November 2008 – Information Library


November 1, 2008

Mining industry application resources

The new Mining Industry Application Guide gives engineers and technical professionals in the mining and aggregate industries an application-specific resource for power transmission and motion-control solutions. The eight-page brochure is a reference tool for Altra brands and products used in the mining process. The publication is organized by underground and surface mining application categories ranging from shovels and draglines to conveyors, ball and SAG mills, winders and hoists, fans, and more. Each application category lists the specific products that can be applied to improve efficiency, productivity, and safety in the mining operation.

The new literature is available on Altra’s new mining industry Web site,, which provides a comprehensive resource for motion control solutions in a wide variety of operational applications. Altra Industrial Motion.

Job site theft prevention

A new publication, Loss Prevention and Security Techniques for Equipment Owners, offers many recommendations for preventing job site theft and recovering stolen equipment, including the availability of only one entrance/exit at the site, locking hardware with case-hardened chain and high-security padlock, arranging store equipment in a single-file row, hiring a guard service to monitor your work site, installing video surveillance systems, registering equipment on a national database that works with law enforcement, the use of GPS-based wireless alarm systems, and more. National Equipment Register.

Equipment selection guide

A new, easy-to-follow equipment selection guide from Eriez, Equipment for the Aggregates Industry, spotlights the company’s extensive array of detection, separation, and feeding equipment for the aggregates processing industry. The new catalog features detailed equipment information and product photos. Eriez.

Land-use permitting guide

A new publication from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) addresses the land use permitting process. The workbook-style guide is intended to be used as a checklist by aggregate producers in obtaining permits for new sites, as well as expanding existing operations. NSSGA.

Tire Web site

An updated version of the Michelin Earthmover Tires’ Web site,, was unveiled at MINExpo in September. A tire selector allows end-users to input a machine type, manufacturer, and model number to find appropriate tread designs. A dealer locator provides a list of local dealers who supply the tires, when a city and state are entered. The site also features Michelin radial tire information, training schedules, and detailed information on each Earthmover tread pattern, including features, benefits, sizes, and recommended vehicles. Michelin.

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