Heavy equipment is built for tough tasks and must meet high manufacturing standards. But mining and construction environments are demanding, and the failure of a single bolted component can bring an entire machine to a halt. SmartBolts provide constant assurance that critical components are secure to increase vehicle performance and decrease maintenance.
Hydraulic Mining Excavator
Slewing Bearing Joint
Hydraulic mining excavators must support massive digging forces – the largest have bucket payloads that exceed 100 tons. Each payload, plus the majority of the weight of the excavator, is supported by critical slewing bearings that allow the machine to rotate independently of its undercarraige.