From the beginning of mining operations to their end-of-life, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has products for the entire mining value chain. This encompasses all types of mining operations, from opencast to underground, as well as wash plants and smelters.
“BI offers complete solutions,” highlights Shaun Combrinck, BI Segment Development Leader, Mining. Products include energy-efficient variable speed drives VSDs and ABB electric motors. In terms of mechanical solutions, BI has a vast range of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) type products such as solid block bearing units, currently a major success story in the industry.
Key brands include FAG, Koyo, Cooper Split Bearings, Linkbelt, Dodge, ABB, iMak and Bauer gearboxes, chains and sprockets, lubrication, belts and pulleys. With mining being a particularly arduous operating environment, these top brands are designed to boost the efficiency of any mining operation and its equipment fleet, a key focus of the 4IR product range available from BI.
“There is much more focus on energy efficiency and modernisation in the mining industry at the moment, due to the significant impact that these trends can have on the bottom line,” comments Combrinck.
Mining also represents one of BI’s biggest market segments; with the intention to not only grow its footprint and product range in South Africa, but throughout Africa as well. In addition, BI offers a 24/7 year-round customer support service for all of its mining clients.