Mining & Aggregate

06 November 2017

Underground Mine Conveyors

Boston Gear 700 Series Speed Reducers for Underground Mine Conveyors

A mine equipment manufacturer required a robust speed reducer for use on its portable mine conveyors. The conveyors transfer material from mining machines to haul vehicles in underground mines. The speed reducer is positioned between the electric motor and the conveyor drive pulley.

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13 October 2017

Mine HVAC Fan

Boston Gear Centric® Centrifugal Clutch for Mine HVAC System

A global mine ventilation equipment manufacturer needed an overload clutch solution for a large fan drive application. Fans are used to drive fresh air into a downcast shaft while the large diameter main fans draw out old air from the mine through an upcast shaft.

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27 June 2017

Mine Sedimentation Tanks

Boston Gear WOR Series Overload Clutches for Mine Sedimentation Tanks

A leading water treatment OEM needed an overload clutch solution for use on new sedimentation tanks for a mine in the Western US. The circular tanks have a rake or scraper arrangement at the bottom to remove sludge, and a skimmer at the top to remove the scum.

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24 April 2017

Continuous Miner

Boston Gear Centric® Centrifugal Clutch for Continuous Miner

A major mining equipment manufacturer required a centrifugal clutch solution for a new continuous miner. The machine utilizes twin rotating heads lined with projecting bits. The clutches are positioned between the electric motor and gearbox on each of the two separate head drivetrains.

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09 March 2017

Mine SAG Mill

Boston Gear Centric® Centrifugal Clutch for Mine SAG Mill

A large mine grinding mill OEM required a centrifugal clutch solution for a new SAG mill. The clutch’s primary role is to allow for smooth, controlled starts during mill startup. It provides protection against the shock loads which occur during the starting of a rigidly coupled mill drive.

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