From the beginning of mining operations to the end-of-life, distributor of bearings, power transmission and allied products in Southern Africa Bearings International (BI) has products that service the entire mining value chain.
These products encompass all types of mining operations, from opencast to underground, as well as wash plants and smelters.
“BI offers complete solutions,” highlights BI mining segment development leader Shaun Combrinck. Products include energy-efficient variable-speed drives and technology company 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, sprockets, lubrication products, 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, owing 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 its mining clients.