Static and mobile machinery and equipment. Graders. Excavators. Backhoes. Blades. Buckets. Cranes. Compressors. Specialised vehicles. Assets vital to business operations. Assets that are subject to wear, mechanical erosion and corrosion but must keep performing. To achieve profitability. Assets that take time to change-out. And that costs.
LaserBond surface-engineering technologies extend plant and machinery life, increase reliability and reduce unit operating and maintenance costs. They decrease the potential for breakdowns to production-vital components by improving resistance to wear and corrosion. They increase component performance.
We can also recover and remanufacture fatigued metal components and surface-engineer them for extended operational and service life in a range of challenging environments – at a fraction of the cost of replacement OEM parts.
Longer Operating Lifespan
Surface engineering is in our DNA. We surface engineer and metallurgically clad production parts and components subject to wear, corrosion and mechanical erosion. To give them a longer operating lifespan.
Improved Performance and Efficiency
When LaserBond surface engineered, production equipment and components work better. Overall performance is improved. Reliability is improved. Efficiency levels rise. Prodcution goes better – and can be more profitable.
Higher Availability; Lower Costs
Keeping equipment working and profitable is the goal. Breakdowns and breakages cost. LaserBond surface engineering extends operational life of production equipment. This means higher availability - reduces the chance of breakages – lower costs. Win win.
6.2 Laserclad Concrete Slipform Auger is 25% More Productive > read more
Concrete slip forming machines allow the continuous in-situ pouring of concrete structures. Typical applications include kerbing and roadside barriers. An important part of the machines is the feed auger, which continuously elevates the wet concrete into the mould.
Slip form machine augers with conventional hard facing could be expected to last roughly 400 hours, transferring approximately 1000 cubic meters of concrete. In contrast with this, a LaserBond® clad auger has lasted over 3,000 hours.
A significant productivity gain of 8 times longer life, less downtime and reduced labour costs has contributed to significantly increased profitability.
6.1 Remanufactured Rotary Screw Compressor with Extended Life Surfaces > read more
A rotary screw compressor is a type of gas compressor that uses a rotary type positive displacement mechanism in a continuous sweeping motion of close fitting rotors. Efficient operation relies on maintaining close clearances between tips of screws and also bearing journals.
Wear accelerates in mining and drilling conditions where air filtering is a challenge. Reliable compressed air supply is a prerequisite for efficient operations.
Using laser cladding technology, advanced metallurgy and precision machining means worn-out and damaged rotors can be remanufactured to better than new.