New Eaton Airflex brake sizes aimed at heavy duty dragline application

first_imgPower management company Eaton has announced that the Airflex® Floating Housing Brake, an air-cooled spring-applied brake featuring long-wearing friction material and a rugged rotating disc, is now available in sizes 130 and 138. Designed with a tapered shaft lock (TSL), exceptional friction life and “quick change” friction lining to reduce maintenance time and cost, the brake is built for heavy duty dragline equipment for surface mining operations.The brake’s friction pads can hold up to 2400 E-stops before a friction change is needed, requiring replacement one or two times every three to five years, instead of up to six times per year. When replacement is required, the “quick change” friction lining can be replaced in minutes, instead of the hours required for traditional braking systems. The TSL also helps maximise service life by eliminating spline wear during freewheeling.“At Eaton, we understand that limiting downtime is paramount to the success of mining operations. Even scheduled downtime for maintenance can eat into the productivity and profitability of a mine,” said Mike Williams, Product Line Manager, Eaton. “The Airflex Floating Housing Brake is revolutionary disc brake technology that reduces downtime and maintenance costs by maximizing friction life, eliminating gear spline wear, lowering inertia and speeding maintenance.”The Floating Housing Brake drastically reduces rotational inertia as compared to typical caliper brake systems. With 20% less inertia on hoist functions and seven percent less inertia on swing functions, the softer braking capability reduces thermal power loading, yielding softer braking and less friction and motor wear. Airflex Floating Housing Brakes are compatible with a wide range of motors. The brakes are rated for 288,000 in-lbs to 432,900 in-lbs of torque.last_img read more

Paris – Ivry fusion

The two french clubs, Paris and Ivry, have been discussing the fusion into one club for a long time already. However, their latest meeting went unsuccessful and there has been no agreement reached yet. The point is to strengthen the clubs and be a solid force that can parry Montpellier and Chambery for the next season. Will they succeed in their intentions, we’re to see… ← Previous Story The RNL Manager criticizes Nielsen Next Story → Kornel Nagy two years in French Dunkerque

Nicky Byrne announced as new 2fm midmorning host

first_imgNicky’s no stranger to 2fm, having presented Celebrity Sunday back in 2010 and filled in for Ryan Tubridy for a short while in May 2013.He said he’s “very excited” about taking up his new role:The thought of being on air Monday to Friday is daunting but very, very exciting. It is a massive opportunity for me, one in which I hope I can deliver on forming a successful relationship with the station for many years to come. Now it’s time to start planning, developing and presenting my new show and I really can’t wait to get chatting to our listeners nationwide daily.Last week, Republic of Telly’s Bernard O’Shea and Jennifer Maguire were confirmed as the hosts of the revamped breakfast show.The pair will be joined by Keith Walsh, formerly of Phantom 105.2′s Joe & Keith show – the new hosts are taking over from Hector Ó hEochagáin, who left the show back in December.Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O’Shea confirmed as new 2fm breakfast hosts> NICKY BYRNE HAS been added to RTÉ 2fm’s new lineup, hosting the brand new Nicky Byrne Show from 11am on weekdays.The ex-Westlife star is the latest addition to the roster after the station’s big shake-up, with a full new schedule to be announced in the coming weeks.The station once again made the big reveal by way of Twitter:last_img read more