UpComing Tradeshows

November 17-19, 2018
Pacific Marine Expo 2018
Seattle, WA

November 27-29, 2018
SPS IPC Drives 2018
Nuremberg, Germany

November 28-30, 2018
International Work Boat Show 2018
New Orleans, LA

Mining & Aggregate

15 October 2018

Limestone Quarry Dragline

Twiflex GMR-SD Caliper Brakes for Limestone Quarry Dragline

The operator of a limestone quarry in Florida needed to replace the braking systems on its massive dragline. After years of almost continual service, the original brakes had reached the end of their useful life. The dragline uses various numbers of brakes for the different drive systems that control the machine’s hoist, drag, swing and walking motions.

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30 August 2018

Drive Train Mining Application

Stromag Periflex® tyre couplings accommodate misalignment and minimise maintenance

In many industrial environments the transmission of power through the drive train requires couplings that are able to carry high torque while also accommodating misalignment and vibration. Stromag’s range of Periflex® Shaft Couplings use a highly flexible, rubber-fabric ‘tyre’ element to transmit up to 15,000 Nm of torque, while compensating for radial, axial and angular misalignment. Further, wear is limited to the rubber element to minimise the burden of maintenance.

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02 July 2018

Stromag Model BSFK 527 SOBO iQ FS 209 Hub

Minimize the Impact of Power Failures in Mines

Conveyor take-up winches are essential components for the mining industry. Therefore, any malfunction or sudden stop of these utilities caused by power failure can affect the entire mining operation. By developing a take-up winch equipped with an innovative braking control system, Svendborg Brakes ensured unprecedented conveyor efficiency and reliability, which in turn improved productivity of a copper mine in Chile.

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13 June 2018

Twiflex VMS3 Mine Brake

Your Next Big Brake...

Controlling loads in the heaviest engineering applications can require brakes capable of generating torque measured in the millions of newton meters. Tony George, Twiflex product manager, explains how these giant brake systems are engineered.

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04 June 2018

Dredging System

Stromag Modified Periflex® CR Shaft Coupling for Dredging System

A major manufacturer of dredging systems needed a reliable coupling solution with a small footprint for use on a new dredging vessel platform. The system features a 1200 HP diesel engine that drives a complex, custom-designed, eight-pad gearbox with primary output to a two-speed clutch that drives the system’s main pump, as well as hydraulic pump pads to operate a crane and auxiliaries.

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