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VOL XXVIII, NO 18

Belzona® Brings Excavator Back To Service In 1 Day

 
 

Industry:

Mining and Quarrying (MINQ)

 
 

Application:

Mechanical Power Transmission (MPT)

 
 

Customer Location:

Salt mine, Germany.

 
 

Application Date:

November 2009

 
 

Application Situation:

Excavator shovel at salt mine

 
 

Problem:

The severe conditions of corrosion and abrasion in the mine caused loss of metal in the articulated coupling, which resulted in reduced service life of the component.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 1821 (Fluid Metal)

 

Substrate:

Steel

 
 

Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet MPT-2. Belzona 1821 was injected into former to create required shaft diameter.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The complete removal of the coupling for its replacement would have taken time and money, since the support plates would have needed to be stripped down. The Belzona molding technique offered on site repair solution taking only 1 day to be completed. This significantly extended the service life of the coupling and allowed production to continue with minimal downtime.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Excavator shovel before the application
  2. Injection of Belzona 1821
  3. Final application
  4. Bearing back to service
 
 
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