Driveline Tag

The Australian cattle dog has become iconic in the Australian agricultural landscape because of their unique attributes. Energetic, hardworking, and intelligent, the dogs, bred originally from a combination of English drovers’ dogs and dingoes, are tough enough to work for hours in harsh Australian conditions.

It’s a little-known fact that the humble roller chain, a critical component to recycling plants, was first conceived by Leonardo da Vinci in the 1500s. However it wasn’t until 1880 that the roller chain was actually invented and the Indianapolis Chain and Stamping Company was founded in 1890. The first US domestic roller chain producer was focused on a chain for the safety bicycle.

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.

Many mines and quarries in Australia are located in remote parts of the country, potentially hundreds of kilometres away from an urban centre. The environments in which these motors operate are extremely hot (reaching 40 to 55 degrees), dusty, and often corrosive.

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.

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...

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...