This year’s Hillhead exhibition – the international quarrying and recycling show – which takes place on 19-21st June, will include products such as bearings, brakes, couplings, gearboxes and springs.

Despite being an event where international exhibitors show the latest plant, equipment and materials, many component providers will also be exhibiting at this year’s Hillhead exhibition.

The three-day event at Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, takes place from Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st June, with the showground covering an area of some 140,000m2. It includes outdoor displays, covered pavilions and extensive working demonstration areas.

Outside plant and machinery, there will be companies exhibiting such products as anti-vibration mounts; bearings; brakes, clutches and flexible couplings; chains; conveyor belting and drives; gearboxes; seals; springs, etc.

One exhibitor this year is Brevini Power Transmission. The company’s gearbox range is suited to the varied applications found within the quarrying industry. High-torque, low-speed planetary gearboxes; track-drive gearboxes for large vehicles; and planetary and bevel helical hybrid gearboxes are all offered by the company. The stand will also host a range of hydraulic motors from Brevini Fluid Power.

Brevini also offers a maintenance and repair service for all models and makes of gearboxes.

NSK is showing a full range of production-improver bearing products for use on all areas of quarrying and extraction equipment, including conveyors, screens, crushers, cranes and mobile gantries. Three types of spherical roller bearings are being shown.

NSK’s VS series of spherical roller bearings is designed specifically to provide improved bearing life in vibrating applications, on quarrying equipment such as screens, feeders and compactors, reducing levels of both vibration and noise by between 50% to 60%. Where the problem is more environment-related, the sealed-clean SRB bearings combine high levels of ingress protection and operating reliability with long term maintenance-free operation. For demanding operations on larger equipment, the company offers the HPS spherical roller bearings. These bearings provide users in tough, demanding environments with continuous operation and minimum maintenance.

The company is also showing the RHP range of Self- Lube housed bearing and the SNN sealed plummer blocks which are designed for easy fitment on conveyors, feeders and general handling equipment.

At Hillhead 2012, NSK is also addressing the tough operating conditions of bearings used in crane sheeves, with a new range (bore sizes up to 130mm) of high load, full complement cylindrical roller bearings.

SEW Eurodrive, meanwhile, will be unveiling its new Mining Drive for the first time in the UK. The drive, which is available as a package to provide customers with a one-stop-shop service, has a thermal housing so no additional cooling is required, and is certified to comply with ATEX M2 underground mining environment.

Visitors to the stand will be able to see a range of drive packages commonly found in the mining and quarrying industries. These include a slewing drive with a high efficiency DRE motor, an RF97 in-line helical pre-stage gear head, and the latest P022 planetary gear head, complete with pinion lantern and drive pinion. The package includes a motor brake with a lockable manual release, thermistors, electronic encoder and a rain canopy.

There will also be a twin calendar drive, with the company’s X series gear units fitted with IEC flange mounted brake motors, thermistors, an electronic encoder, forced ventilation fans and diagnostic brake monitoring units. Various X series units will be on show, along with the latest size 7 Movidrive inverter, and cut-away models of the company’s 7 series high efficiency helical and bevel helical geared motors.

Also at Hillhead, SKF will highlight its upgraded Explorer self-aligning roller bearings.

The upgraded SKF Explorer range, for example, sees the re-launch of a product line that is now expanded across a greater number of individual products. All standard spherical roller bearings, spherical roller thrust bearings and CARB bearings now benefit from an upgraded manufacturing process in bearing steel and enhanced component design, improving the ability of these self-aligning roller bearings to resist the heavy levels of contamination present in mining and construction.

To accommodate the increased load-carrying capacity of its bearings, SKF has constructed new SE housings from a higher strength cast iron that can accommodate heavier loads. This, coupled with a stiffer, more robust design, also prevents the housing from becoming distorted by over-tightening of the attachment bolts.

Also on show will be the Idler Sound Monitor Kit designed for early detection of faults in conveyor belt idlers in heavy industries such as aggregates, cement, metal ore, coal and minerals processing.

Atlantic Fluid Tech will be exhibiting a range of hydraulic valves developed for excavators and other construction equipment. Products include hose burst protection valves, hammer priority flow regulators, grab and rotator controls, quick hitch valves, plus a full range of valves for mobile applications.

Atlantic produces over 250,000 valves per year and creates around 20 new customer-specified designs every week using  SolidWorks 3D modelling.  New projects for the Atlantic technical department are software for MTTF (mean time to failure) calculations, FE and flow simulation.

Products are designed and manufactured at the Atlantic headquarters in Modena, Italy, and distributed through subsidiary companies in the UK, Holland, and dealers worldwide.  Atlantic valves are used as original equipment on Europe’s leading mobile equipment brands from yellow machines to utility vehicles, access platforms to farm machinery.