Mining Tag

When it comes to the mechanical components of ball mills – which are essential to any hard rock mining operation – the focus is often on the trunnion bearings. With diameters typically ranging from one to two metres, these bearings tend to steal the show. But...

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 the bore diameter of a bearing is 1.5 metres, it’s not classified as an ‘off-the-shelf’ item. Yet these extra-large bearings are often employed on critical pieces of equipment, such as the trunnions of grinding mills at mine sites. This is why a trusted supplier with engineering expertise in the installation and maintenance of these bearings is so important to the customers that use them.

One of CBC Australia’s key partners for shaft coupling products is Timken®, which provides the Timken Quick-Flex® shaft couplings to operate in harsh environments, especially within industries such as mines and quarries while requiring minimal maintenance.