Effectiveness, safety, customization, profitability – the diverse and complex requirements in drive and damping technology are constantly increasing and changing. How do development engineers approach them? What specific solutions do they create for different industrial and technological sectors? How are pioneering innovations successfully achieved that provide real added value? We discuss this and much more in our The Engineer's Blog.
Before we dive into the case study, a little background information may be necessary. An iron ore pellet is a tiny iron ore ball (between 8 and 18mm of diameter) composed of pellet feed and iron ore fines, which are the finest forms of the iron ore, mixed with a flux (in Brazil usually limestone) and a thickener, which gives the pellets their consistency.
HDFB-Coupling assembled to gearbox shaft and metallic conveyor drive (HENFEL)
The sugarcane industry is one of the most flourishing segments of the Brazilian Economy. With a production of up to 624 million metric tonnes of sugarcane in the 2017 harvest season, the country holds the world record production for both sugar and ethanol from this raw material. A broader view reveals that more than 37 million tonnes of sugar and 27 million cubic meters of ethanol were produced to meet national and expanding global demand.
The 6th edition of the international trade fair EXPOMINA was held from September 12th to 14th in Lima (Peru). Within just a few years this exhibition has developed into one of the largest worldwide and most significant mining trade fairs in Latin America. A comprehensive range of heavy machinery, equipment and services were presented on an exhibition area totaling 47,000 m². Like previous trade fairs the event was again hosted in the Centro de Exposiciones Jockey.