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Flexco to address conveyor splicing, cleaning, tracking and belt slippage needs at MINExpo

Flexco has announced its plans to exhibit at MINExpo 2021, held in Las Vegas, September 13-15, 2021, where it will be addressing splicing, cleaning, tracking and belt slippage needs.

In addition, Flexco will be introducing visitors to Flexco Elevate™ Belt Conveyor Intelligence™, a real-time belt cleaner monitoring system that, it says, harnesses the power of predictive analytics so mining operations can remotely gather critical insights that optimise belt conveyor productivity and heighten operational efficiencies.

Flexco, at the show, will be using a live, interactive dashboard to showcase how the wireless platform transfers data insights to an intuitive, cloud-based dashboard via edge technology, allowing remote monitoring of belt cleaners. Attendees will be able to see how belt cleaner challenges are communicated, analysed, and resolved using information gathered from sites across their operations.

Visitors will also be able to stop by the Flexco booth to learn how the company can help operations optimise their belt conveyors using some of our newest innovations in fastener technology.

Among those innovations is the Flexco® XP™ Staple Fastening System, which combines an enhanced applicator tool with the longest-wearing staple fastener and hinge pin on the market to produce a superior belt splice in the toughest mining applications.

Another product debuting at MINExpo under the Flexco line of mechanical fastening systems is the Super-Screw® Flexible Rubber Fastening System. Offered as part of a strategic partnership in North America with MLT Minet Lacing Technology, Super-Screw offers a faster and easier alternative to vulcanisation since it can be installed regardless of the location or accessibility of the conveyor belt and in any weather condition, the company says.

In an effort to tackle the fastest speeds, highest tonnage, and widest belts in the industry, Flexco will also be unveiling its newest belt conveyor products for carryback control. The MXS Extreme-Duty Secondary Cleaner complements its MXP Extreme-Duty Precleaner, with the duo acting as a total cleaning solution along the beltline in the most extreme mining applications, the company says. Handling belt speeds up to 10 m/s and belt widths from 1,050 to 3,000 mm, the rugged, oversized mainframes can withstand extreme pressures, while the built-in lift points and modular design make it easier to carry and install.

The unique design of the blades on the new MXD Diagonal and MXV V-Plows will also be featured at MINExpo. Capable of handling the harshest materials in the mining industry, these plows provide all the strength needed for belts with large tonnages. The design also ensures extra care has been taken to ensure the tail pulley is protected and material does not slip under the plow or jump over it, Flexco says.

In terms of maintenance tools, Flexco intends to introduce its new TUG™ HD® Belt Clamps, which are designed to secure the belt for repair, meeting the most stringent safety test standards.

Available in 6 (5.4 t) and 8 ton (7.3 t) versions, TUG HD Belt Clamps provide even tensioning across the entire belt width for ultimate strength. Modular components allow for increased versatility and portability.

New to this year’s show is also the Powered FSK™ Belt Skiver, a powered version of a manual skiver. Capable of removing belt top covers in a fraction of the time, the Powered FSK Belt Skiver is perfect for safe, easy skiving that produces a stronger splice, according to the company. The FSK is compact and easy to use anywhere on the job site, with a blade that is safely enclosed during skiving operations. Used on rubber-covered belts with top covers of 4.5 mm or more, the FSK Skiver provides skives from 1.5-9.5 mm deep in a single pass.

The booth will feature a full-size conveyor, as well as interactive displays to help attendees better understand the features and benefits of Flexco product solutions. Live demonstrations will also take place at the booth, with a focus on belt preparation, splicing, and rip repair for those interested in seeing the products at work.

Tribco readies Kevlar, Braketex, Clutchtex disc showcase for MINExpo 2021

Tribco Inc of Cleveland, Ohio, is gearing up to showcase a full line of upgraded brake and transmission discs for mobile equipment and other mining applications at MINExpo International 2021, with one of the booth highlights being its patented Kevlar® fibred composite friction lining for mining components.

The company says it is filling a need for longer maintenance intervals in transmissions and brakes in mobile equipment and, on top of Kevlar mining components, can service the sector with high-performance Braketex® and Clutchtex® discs. These are “drop in” replacement discs dimensionally and metallically-equal to OEM discs, according to the company.

Users have seen three-to-five times longer wear life with Tribco Braketex and Clutchtex products in applications such as load, haul and support vehicles for underground and surface equipment with up to 240 ton (218 t) payloads.

Ahead of the company’s appearance at MINExpo in Las Vegas, taking place on September 13-15, Charles Peirce, Sales Manager at Tribco, said the company’s discs are now running on six continents.

Some examples include an install on a Caterpillar 777E haul truck at a gold mine in the Philippines, underground Komatsu haul trucks in Montana – which have been running Tribco discs in place of graphitic discs for years, averaging four times longer component life than those equipped with OEM discs – and a salt mine under Lake Erie, in the US. This latter case has seen the entire fleet of loaders now running Clutchtex-lined transmission discs in place of the original equipment paper-lined discs.

The low wear rate and greater heat resistance of Clutchtex is proving to be an advantage, Peirce said.

HollyFrontier division set to showcase Petro-Canada Lubricants offering at MINExpo

HollyFrontier Lubricants & Specialties says it will be exhibiting its leading range of Petro-Canada Lubricants fluids and greases at MINExpo 2021 in Las Vegas, USA, in September.

The HollyFrontier division will be showcasing its complete lubricant offer for all mining equipment at the event (September 13-15), including Petro-Canada Lubricants DURON™ heavy-duty engine oils, HYDREX™ hydraulic fluids and PRODURO™ transmission drive train oils.

“Delivering superior protection to help make mining operations more efficient, Petro-Canada Lubricants products reduce unplanned downtime and improve equipment reliability,” the company says.

Showcased at MINExpo will be innovative grease PEERLESS™ 3 Moly 322, which is formulated for the protection of low speed, severe heavy-duty applications where high temperatures and heavy loads are common, and wear protection is critical. Providing protection for pins, joints, bushings and bearings, PEERLESS 3 Moly 322 can extend component life on mining equipment operating in wet conditions, the company claims.

Visitors to the Petro-Canada Lubricants booth will also be able to access information regarding the GREASE-N-GO automatic lubricator. The automatic lubricator provides consistent protection for equipment and reduces the potential for unplanned maintenance by delivering the right amount of lubricant at the right time, according to the company.

Sharon Perichak, Fleet and Mining Segment Manager at HollyFrontier Lubricants & Specialities, said: “We’re looking forward to meeting with operators at MINExpo to discuss how our innovative products can help make their operations more robust by reducing maintenance costs and unplanned downtime. Our industry-leading high-performance lubricants meet this challenge by offering superior protection in the harshest operating environments to help make mining operations more efficient and profitable.”