September 18-21, 2017
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais – Brazil
SME’s 2017 Annual Conference & Expo and the Colorado Mining Association’s (CMA) 119th National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition will provide the knowledge, insights and information you’ll need to not only survive but thrive in an era of rapid economic and market change.
At the end of 2015 it was announced that one of Germany’s best respected power transmission brands would be partnering with UK manufacturer, Twiflex Ltd., to provide the German market with direct access to a wide range of heavy duty braking systems.
Twiflex, a member of the Altra Industrial Motion Group, a leading global supplier of power transmission components, has provided a parking and emergency brake for use on hoists at a gold mine in Elko County, Nevada. The VCSD-VR brakes are installed on a motor pinion, operating on a 1.168 metre diameter disc to produce a total torque of 128 kNm.
In the last five years, grinding units have increased considerably in capacity, resulting in a trend toward fewer comminution machines per grinding line. Today, 40 ft. diameter SAG mills and 30 ft. diameter ball mills, both with motor powers of more than 22 MW, are commonplace as mine operators look for even larger equipment to achieve greater economy of scale.
Altra Industrial Motion offers a very wide range of load holding brake solutions varying in capacity from 1-inch pound to more than 2 million foot pounds across an array of mounting formats.