Underground or open pit. Long wall or high wall. Mining involves equipment and component wear. Headers, Haul trucks, G.E.T., Grader blades, Cylinders, Pumps, Valves; The list goes on. Output depends on continued availability.

LaserBond surface engineering technologies have been developed to improve availability and productivity by extending component life. When applied to production-vital components these same technologies also increase performance, extend plant and machinery operational life, increase reliability, reduce component change-outs, increase resistance to wear and corrosion and reduce overall operating and maintenance costs.

And that will improve availability.

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Reduced Cost per BCM

Laser Cladding is designed to maximise the availability, improve the capabilities and extend the operational life of production equipment and components. As an integral part of an extraction process it will improve operational efficiency and effectively reduce cost per BCM. And that’s a production bonus.

Improved Site Safety

Laser clad production equipment and components have a longer operating life. And that means less maintenance, repair or replacement time. And that means a reduction in the time maintenance terms face the potential for workplace accidents. And that means improved site safety.

Improved Performance

Nameplate performance and reliability are two of the benchmarks for production equipment. The longer and better equipment performs the better the result. LaserBond surface engineering can (and will) improve the reliability of production equipment. And by improving the reliability and maximising availability, performance and productivity will be improved.

Case Studies:

  • 1.1 Mining Boom Cylinder Reclad & Repair > read more

    Road headers are flexible rock cutting machines widely used in mining, tunnelling and civil applications to cut soft to medium rock formations.

    The basic machine may be configured with a range of cutting heads to suit the application. The hydraulic ram endures heavy static and dynamic loading, abrasive wear and high impacts from cut material.

  • 1.2 Underground Mining Cutter Drums Rebuilt with Better Materials > read more

    Underground mining is a tough environment; dust, damp, vibrations, falling material and changing temperatures all take their toll on equipment operating at depths.

    A range of different equipment is used underground; but unlike many surface mining operations stopping for a service, or an unplanned breakdown, can be dangerous and time consuming.

    Maximising machine uptime and availability is critical to the successful efficient operation of underground mines.

  • 1.4 Remanufacturing continuous mining components saves time, cost and helps our environment. > read more

    Underground mining is a tough environment – dust, damp, vibrations, falling material and changing temperatures all take their toll on equipment operating at depths. Maximising machine uptime and availability is crucial to the successful and efficient operation of underground mines. 

    Remanufacturing mining equipment optimizes the use of capital and labour resources and tailored LaserBond cladding processes and machining enable extensively worn equipment to be refurbished to OEM specifications.

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