Start your journey towards 92% best in class conveyor availability
Mining industry professionals face many challenges. Operations and site managers need to improve availability and output, while maintenance and engineering managers need to find solutions to everyday reliability problems so they can meet operational targets. Shifting from conventional open pulley bearings to sealed bearing solutions can help achieve these goals and take conveyor availability up to 90% and beyond.
Open bearings on conveyor pulleys need to be re-greased every week. The upgraded SKF Three-barrier solution, on the other hand, gives excellent bearing protection and extends greasing intervals to several months.
Easier than you thought: improving mining conveyor OEE
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and availability are the most important KPIs in the mining industry, but many simple processes that can improve them still aren't widely implemented. Explore our insight study and discover the steps you can take.
The SKF Three-barrier solution could triple the Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rate of your conveyors. Talk to one of our expert team today and find out what changing to an upgraded solution may be worth to your operations.
Keith Meyers at SKF Group talks about common challenges such as dust, dirt, wet conditions and poor lubrication, and explains why the SKF Three-barrier solution works so well.
Three levels of protection
Since 2007, we have offered the SKF Three-barrier solution for conveyor pulley applications. The solution protects the pulley bearing from contamination and insufficient lubrication; the two main reasons why bearings fail early. Start your journey towards higher conveyor uptime.