Turning market pressure into market opportunity

 

Most people would list some essential qualities of quarrying equipment as robust, reliable, low maintenance, and maybe high tech. But one feature becoming increasingly important, in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions is Australian-made. 

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Choosing a mobile that outdoes the modelling

 

As Metso Outotec’s Australian distributor, Tutt Bryant Equipment is expected to provide knowledgeable support, a wide range, and quality service – a tall order for any business.  But after a quick chat with Tutt’s staff, it becomes clear they have all that and more. 

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Schaeffler seals the deal with top of line sealed bearings

Bearing failures on mine sites occur most often due to contaminants, such as aggregates, iron ore, coal or any mining material penetrating the seal of the housing. This is aggravated by poor maintenance of the equipment, insufficient or excessive lubrication, and incorrect installation.

On a mine site, water is often used to wash down equipment, leaking through the bearings, turning dust into mud, and hindering performance on production lines.

Sealed spherical roller bearings, as Tony Tormey, BSC’s product manager for industrial bearings explains, are the “last line of defence” where bearings are used in dust-prone applications in mining, such as in conveyor pulleys or conveyors in cement mills.

“Bearings in harsh conditions like mining generally have three barriers, which is the housing, the grease and the seal on the bearing. You can also fill the cavity in the housing with grease, which will act as another barrier,” Tormey said. “But despite all that, water or dust can still penetrate the housing, and that’s where sealed spherical roller bearings provide an extra layer of protection to the bearing.”

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Managing regulatory and environmental challenges to extend quarry’s viability

 

A concrete and quarrying producer has successfully sought the assistance of a consultancy and engineering specialist on a variety of complex consent applications. Read more

Daracon seeks approval for project five years in the making

 

Daracon has revised its expansion proposal for Martins Creek quarry in New South Wales, and the State Significant Planning Department will accept community submissions on the matter until the beginning of July.

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Battery-powered screen joins decarbonisation challenge

 

Powerscreen, a manufacturer and provider of mobile crushing and screening equipment, has responded to the decarbonisation challenge by unveiling the concept Eco-Warrior battery-powered mobile screen.

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Optimised vibrating screens boost family business

 

A third-generation family quarrying business is maintaining its commitment to quality across changing seasons through its decades-long preference for sophisticated and optimised vibrating screens and their screen media.

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