Rock to Road

Increasing your uptime at Quarry Tech!

January 20, 2020
By Rock to Road
Mario Borsella, P.Eng, Manager, Field Services Engineering Group, NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada.

Learn how to increase your uptime with bearing maintenance practices for quarries at Quarry Tech!

Heavy loads and contamination require heavy duty protection. Given that mining and quarrying are among the toughest of industrial environments, dust and water contamination and shock loading posing a real threat to plant and machinery, Mario Borsella, manager of the field services engineering group for NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada, will discuss how bearings can be protected to enhance machine life and reliability.

This discussion will spotlight bearing solutions for conveyors and will provide an overview of the common failure modes associated with bearings used on conveyor applications. Mario will discuss how to implement bearing best maintenance practices to avoid costly bearing failures.

Speaker: Mario Borsella, P.Eng, Manager, Field Services Engineering Group, NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada.

Who should attend?

  • Quarry and sand & gravel pit operations managers and owners
  • Process engineers
  • Optimization staff
  • Researchers
  • Design consultants
  • Fleet managers

What will you learn?

  • Solving screening issues every producer faces to help stabilize any problem units in the screening circuits;
  • Using smart scales and monitoring tools to help operators, track material flow from pit to load out, improve safety access and identify areas for improvement;
  • Maximizing cone crusher performance;
  • Increasing uptime through bearing maintenance practices;
  • An update on Canadian drone regulations, compliance management and training;
  • Optimizing washing operations with new technologies;
  • Optimizing vibratory feeders; and
  • Operating standard and specialty conveyor belt idlers and rollers in difficult applications and environments.

Quarry Tech will take place at the Alt Hotel Halifax Airport on February 12, 2020 in Halifax, N.S.

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Register online at and get 20% off the cost of admission. Just use the code: QTEB20.

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