Cylindrical rolling bearings, spherical roller bearings, deep groove ball bearings, and tapered roller bearings are among the different types of bearings that are used in the mining industry. Some of the difficulties that bearings in the excavation and processing equipment in the mining industry face include debris, severe misalignment, heavy loads, and large variations in speeds. Therefore, in the mining industry, bearings with extremely robust properties are needed to handle harsh operations and environment.
Bearings for mining industry must have specific requirements which are; high load capacity, simple and easy mounting and dismounting, high operating reliability, and minimal maintenance requirements. Some of the mining equipment that employs bearings are trucks, stackers, conveyor belts, loaders, excavators, crushers, and long wall shearers.
The manufacturing of cement also requires exceptional performance because cement is one of the most significant building materials and has one of the hardest processing environments. Spherical roller bearings are mostly used in the cement industry because of their features of having a significantly higher bearing load capacity and a longer expected lifespan. Because the failure of a single component can have a huge impact on the entire cement manufacturing process, the sustainability and reliability characteristics of the bearings are of the utmost significance.
Examples of applications of bearings in the cement industry are roller pressers, conveyors, clinker coolers, as well as vertical and horizontal mills.
FEIKEN bearings meet the requirements (reliability, durability, and toughness) to withstand the crucial processing and challenging conditions in both the mining and cement industries, which involve the presence of dust, debris, grit, water, heavy loads, very high temperatures, and corrosive environments.