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Mining / Cement / Aggregate - Industry Articles
Incorrect Bearing Replacement Type Can Cause Premature Failure - 274
Viewed 413 time(s) since Nov 10, 2014 - Bearings, Electrical Power Transmission
When roller crusher bearings are failing on a regular basis, use of the wrong replacement type could be the culprit.Roller crushers are regularly subject to harsh conditions. Heavy loads, along with abrasive dirt and extreme weather, can take a toll ... Read More
Special Heating Equipment for Extra Large Workpieces - 5311
Viewed 483 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018 - Bearings
The exhaust gas fan failed in the processing facility of a chemical plant. The plant operator was forced to replace the rolling bearing quickly due to the toxic gases and the resulting explosive atmosphere that occurred in the chemical production pro... Read More
Reliable Diagnosis of Damage in Vibrating Screens - 5309
Viewed 398 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018 - Bearings
Vibrating screens are central to the production process. Any unplanned stoppage of this equipment, and the associated loss of production, incurs considerable costs for the operator. In order to increase the availability of its own vibrating screens a... Read More
Professional Bearing Mounting in Tube Mill - 5306
Viewed 388 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018 - Bearings
The customer purchased a used tube mill which was delivered in single pieces. The delivery contained – amongst others – four new FAG spherical roller bearings with an outer diameter of more than 1,5 meters. The mounting of such bearings is very compl... Read More
Advanced Bearing Solutions-Mineral Extraction and Processing - 5292
Viewed 294 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018 - Bearings
At Pilbara Iron’s Dampier Port Operations replacing the bearings on the bucket wheel excavator drive was a maintenance nightmare. The standard unsplit FAG SGC Pillow Block housing was difficult to access. Normally it would have taken 72 hours t... Read More
Gates Belt Drive for the Aggregate Mining Industry - 5159
Viewed 210 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018 - Mechanical Power Transmission
Roller chain drives need replacing every year, and that comes at a cost. Switching to a belt drive saved $40,450 in parts, labor, and the elimination of downtime over three years for this application.This article is available in English Only. Read More
Rexnord Power Transmission Solutions for Mining Applications Overview - 2490
Viewed 381 time(s) since Mar 7, 2017 - Bearings, Material Handling, Mechanical Power Transmission
Rexnord Power Transmission Solutions for Mining Applications Overview. Read More
Rexnord Power Transmission Products Solutions for Cement Processing - 2489
Viewed 417 time(s) since Mar 7, 2017 - Bearings, Material Handling, Mechanical Power Transmission
Rexnord Power Transmission Products Solutions for Cement Processing Read More
Automatic Lubrication simalube in the Manufacture of Magnesium - 2328
Viewed 351 time(s) since Jan 20, 2017 - Chemicals
Magnesium manufacturing creates adverse conditions for bearings and other moving parts; DUST, WATER and HEAT. simalube automatic lubricators keep the process moving..  Read More
Product Availability When It Matters Most - 2116
Viewed 400 time(s) since Sep 28, 2016 - Bearings
When an Aggregate manufacturer went down due to a large split block bearing failure on a Sunday morning, PTI was able to overcome obstacles and had the manufacturer up and running by Monday morning.See the attachment below for details. Read More
Heavy-Duty Drum Pulleys Produce Heavy-Duty Savings - 1634
Viewed 479 time(s) since Mar 11, 2016 - Mechanical Power Transmission
Martin manufactures Heavy-Duty Pulleys which offer maximum protection in harsh environments. See the documented cost savings of over $123,000 in the attachment below associated with these Heavy-Duty Drum Pulleys. Read More
Cement Operations Require Tough Steel - 1396
Viewed 540 time(s) since Oct 23, 2015 - Electrical Power Transmission, Bearings
A cement plant was experiencing premature bearing failure due to contamination in their slurry pumps. NSK recommended angular contact bearings and technical training.See the attachment below for more details.  Read More
Mining Hose Safety - 1184
Viewed 358 time(s) since Jun 26, 2015 - Pneumatic - Hydraulic
 This video presents Hose Safety tips for the Mining industry.  Read More
BDI Provides Sand and Gravel Customer Alternative to Vulcanizing - 1293
Viewed 748 time(s) since Aug 21, 2015 - Material Handling
 A sand and gravel company customer was having trouble with the conveyor belt on its pug mill. The belt’s head pulley had a very aggressive scraper, leading the customer to assume that vulcanizing was the only option for belt replacement. Howev... Read More
Large Gearboxes Require Maintenance and Lubrication - 1153
Viewed 535 time(s) since Jun 8, 2015 - Mechanical Power Transmission
A gearbox uses mechanical advantage to increase output torque and reduce RPM. A motor's shaft is fed into the gearbox and through a series of internal gears, providing torque and speed conversion. Gearboxes are available in a variety of sizes an... Read More
Shaft-Mounted Gear Reducer Solves Dual Problem for Limestone Quarry - 442
A limestone quarry customer was experiencing a high rate of catastrophic gear reducer failures, causing costly downtime.  Rexnord proposed a solution that reduced the total cost of ownership while also addressing the downtime issue. For detailed info... Read More