Belt Tag

When it comes to paper and cardboard recycling, Australia is relatively well-positioned globally. The National Waste Report 2018 shows that about 60 per cent of Australia’s paper and cardboard waste is recycled1, with other estimates putting the figure as high as 87 per cent 2. All paper or cardboard recycling processes often begin by shredding the raw material in an industrial shredder – also known as a mulcher – before moving on to pulping, de-inking, drying and rolling of new paper.

When a large quarry in Southeast Queensland was experiencing a major maintenance issue with their crusher due to the frequent replacement of belts, they called on CBC staff to come up with a solution. This involved replacing all belts with a set of premium Gates V-belts and ensuring they were correctly installed. The result: significant cost savings and more efficient on-site maintenance.

When one of the world’s global beverage manufacturers called upon the expertise of CBC Australia to assist in improving their roller chain conveyor drive issues, a collaborative effort ensued with both CBC and Gates engineers recommending a Poly Chain® GT™ Carbon™ belt solution. That belt solution was installed in 2008 – and it’s still running successfully today.

The building materials sector is incredibly diverse, with manufacturers producing a range of materials, from steel and concrete to timber and paper. However, as diverse as it is, CBC National Accounts Manager Wayne D’Souza says there are a number of common challenges that manufacturers face.   “Production...

When a piece of equipment fails, not only does it usually require costly repairs, but it also often shuts down production.   This can lead to flow-on costs that build up the longer it takes for the problem to be solved, and in a competitive manufacturing market...

Gates’ high-quality Predator v-belts by have unrivalled high-load carrying capabilities, making them extremely effective for uses in mining operations. The v-belts are covered for extreme abrasion and wear resistance, so they are protected from oil, dirt, heat, fatigue and shock loads. Not only are the belts themselves...

Australia’s dairy industry is one of the country’s shining export lights. This is because it’s a trusted food source for many countries around the world, which is due to many reasons, one being the stringent standards under which local dairy products are processed and manufactured. Conveyors...

In the lead up to Christmas, Australia warms up and so does the consumer desire for a wider variety of seasonal produce. For food processors, however, summertime also brings with it the heightened risk of contamination.   Food safety is a priority for food processors and manufacturers...

The Gates Corporation has engineered a power transmission belt that is lighter, cleaner and completely removes maintenance costs compared with roller chain. Roller chains play a vital role in industrial machinery, commonly used for power transmission on drives. However, certain aspects of a roller chain’s metal composition can...