New clean room furthers Zemek's quality credentials

Posted by Chris Padman on 1 February 2021
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New clean room furthers Zemek's quality credentials
A leader in producing and refurbishing quality mining equipment components, Zemek Engineering is always looking to improve control over its operations and therefore quality.  The new, purpose built clean room, recently opened in Zemek's Mackay facility. The room provides a sterile environment for sensitive work such as bearing fitment and Mag Shield filter kit assembly.  The room features-
Temperature and humidity control
Easily cleaned white plastic benchtops
Boot wash o...

Canadian - Australian Collaboration Bears Fruit

Posted by Paul Hockings on 1 December 2020
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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...

Case Study: Mag-Shields Improve Excavator Availability

Posted by Chris Padman on 12 October 2020
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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...

Hydraulic Failure Clean-up

Posted on 3 September 2020
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Hydraulic Failure Clean-up
    Here are some examples of hydraulic failure clean-up in mining trucks, excavators, dozers, loaders. 
Mag-Shield removes iron from contaminated systems, allows fast repairs with no follow-on failures.   1. Mag Shield in CAT 793D after normal operation                               2. CAT 777F after component failure   Find out more about Mag-Shield here or contact s...

FAQ - How does magnetic filtration effect oil analysis and failure prediction?

Posted by Chris Padman on 10 July 2020
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FAQ - How does magnetic filtration effect oil analysis and failure prediction?

 

 

A - Rare earth magnetic filtration systems remove most, but not all iron contamination from hydraulic systems; typically 60-70%.  The effect on oil analysis is that any trends in iron remain intact, just at a lower base-line.

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If not for the Mag-Shields, we would have failed pumps again after the original contamination event.

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