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Custom Gear Units Drive Log Washers

Known as log shafts, from which the log washers take their name, the steel shafts are aligned parallel to each other within the box, and as they turn the paddles intermesh.
Drive System Components
Renold Gears has designed a heavy-duty, custom gearbox solution for a manufacturer of a special type of coarse material washers known as log washers. Effectively these are huge rectangular boxes, or troughs, usually fabricated from steel plate, containing two steel shafts with paddles attached along their length. They are commonly used for washing and sizing cemented aggregates, gravel, various ores and limestone etc.

ABB to deliver North America’s most powerful Mine Hoist

The new hoist for Mosaic’s new K3 potash mine is scheduled to be commissioned in 2021.
Potash Mining
ABB announced that it will design, deliver, install and commission the friction hoist with all related mechanical and electrical systems for Mosaic’s new K3 potash mine in Saskatchewan, Canada. The greenfield mine is an expansion of Mosaic’s established potash mining operations in the area. The K3 mine, located east of the Town of Esterhazy, in Saskatchewan, has reached potash at a depth of 3350 ft (approx. 1000 m).

WEG Australia wins Orders for large Motors, securing Roy Hill Project

WEG Australia has successfully won the tender for two of the main suppliers for the Roy Hill Project, to supply 35 large induction machines.
Drive Systems & Components
WEG Australia has successfully won the tender for two of the main suppliers for the Roy Hill Project, to supply 35 large induction machines, which will run high efficiency pumps supplied by two WEG OEMs. The 55 million tonnes per year Roy Hill Project is of the largest iron ore mining, rail & port project to be developed in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Free Coupling Guide for Mining Engineers

The new guide, titled 'Coupling Solutions: Rubber-in-compression', addresses issues such as; backlash, extreme vibration, safety, reliability, how to cut maintenance and how to reduce lifetime operating costs in mines and quarries.
Drive Systems & Components
Renold Hi-Tec Couplings of Halifax, UK, has published a free pdf guide on the use of rubber-in-compression couplings on a wide range of mining and quarrying applications. The guide is the first in a newly launched series of Info.Base publications designed to assist engineers with many of the day-to-day issues associated with power transmission systems on industrial plant, equipment and machinery.

Compact Conveyor Gears

 Brevini's Posired Advanced series of three-stage bevel-helical gearboxes has been designed for the rigorous requirements of bulk handling applications
Gearboxes
Brevini Power Transmission announced the availability of their new Posired Advanced series of three-stage bevel-helical gearboxes. The range has been designed for the rigorous requirements of bulk handling applications, specifically in the mining and quarrying industries.

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