Mines and Quarries Tag

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...

The need for efficient mine management has never been greater than in 2020. With several mining operations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, some mines have been forced to cut down on capital expenditure to overcome tighter cashflows. On the other hand, spikes in prices of...

“Belt repair products are often perceived as being emergency fixes; something you use to extend the belt life until you work out a more permanent solution. That’s not the case with the Devcon® R-Flex™ belt repair compound,” says Graham Astbury, Technical Manager at ITW Polymers &...

Proper maintenance of mobile fleets on a mine site is as important as managing the fixed equipment to ensure maximum asset life for the mine. This is an area where, CBC, as a leading distributor of specialty cleaning products, draws on its longstanding relationship with...

Changing out a bearing stuck in between other components on a shaft can be quite challenging under normal conditions. But if this happens to be an emergency breakdown on a mine site, the task of replacing the bearing quickly is enough to give any site...

Drill rig chains work in some of the toughest environments. They’re also essential to a drilling rig assembly. As CBCAustralia’s National Product Manager for Power Transmission, Troy Markland, explains, “once a drilling operation starts, you can’t afford a chain to break halfway through the process.” This...

McLennan Earthmoving in South Grafton of New South Wales is a key supplier of quarry products, including granite aggregates and industrial sands, to major civil and infrastructure projects in the region. With a large fleet of trucks and earthmoving equipment, the family owned business also...

Mining and mineral processing operations in Australia are highly dispersed, and in many instances, far from major support centres. Mining companies are compelled to maintain critical insurance spares to mitigate equipment failure downtime. However, there are still gaps in component part inventories such as bearings. There...

The COVID-19 crisis has forced businesses to change how they operate, and according to condition monitoring specialist Mark Slaughter, it could be the beginning of a larger transformation in the condition monitoring world – particularly in the context of remote monitoring options for customers in the mines and quarries segment.