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October and November are peak harvest months for crops such as canola, barley, oats and pulses. The season is also associated with higher risk of harvester fires – a major issue for the grain industry in the dry summer of the southern Australian cities. Research conducted...

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 harvest season is a critical period for all farmers. Most crops need to be harvested within a limited window of time for crop growers to achieve the best results. But with the harvesting equipment often kept idle throughout the year, it is critical to ensure that machinery is ready to roll come harvest season.

It’s not uncommon for machinery in building material manufacturing to be exposed to large amounts of dust or water splashing. Be it in cement production plants, brick kilns or steel mills, heavy air-borne dust and high humidity can greatly impact the bearings’ performance. That is where...

While Australia’s recycling sector has grown considerably since the 1990s, there is increased pressure on operators to recycle waste more efficiently – particularly in the wake of the China National Sword import restriction and a media focus on Australia’s waste management facilities1. This is why it’s essential to keep the rotating equipment at Recycling Plants in good service, says industrial bearing expert, Tony Tormey.

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.

The marketing motto adopted by Japanese-founded bearing manufacturer NTN, with its history of more than 100 years, is to ‘make the world ‘NAMERAKA’, with ‘NAMERAKA’ meaning ‘SMOOTH’ in Japanese. It’s an apt tagline as NTN is renowned for its production of anti-friction bearings, which are made to be smoother than the surface of a mirror.

A key facet of all buildings and architectural structures is sheet glass. The “float glass” continuous production process presents some challenging application demands for bearings and related components.   Whilst the glass production machinery manufacturers design and select components such as bearings to match the operating requirements,...

While wheel loaders and excavators are traditionally associated with mining and civil construction industries, such mobile equipment is a central component of any high capacity recycling plant. Given the often harsh and variable conditions of recycling facilities, equipment in the resource recovery space has a unique...