Belt Tag

How Midwest Fabrication, a Queensland-based manufacturer of grain harvesting equipment, grew from building the first machine for their own farm to gaining national recognition for their products in just over two decades is the material great Aussie success stories are made of. Martin Schutt, a second-generation...

Crusher jamming incidents are common – though unwelcomed – occurrences in quarry operations. There are many reasons why a rock crusher might get jammed, with the most common causes being the entry of oversized rocks, metal components or wet material into the crusher.   While crusher jam-ups...

While the score was only approximately 35mm wide and 10mm deep, the damage on the belt extended for 700 metres, and on a belt that was less than a month old, that cost more than $1 million dollars. As such, it remains the largest single...

Ever since Melbourne-based construction and demolition material recycler, City Circle Group, were introduced by their CBC sales manager to the high-performance Gates® belts a few years ago, there’s been no looking back for them, according to City Circle Group’s Recycling Operations Manager Josh Ralston. Recycling construction...

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...