The economies of the industrialized world rely on the earth’s raw materials, but extracting them is no easy feat since they lie deep beneath the ground, buried in solid rock that has been undisturbed for aeons.
Mines and quarries are riddled with large, heavy-duty machines built specifically for crushing and drilling through solid rock. Few machines are subjected to such demanding conditions, from extreme loads to constant vibration. For some of these machines, strong vibrations aren’t a consequence of their operations – it is their operation.
But for all their strength and durability, it can often be the smaller bolted joints that buckle first, and therefore bolt security cannot be compromised. In order to feed the world’s insatiable appetite for precious metals and minerals, the mining industry needs to be continuous. Despite the heavy demands, mining equipment can’t afford to break down since every minute of downtime costs money. Mining & quarrying is known for operating in the harshest of conditions. Solutions from the Nord-Lock Group are suitable and common for securing everything from tooling to the most critical and exposed joints.