Schaeffler customer success story in Mining sector in Philippine
by Philippine Resources - March 29, 2022
As one of the largest rolling bearing manufacturers worldwide, Schaeffler is a partner to all leading manufacturers and companies involved in the mining and processing industry. Our bearings and service solutions increase the functional reliability and performance of machines and processes. We support our customers in reducing maintenance efforts and protect their employees by providing a safe working environment. In this issue, we will share with you how Schaeffler has helped a mining corporation in Philippines optimize their maintenance efforts in their plant operations.
Slaked lime is produced at Visayas Slaked Lime Corporation’s (VSLC) plant in the Philippines. To ensure proper and reliable lubrication of the numerous fans and blowers in the dusty environment, VSLC switched from a manual to an automatic lubrication solution. With the CONCEPT1 gas-driven automatic lubricators, the company will reduce maintenance efforts in the future, protect its employees and therefore be more sustainable.
- Integrity of grease is maintained with no penetration of impurities during relubrication
- Longer bearing life in fans and blowers with reliable preset time intervals
- Enhanced safety with less human deployment in hard-to-reach locations
- Increase in productivity of the Maintenance Team with elimination of manual lubrication
- Sustainable – lubrication cartridges can be refilled up to three times
VSLC operates in a very dusty environment resulting from the production of slaked lime and limestone. Therefore, impurities often occur in the lubricants. These impurities affect, among other things, the bearing life in the fans and blowers. The maintenance team has to keep an ongoing focus on lubrication. As the numerous lubrication points were checked and relubricated manually and due to the sometimes difficult to access lubrication points, the safety of the maintenance staff was at risk.
Schaeffler’s experts recommended the flexible and cost-effective lubrication solution with the automatic lubricator Concept1. The CONCEPT1 automatic lubrication solution has one outlet and consists of a 125 millilitre cartridge driven by a gas-producing dry cell. The flow rate can be preset differently depending on the amount of lubricant needed for the bearings. VSLC is very satisfied with the lubrication solution and has fitted a further 50 lubrication points with CONCEPT 1 as a first step. Another 50 lubrication points for motors will soon be installed with automatic lubricators.
What our customer says:
With the automatic lubricator, we were able in a short time to significantly reduce efforts compared to manual lubrication. We are impressed and absolutely satisfied.” Maintenance Section Manager, VSLC
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Philippine Resources - August 31, 2021
Schaeffler Philippines celebrates 14th anniversary of serving customers
Makati City | Sep 4, 2021 | Schaeffler Philippines celebrates its 14th anniversary of opening in Makati City, Philippine on Sep 4, 2021. The company aims for more collaborations and commits to ensuring customer success by providing value-added services and forging long-term relationships. The Philippines Journey As early as the 1967, Schaeffler has strong presence in the Philippines through its product solutions, the FAG and INA bearings. -, Recognising the prospects in Philippines, Schaeffler opened its office in 2007 to bring the best of Schaeffler’s entire range of industrial bearings, condition monitoring products and automotive components– all with the highest quality, to better meet the demands and serve the customers in Asia-Pacific. Today, Schaeffler Philippines, Inc. serves more than 500 customers in the local market ranging from agriculture, construction, mining, steel, cement, power transmission, food processing, textile, paper. Partner to the mining and processing industry In mining and processing, Schaeffler Philippine Partner to the mining and processing industry. Our rolling bearings are essential contributors to technological progress. Rough operating and environmental conditions require extremely robust bearings. More than one hundred years of experience in the rolling bearing business and a strong customer focus make Schaeffler an excellent choice as a partner. Our product range of over 225,000 industrial products is one of the largest in the rolling bearing industry. Systems for condition monitoring, mounting services as well as maintenance tools complete our range. All of this ensures that we can offer a solution for virtually any application in the mining and processing industry. Intensive research and development as well as constant close work with manufacturers and operators all result in high levels of operational reliability for all of our bearings. In addition, our solutions always offer economic benefits and this increases their efficiency. We are thoroughly familiar with our customers’ specific requirements as a result of our close cooperation with our customers and with higher education and research institutions for mining and processing. Our state-of-the-art technology permits us to supply the entire industry with the right bearings and offer related services, focusing on high reliability in even the toughest ambient conditions. Here are just some of the benefits for our customers: Proven and tested quality of FAG and INA product brands High operational reliability Long life High load carrying capacity and stability Reduced maintenance costs Easy to install and remove Suitable for high vibratory stresses Resistant to very high temperatures We pioneer motion As a leading global supplier to the automotive and industrial sectors, the Schaeffler Group has been driving forward ground-breaking inventions and developments in the fields of motion and mobility for over 70 years with agility and efficiency. Characterised with long-term thinking and being responsible, the technology company leads with a sustainable-oriented approach in the manufacturing of high-precision components and systems for powertrain and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. Name: SCHAEFFLER PHILIPPINES, INC. Business Address: 5th Floor, Optima Building 221 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village 1229 Makati City, Philippines Contact No. : +632 7189930 Fax No. : +632 7798703 E-mail: email@example.com Contact Person: Jay C. Durante Country Manager Website: www.schaeffler.ph Date established: 4th September 2007
Philippine Resources - December 07, 2021
Schaeffler provides comprehensive bearing solutions in Mining sector
Photo credit: Schaeffler As one of the largest rolling bearing manufacturers worldwide, Schaeffler is a partner to all leading manufacturers and companies involved in the mining and processing industry. Our bearing solutions and services increase the functional reliability and performance of machines and processes. We help our customers reduce their overall costs with our expert technical support and a global distribution network. In mining and processing, rolling bearings are essential contributors to technological progress. Rough operating and environmental conditions require extremely robust bearings. More than 100 years of experience in the rolling bearing business and strong customer focus make Schaeffler an excellent choice as a partner. With our extensive product range, over 225,000 industrial products -- one of the largest in the rolling bearing industry -- together with systems for condition monitoring, mounting services as well as maintenance tools, Schaeffler is able to offer a complete solution to our customers, including applications in the mining and processing industry. Intensive research and development, as well as constant collaboration with manufacturers and operators, result in high levels of operational reliability for all of our bearing solutions, thereby increasing efficiency. Schaeffler’s product offerings for the mining and processing industry include spherical roller bearings used for bucket wheel excavators in open pit mining, draglines, dump trucks, conveyor systems, crushers, ball mills, and vibrating screens; tapered roller bearings used in the tunnel boring machines, vertical mills and spherical thrust roller bearings used in shaft drillings, as well as customized bearings for pallet plants, to bearings used in small electric motors and pumps. Coupled with our state-of-the-art technology, such as condition monitoring solutions, SmartCheck, ProLink, OPTIME and automatic lubricators, we are able to provide a holistic bearing solution, focusing on high reliability in even the toughest ambient conditions, catered to our customer’s demands and requirements.
Philippine Resources - May 26, 2022
Legal framework needed for gov’t to invest in nuclear power plant
Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary Gerardo Erguiza Jr. said there is a need to amend the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) to enable the government to invest in nuclear power plants. This, as the incoming administration has expressed its support in considering a nuclear power plant to be part of the country’s energy mix. “As of now, the government does not have the ability to put up conventional nuclear power plant because the National Power Corp. does not have mandate on this,” Erguiza said in Filipino during the Laging Handa public briefing Wednesday. With the privatization of the power sector under the EPIRA, the government could not enter into power generation. “But we can align together, with the drafting or putting up of the regulatory framework, we can amend our laws to include the government among those that can fund a nuclear power plant,” he added. Erguiza said that based on studies of the Korean Hydro Nuclear Power Company of South Korea and ROSATOM of Russia, they have found out that the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) can still be rehabilitated. According to ROSATOM, an investment of around USD3 billion to USD4 billion is needed to revive the BNPP. Presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. earlier mentioned that part of his energy agenda is to revive the BNPP to become an additional source of clean and cheap power. On the other hand, Erguiza said the government can invest in power generation using small modular reactors, the latest nuclear energy technology, in missionary areas that are not connected to the grid.
Philippine Resources - May 26, 2022
Dutch gov’t backs SMC, Boskalis in P740 billion Bulacan Airport project
Photo credit: Palafox Dutch gov’t backs SMC, Boskalis in P740 billion Bulacan Airport project San Miguel Corporation (SMC) received its strongest support yet for its game-changing P740-billion New Manila International Airport (NMIA) project in Bulacan following the approval of the Dutch government of an export credit insurance (ECI) for the project’s land development phase. The approval comes after over a year of rigorous review of the project’s long-term environmental and social impact mitigation measures to ensure that the multi-billion project is done with sustainability in mind and aligned with the country’s climate ambitions. The Dutch government, represented by Atradius Dutch State Business (DSB), extended the ECI to Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., to cover its EUR 1.5 billion contract for land development works at the airport project site in Bulakan, Bulacan. The NMIA project is the largest in Boskalis’ over 100-year history, and is also the largest export credit agency (ECA) insurance policy granted in the 90-year history of Atradius. SMC President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon S. Ang thanked the Dutch government for its support to NMIA, a project seen to catalyze sustainable economic growth for the Philippines, especially post-pandemic. It is seen to deliver over a million jobs to Filipinos. “This is a significant milestone not only for San Miguel and the NMIA project, but for the entire country. With this, we are closer to our dream of having a world-class, future-ready, and sustainably-built international gateway, proudly built by Filipinos for the Philippines. This also validates our work with Boskalis to ensure that this project is done right, and will provide long-term economic, environmental, and social benefits to our host communities and Bulacan province,” Ang said. In a statement posted on Boskalis’ international website, its CEO Peter Berdowski, said: “I am very pleased that all the hard work with a large team of experts has been successfully completed (today). For more than a year, we have worked intensively with Atradius DSB to ensure that the construction of the new airport will take place in a socially responsible manner.” He added: “In collaboration with Atradius DSB, the Dutch embassy, we succeeded in developing a broadly supported plan with an eye for the local community and the preservation of biodiversity. I would like to thank all those involved for their contribution to the positive decision of the State.” In the same statement, Atradius DSB Managing Director Bert Bruning said: “This project is unique on so many levels. Firstly, of course, as a very important contract for our client Boskalis, but also for us, as the largest ECA policy in our 90-year history,” he said. “In addition, I am proud of the fact that together with Boskalis and San Miguel, by keeping up the dialogue, we were able to ensure that the project is to meet international standards in the field of environmental and social conditions. In doing so, we have not only contributed to making this wonderful contract possible built also really made a difference together for the local communities and nature.” As part of the ECI process, a large group of experts from San Miguel, together with Boskalis and four renowned consultancy firms, conducted an extensive environmental and social impact assessment in accordance with the highest international standards. This process also included the conduct of impact analyses and compensation packages for adverse effects of the project. “This shows that the airport project and our environmental and social mitigation plans are not only sound, but robust and strong, given they can pass not only international standards but the exacting requirements of the Dutch government. It is another testament to the ability of Filipinos to be world-class,” Ang said. “We will continue to work with Atradius, the banks, experts, national and local government, and all stakeholders to ensure we will build this project in a sustainable manner and in compliance with the highest international environment and social standards,” Ang reaffirmed. added. The airport project will feature four parallel runways, a world-class terminal, and a modern and interlinked infrastructure network that includes expressways and railways. Article courtesy of San Miguel Corp
Philippine Resources - May 25, 2022
CTPCMC Allocates 7.7M for COVID-19 Initiatives
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