In early 2012 Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT) identified a need to refurbish the drive pulleys on their two Stacker Reclaimer units. Included in this refurbishment was replacement of the lagging.
Elastotec has developed an innovative ceramic pulley lagging system with superior bond strength and outstanding durability, eradicating traditional issues associated with ceramic lagging and making it a unique offering in the market.
Ceramic/Rubber composite lagging has gained many fans over the last few years by eliminating drive slip and providing a wear resistance pulley surface. However, like many good things, it has been misapplied in some cases and has contributed to costly problems.