2015

25 September 2014

Effective (Ore) Liberation

Twiflex, which is part of the Heavy-Duty Overrunning Clutch and Brake division of Altra Industrial Motion, supplies braking systems for both geared and gearless grinding mills. Twiflex told IM that their main focus over the last 12 months has been the development of a large mono spring (floating) spring applied, hydraulic release disc brake for the dual pinion direct drive geared mills.

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11 Juni 2014

The Future of Material Handling

In the mining industry a mixture of drum and disc brakes are used on overland and downhill conveyors. On uphill conveyors backstops are used to prevent the load rolling back.

Disc brakes have many advantages over drum brakes both in maintenance and performance, so many large-scale conveyor installations use this technology. The combination of scissor/thruster and modular brakes lends itself to more efficient and cost-effective brake solutions, with the advantage of being able to add sophisticated control systems for stopping the conveyor in emergency conditions.

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