Living in a material world: Silicone for the aluminium sector in WA

 

The value of a material can be determined by the breadth of its application. Materials such as silicone can have unlimited problem-solving benefits, depending on how it is engineered, says Sinisa Petkovic, key account executive for CBC Malaga.

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foundations

Good foundations at BSC Orange cement relationship with Hanson quarry

The BSC branch in Orange, New South Wales, has been servicing mines and quarries in the central-west region since 1965. “Other bearing companies have come and gone, but we remain – it’s testament to the strong foundations of BSC, which is currently celebrating 100 years of business, and is Australia’s longest established distributor of bearings and power transmission,” says Branch Manager of BSC Orange, Phil McGarity. “Becoming a part of Motion Asia Pacific has been a huge milestone for us, but our purpose remains the same: to keep the local businesses in motion.”

That of course extends to customers such as the Hanson aggregate quarry in Molong, about 30 minutes northwest of Orange.

“We have been solutions providers to the Hanson quarry since I’ve been branch manager here – so at least 13 years,” says Phil. “Back in 2011 they were having ongoing issues with their conveyor, with repeated bearing and shaft failures. We had our engineers go out to site to assess the situation and create a custom bearing solution. It significantly reduced their issues and improved their productivity.”

After diagnosing the problem – which was componentry failure due to dust and rock getting into the housings and bearings – the BSC team recommended the Timken® Spherical Roller Bearing Solid-Block Housed Units.

“We offered them this bearing solution and provided an in-house training session at our Orange BSC branch,” expands Phil. “They have now installed this product on every conveyor over the last 10 years.”

Sales representative Kelvin McCarron, who worked with the Hanson quarry manager on providing the bearing solution, elaborated further on the customer’s reaction.

“He was over the moon with them,” enthuses McCarron. “After successfully trialing the first conveyor, he asked us to swap out the rest of the conveyor bearings at the site with the Timken® Spherical Roller Bearing Solid-Block Housed Units. We only replaced those units in 2019 – almost nine years from their original trial. That’s a remarkable life for bearing units in this kind of application and environment.”

Both industry experience and product knowledge played a role in the recommendation of the Timken® Spherical Roller Bearing Solid-Block Housed Units.

“The solid steel housing of these units makes them pretty indestructible. They’re specifically designed to withstand conditions like those out at the Hanson Molong quarry, which is why we knew they would be a good fit – and we knew from our experience and knowledge exchange at BSC that other customers had achieved success in similar applications,” explains Phil. “Besides the cast steel – which can manage extreme loads and speed capacities – these units have multiple levels of sealing to protect them from harsh contaminants, which maximises their operational life.”

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T40

Hole navigation ensures reliable drilling practice, delivers smooth operation

 

Epiroc has cemented itself as a leader in drill rig technology – so much so that about 95 per cent of orders for its SmartROC drill rigs include its Hole Navigation System.

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Biodegradable tool grease ideal for sustainable contractor

 

Rammer’s BIO Tool Grease for hydraulic rockbreakers has been developed in collaboration with customers across the extractive industries.

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Rammer

Rammer technology to help cut downtime

 

The use of advanced hydraulics, materials technology, strength calculations, impact wave theory and production technology have cemented rockbreaker solutions provider Rammer’s position in the Australian mining, quarrying and construction industries.

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U-Haul

U-Haul Australia makes long hauls easier

 

U-Haul trailers require robust bearing solutions for long hauls across Australian roadways. National business manager Wayne Miller says the company is on a mission: to exceed all expectations of trailer hire and provide the best hire experience in Australia.

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