledge of best practices in installing and maintaining bearings is therefore essential for those in charge of machinery maintenance to avoid unexpected downtimes. As a global bearing manufacturer, NSK offers accredited...

When BSC’s Bundaberg branch in Queensland noticed that their client, a major gold mine, was being forced to replace the drive belts on their conveyor system sooner than the scheduled downtime, they proposed upgrading the drive belts to the raw-edge Carlisle® Power-Wedge® Cog-Belt®, with significant...

Frequent bearing failures on a mine site’s conveyor system pulleys prompted specialists from BSC and NSK to carry out joint investigations to discover the cause. The Australian mine had been replacing the bearings every year, with replacements causing unexpected delays in the mine’s operations.

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.