ABOUT THE INDUSTRY
Whether on the surface or below the surface, extraction and processing of raw materials is a constant challenge. Mining sites require maximum, optimized uptime with minimum scheduled downtime in order to keep productivity at a peak. Sounds like this is the same story for most industries? The answer is yes, but the challenge in mining is the working environment and the way in which many mining and ore processing machines are actually designed to operate.
Incredible shock loads and vibrations can be experienced during rock crushing and milling operations for example. Now throw in some additional challenges such as slurry and mill uptime faces multiple hurdles in order to keep the flow of ore or precious metals going without interruption. This is why threaded fasteners are critical in achieving and maintaining equipment integrity in mining.
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“Valley Forge & Bolt introduces the UHF Band RTM Meter”
“Valley Forge & Bolt has taken its SPC4 Load Indicating Technology to a new level with the latest addition to the company’s RTM (Remote Tension Monitoring) series of meters—the UHF Band RTM Meter, a wireless bolt monitoring system.” Read More
Mining Case Studies
At Valley Forge we pride ourselves in having unmatched experience in surface mining critical bolted joints. As the original producers of the Ridgeback Mill Sealing Liner Bolt, we have over 30 years of experience with Ore and Rock processing ball mills.
We also lead the field when it comes to innovation, with bolted joint direct tension monitoring solutions, we assist mining operators in bolted joint condition monitoring both in-situ and remotely. Our bolts are now able to start a conversation if they are starting to lose tension.
See our case studies below for examples of our bolts in live applications.
PREVENTING A DIFFERENT KIND OF MINING DISASTER
What if you bought a mine and 6,000 bolts were improperly tensioned?
A mine operator in Latin America made this discovery when it purchased such a mine. Inexplicably, the previous owner had neglected its mills, and nearly every bolt was not tensioned to the correct design load. Read More
MAKING GOLD MINING A DAY AT THE BEACH
Prevent beachmarks and bolt failure with load indicating fasteners
The appearance of beachmarks is a sign that the bolt is about to fail. Unfortunately, most of the time they aren’t spotted until it’s already too late. Read More
A PRODUCT WE RECOMMEND
SPC4® LOAD INDICATING SYSTEM
The SPC4® Load Indicating System allows users to install a bolted assembly with confidence. The user is able to constantly monitor the clamp load of any SPC4™ bolted joint, whether static or dynamic. By easily attaching a probe to the datum disc located on the end of the fastener, the user is able to read the value on a hand held battery powered digital monitor. Optional data gathering and storage of the bolted joint are also available.
3D BALL MILL
Explore a scaled, 3D animated ball mill rendering of our latest developments in milling bolting applications, including the introduction of the Flange Manager Pat. Pend..
We are also showcasing our patented SPC4® load indicating fasteners with the latest addition to the company’s RTM™ (Remote Tension Monitoring) series of meters—the UHF Band 720R™ RTM Meter, a wireless bolt monitoring system which operates in 433/868/915 MHz frequencies and is fully remotely configurable.