Loctite® Mining Solutions: Top 5 Mining Site Applications
Loose nuts and bolts on mechanical equipment eventually lead to downtime and costly repairs. Premature downtime and in some cases catastrophic failure both drive costs upwards at an alarming rate. Ineffective mechanical locking devices, lock washers & specialty hardware are expensive and do not prevent fasteners from loosening and/or seizing. Loctite® Threadlockers prevent fastener failure and promote the easy disassembly of fasteners during scheduled system maintenance, making maintenance work easier and more predictable.
The largest asset within the mine is the infrastructure that has been built up over generations. Maintaining and repairing the old and the new has been and will continue to be a challenge throughout the life of a mine. Loctite® Magna-Crete, which has 3 to 4 times the compressive strengthof typical concrete systems, bonds extremely well to old or damaged concrete. With the appropriate seasonal additive, Loctite® Magna-Crete can be used year-round in service temperatures ranging from -15°F to 110°F. Loctite® offers a wide variety of grouting, flooring and concrete repair products. Loctite® BigFoot Anti-Slip coatings and other products to improve the safety of everyone involved will increase productivity as needed.
Pump leaks and internal wear are common occurrences in most areas that move liquids and slurries. Address these system inefficiencies and improve safety with the Loctite® group of machinery adhesives and metal rebuilding materials. Loctite® Threadlockers can ensure proper torque tension on flange bolts. Loctite® Thread Sealants can prevent leaky drain plugs and fittings. Loctite® Gasketing products can prevent flange leaks and enhance the lifespan of cut gaskets. Loctite® Retaining Compounds can prevent premature pump bearing failures and shaft damage. Loctite® Repair/Rebuild Epoxies can address wetted surface wear and improve overall pump efficiency. Loctite® Wear Resistant Coatings can protect the internal parts of the pumps that support the operation in several different capacities. A detailed and comprehensive pump support & rebuild program is available to dramatically reduce costs and enhance the lifespan of you equipment.
Conveyors are critical for moving materials. Constant service means downtime isn't available for proper lubrication or service. Apply Loctite® Threadlockers on idler pulley mounting bolts to ensure proper conveyor belt tension and operation. Use Loctite® Viperlube® on rotating assemblies that require extended lubrication intervals in tough, wet conditions. The PAO Chemistry of Loctite® Viperlube® can meet the most demanding applications with success. Repair tears and gouges on conveyor belts with Loctite® Belt Repair products in minutes, not hours.
Loctite® Nordbak® Backing Material and Loctite® Nordbak® High Impact Backing Material will provide the necessary support for all types of gyratory crushers, cone crushers and grinding mills in use today. Epoxy-based Backing Materials are significantly safer than the dated methods of pouring molten zinc. Simply mix and pour into the equipment to support wear plates. Low shrinkage Backing formulations maintain alignment of all fitted parts throughout their life.