P&H 4100XPB Rebuild with Wearite bushes

Posted by Chris Padman on 11 December 2020
P&H 4100XPB Rebuild with Wearite bushes
ZEMEK Engineering has recently installed new Wearite bushes on a client's P&H4100 Dipper door. Wearite's demonstrated benefits: Improved safety - Dry ice use eliminates liquid nitrogen handling risk. - Safer handling with less than 3kg Wearite parts vs 20kg OEM metal parts. Reduced Cost - Two large bushes fitted under 30 minutes. - No grease required in operation. - No line bore required when replacing Wearite bushes.   See the simple installation ste...
Posted in: Rope Shovel Safety WEARITE  

Canadian - Australian Collaboration Bears Fruit

Posted by Paul Hockings on 1 December 2020
Canadian - Australian Collaboration Bears Fruit
  Canadian Trade Commissioner, John Williams met with Zemek management and staff during his recent visit to the company's offices in Mackay.  John has a keen interest in business collaboration between Canada and Australia and the mining industry is a key sector. 
Bay 6 Solutions of Edmonton in Canada have developed a revolutionary rare earth magnetic filtration technology for heavy mining equipment known as Mag-Shield.  Mag-Shields have been shown to significan...
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Safety and Savings for Rope Shovel Operators

Posted by Ray Kemp on 27 November 2020
Safety and Savings for Rope Shovel Operators
Rubber Boom/House Buffer 
Problems-   Manual lift into place.  Time consuming and unsafe. Difficult to change out as locating pins bend.  Rubber material not durable.  Solution      Single Piece Polyurethane Safely lifted by crane - lifting point provided.  Reduced fitting time.  More durable material = longer part life.     Zemek...
Posted in: Rope Shovel Spare Parts Safety  

Stocking Critical Spares for Rope Shovels

Posted by Chris Padman on 20 November 2020
Stocking Critical Spares for Rope Shovels
Zemek has supported Rope Shovel operators with stocks of critical spares for decades.  Today the Zemek Mackay warehouse holds the latest generation spares for Komatsu P&H 4100 and CAT Bucyrus 7495 series shovels.  These parts have been continuously upgraded in collaboration with operators and provide the best possible service.  Zemek Mackay holds- ·         Latch bars ·      &nb...
Posted in: Rope Shovel Spare Parts  

Case Study: Mag-Shields Improve Excavator Availability

Posted by Chris Padman on 12 October 2020
Case Study: Mag-Shields Improve Excavator Availability
Challenge A fleet of Hitachi EX5600 excavators operated at a Queensland coal mine were suffering lost time due to high rates of Contamination Sensor Alarms.  These alarms necessitated stopping the machine while maintenance checked and cleaned the sensors before the machine could start again. 
Further, the elevated levels of iron in the machine's hydraulic system were causing reduced component life.  Solution After hearing of success with similar Hitachi machines...
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