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QME Preview 2014: Longwall and surface mining solutions

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Gates Australia will be showcasing its surface mining and longwall mining hydraulic couplings on stand A186 during the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition in July.

Gates iLok couplings, designed for longwall mining, release a residual pressure away from workers and provide a secure, visible, and easily functioning locking system so workers don't have to resort to dangerous methods to move them. 

Gates hydraulic hose solutions meet or exceed industry standards and resist abrasion, making them perfect for harsh environmental conditions. 

On average, it takes 20 minutes to de-couple traditional staple-lock couplings. 

On a longwall miner with 500 connections, that means 10 000 minutes (nearly 7 days) just to disconnect the fittings. 

That's nearly 167 man-hours of labour. Gates iLok couplings can be safely disconnected in two minutes or less, for a total of 17 man-hours of labour, a decrease of 90 per cent. 

Gates MegaSys hydraulics hose system, designed for surface mining, are ideal for mining applications; FRAS & MSHA approved, constant pressures ranges up to 550 BAR (8000 PSI), and colour coded laylines for easier and safer identification. 

This fully integrated hydraulic hose and coupling system offers a combination of technology, performance and flexibility that is unmatched by any other hydraulic product on the market today. 

Stop oil baths from permeating your expenses. 

Gates line of reliable belts require almost no maintenance, lubrication or retensioning. 

Each time a belt breaks, don't just replace and discard it. Ignoring the underlying cause results in ever-decreasing performance and costly belt replacement.

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