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Advanced Bearing Solutions-Mineral Extraction and Processing

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 to replace the spherical roller bearings. This would have meant costs of idleness of € 1 110 (AUD 2 000) per hour.

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