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JUN 2019

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44 www.coalage.com June 2019 product news continued bility of steel with the superior abra- sion resistance of ceramics. The result is a lighter weight, yet stronger wear panel that is ideal for smaller lump sizes than the original FerroCer. Weighing just 2.8 kg (6.1 lb) each means they are perfect for areas that require light weight wear panels, such as reclaimer buckets and screen boxes. "The on-site results from Ferro- Cer have been beyond impressive — frequently lasting 10 times longer than the previous market-leading solution and often beyond a full year in high material flow and high im- pact zones. We examined the reasons for this success and how we could use the same unique composition of multiple materials in other areas of the mine. For instance, by reduc- ing the depth of the panel to 22 mm, compared to FerroCer's 44 mm, we came up with a lighter-weight, more versatile panel that could meet and surpass the wear demands of areas with more abrasion or moderate im- pact," said Danny Baric, global prod- uct line manager, wear solutions, for FLSmidth. "With FerroCer Impact and FerroCer 22, we now have two incredible products that will slash downtime and avoid unnecessary production stoppages." The extended wear time provid- ed by FerroCer 22 not only provides longer life and reduces the need for shutdowns to replace them but, due to their decreased weight, they re- duce the load on equipment, mean- ing longer overall equipment life. Yet, FerroCer 22 panels generally cost less than half the price of com- petitors' panels. FerroCer 22 panels meet all safe- ty regulations for size and weight, and can be lifted by one person. Their compact shape makes them safe and easy to install using only standard hand tools, thus improving workplace safety. Each panel attach- es using just a single bolt and nut. www.flsmidth.com Automatic Grease Lubrication System for Backstops Marland Clutch recently introduced an automatic grease lubrication sys- tem designed to eliminate the need to manually grease the labyrinth seals of Marland BCMA backstops. In many instances, the backstops are located in difficult-to-reach ar- eas making regular grease mainte- nance very difficult. By installing the new automatic lubrication sys- tem, regular grease maintenance is performed, but no longer requires maintenance personnel to be di- rectly involved in this critical dai- ly process. In fact, the large grease capacity of the system allows for six months or more between refills. The automatic system is de- signed to provide regularly sched- uled injections of the proper vol- ume of grease into the labyrinth seal to maintain a fresh grease barrier that protects the oil seals from out- side contaminants and extends seal life. This automated process pro- vides the highest level of protection against external contaminants as- suring years of service life. The system can be linked to Mar- land's new Smart Marland condition monitoring system for an additional layer of protection. www.marland.com Intrinsically Safe Probes The SENTURION X Range of prox- imity probe systems has obtained ATEX, IECEx and PESO certification. Compliant to the API 670 standard, these intrinsically safe probes are ideal for non-contact measurement of shaft vibration position, position and speed in hazardous areas where potentially explosive gases or dusts are present. Typical will be on many types of critical and reciprocating machines, such as turbines, pumps, compres- sors, fans, motors and gearboxes. The versatility of eddy current proximity probes means they can be used for numerous critical mea- surements such as relative shaft vi- bration and eccentricity, axial shaft position, thrust wear, differential expansion, shaft speed, over-speed, phase reference, reverse rotation, and rod-drop monitoring (rider band wear on reciprocating com- pressors). Measurement ranges are from 2.5 mm up to 30 mm. www.sensonics.co.uk

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