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September 15-18, 2014
Biennial Moveable Bridge Symposium 2014
New Orleans, LA
September 15-19, 2014
Electra Mining 2014
September 16-18, 2014
A major manufacturer of aircraft cargo systems needed a roller bearing solution for the new Brazilian Air Force KC-390 medium-size transport aircraft. The flexible aircraft, the heaviest that the company has made, is able to perform aerial refueling and transport troops or up to 21 tonnes (23 tons) of cargo, including wheeled armored vehicles.
Drives and motors are used to power an array of equipment in mining operations, from conveyors, and crushing/grinding equipment to flotation cells and pumps. The major challenges associated with powering mining equipment is the increased scale of operations and the accompanying requirement for increased power, whilst maintaining reliability. There are a range of companies that provide drives and motors for the mining industry, some of which are mining specific whilst others cover a range of industries.
Formsprag clutches were selected for use on the conveyor system in a Midwestern auto assembly plant. FSO overrunning clutches were mounted on the lead shaft of the dual-drive conveyor system to provide instantaneous switching from the primary drive to a stand-by drive in case either drive fails.
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