Tuesday 30th Nov, 2021
CoreTech nylon rollers in operation at the mine.

NSW mine turning to plastic rollers

A major gold mine in NSW’s central west is turning to plastic rollers in response to high steel roller failure…
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Aussie start-up creating a smarter idler roller

Roller technology firm Vayeron has developed a device which can monitor the condition of an idler roller, from within. Director…
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James Valentine. Photo: Greg Dickins

Celebrating the industry’s finest at the 10th annual Awards

Do you know of someone or something in our industry that deserves recognition? Why not nominate them for a Bulkie?…
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The new way of changing belts: two conveyor belt winders are positioned on the ground, 90 degrees to the conveyor system and in-line with turning frames. The turning frames are mounted on stands that are bolted to the conveyor system.

Clever conveyor belt change method wins BHP gong

Chris Ryde, a senior maintenance planner at BHP Billiton’s Area C iron ore mine, was recently recognised at the company’s…
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At its expanded production facilities at Thetford in England, in addition to conventional production using the cold-bonding method, Phoenix’s customers also have the option of having the corrugated sidewalls and cleats attached through hot vulcanization.

Phoenix offers both hot and cold bonding

Conveyor belt manufacturer Phoenix is emphasising that it offers both hot vulcanized bonding and cold bonding for its S-Wall corrugated…
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By the industry, for the industry

With input from its syndicate development partners front and centre in its new conceptual design software, Bentley says its new…
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Addsub manufacturing combines additive and subtractive machining. Photo: STAR Prototype

3D printing, CNC machining combined with AddSub

British-owned STAR Prototype has launched AddSub Manufacturing: a process combining metal 3D printing, and five-axis CNC machining, to quickly deliver…
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The new CEMA standard provides a uniform method for determining the application class of any belt conveyor. Photo: Martin Engineering

CEMA standard allows comparison of belt cleaners

Belt cleaner manufacturer Martin Engineering has contributed to a new standard for conveyor belt cleaners which it believes helps users…
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