Steve Hittmann 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...

From the moment the wheel came into existence, people have been faced with the seemingly simple task of mounting their inventions to a shaft so that something useful could be accomplished. Within an industrial scenario, such as in a recycling plant, components such as couplings, pulleys,...

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...

The explosive nature of grain and flour dusts is well-documented, with some of the worst industrial accidents in the world caused by explosions from dust clouds. Research published in the United States additionally reveals that 50% of all explosions from combustible dusts in the 20th...

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.

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 major water pumping station approached CBC Australia about a shaft coupling problem, they not only received a product type that was better suited to their application but managed to reduce the amount of inventory they had in stock by over 500%. This resulted in improved pump performance and significant cost savings.

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.