FAQ - Time lost due to lubrication failure in excavators

Posted by Chris Padman on 23 July 2020
A. Polymer bushes such as Wearite can replace lubricated steel bushes in many parts of the excavator mechanism.  These materials are rated to the duty of heavy mining applications and can operate without lubrication.  Wearite users have been able to reduce the number of vulnerable lubrication lines and thus reduce downtime associated with failures in these lines.  Experience in excavators in the 300 tonne + class has shown a trouble-free life over.  Savings are also g...

WEARITE research study with UQMP

Posted on 8 May 2019
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WEARITE research study with UQMP
Examining the application of polymer bushings in mining equipment At ZEMEK, we don't just offer solutions we create them. To ensure we stay on the cutting edge of mining equipment and technology, we collaborate with world-class leaders and academics to design and develop mining equipment. We're currently collaborating with UQ Materials Performance (UQMP) a professional engineering consultancy and research business based at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. UQMP'...

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