Machine downtime has an immediate impact on the return on investment (ROI) and the profit of construction and mining equipment. An investment in an automatic lubrication system for a typical machine such as the Caterpillar 320 excavator has an ROI of as little as nine months.
Lubrication reduces friction and allows moving machine parts to slide smoothly past each other. An automatic lubrication system has many advantages compared to manual lubrication.
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Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps are found in a huge number of applications in the mining industry. Their attractive total cost of ownership is one of their key advantages.
Diesel & Lubrication Off-loading & Dispensing Filtration System BHP Billiton’s Hotazel Manganese Mines (HMM) Mamatwan is located in the Kalahari Basin in the Northern Cape Province and produces manganese ores and integrated ferroalloys. HMM is one of the largest single producers of manganese ore in the world. Manganese is an indispensable element in the
Machines fail for a variety of reasons. Likewise, not all failures are the same. The term “machinery failure” or “malfunction” usually implies that the machine has stopped functioning the way in which it was intended or designed. This is referred to as “loss of usefulness” of the machine or component. For instance, if a
A forklift is designed to operate quietly while traveling at a high speed. It may go unnoticed until it strikes you… The risk to your well-being is real.
The Problem Mobile mining equipment hydraulic systems are typically exposed to very high solid particle ingression rates. A mine was experiencing premature component failure on its excavator due to high particle contamination.