Mining

Australian engineering wins world class customers for Ontrak

Australian engineering is winning new markets for a local manufacturer despite a high dollar and global economic uncertainties. Ontrak Engineering, a wholly owned Australian business, was started in 1998 as a service company and has evolved into the manufacturing and overhaul of underground coal mining equipment serving some of the world’s leading resource companies. Ontrak’s …

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Australia’s world-beating heavyweight lift succeeds with pinpoint precision

Synchronous safety on huge walking dragline reveals efficiency and control benefits for many industries One of the world’s largest precision lifting tasks of land-based equipment has been successfully undertaken in Australia. An Enerpac synchronous lifting system has been employed by G&S Engineering Services in Queensland to lift, within tolerances of 0.5mm, a huge mining dragline …

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Coal chute refurbishment helps eliminate chronic blockage and wear issues for mining and energy

T.W. Woods’ hood and spoon chute designs under construction A coal chute refurbishment and redesign service is being introduced by T.W. Woods to help eliminate chronic problems in older chute types, including premature chute and conveyor belt wear, blocking and product spillage. The service – which complements T.W. Woods new smooth-flowing materials handling transfer chute …

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Konecranes meets challenges of maintaining mature crane stock for Xstrata in Abbot Point salt air environment

The work provided by Konecranes includes quarterly inspections, remedial work and certifications on 27 overhead cranes of a number of makes and types at the terminal. The terminal is operated by Abbot Point BulkCoal, a subsidiary of Xstrata. Terminal One was recently expanded to a capacity of 50 million tonnes a year. “It’s a tribute …

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Durable and economical Konecranes stand the test of time in challenging Vietnam steel mill environment

Phu My Flat Steel, located in the heavily-industrialised Ba Ria – Vung Tau province about 70 kilometres southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, made a decision to equip with Konecranes heavy duty cranes before the factory commenced operations in 2004 – and is still satisfied with that decision. “After using the cranes for all the …

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Sticky-coal problem at Hunter colliery solved with chute refurbishment that eliminates blockages

Wear plate being machined at T.W. Woods. The company provides wear plate kits for machinery and refurbishment services for coal chutes. A colliery in the Hunter Valley has successfully ironed out a sticking-point in its coal washery, thanks to a transfer chute refurbishment service provided by engineering company T.W. Woods Group. The colliery had been …

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