Surprises are never welcome in a fast-paced mine operation. Think about the cost to replace the most productive, highest performance belt, not to mention the loss in production while it is out of action. Now imagine how much can be saved with an early warning monitoring system so that a repair or planned overhaul can take place instead.
The Fenner Dunlop philosophy is about designing products and solutions that reduce downtime, increase belt life, and being available to offer the best support, which is what the customers ultimately require.
Fenner Dunlop ACE are leading the industry in Pulley Overhaul and Supply, a critical part of the conveyor operations. The branch in Queensland is equipped with clean assembly facilities, automated build procedures and now a state-of-the-art pulley testing machine, which can run conveyor pulleys before installation at the customers' site.
Fenner Dunlop’s redesigned rockbox transfer system and ongoing conveyor modifications at Yancoal Australia’s Ashton Coal underground mine are improving conveyor availability and minimising the potential for shutdowns usually associated with mining a narrow seam.
The current seam at Yancoal’s Ashton mine in the Hunter Valley ranges from 1.8 to 2.2 metres high against an average height of 3.6 metres throughout most of the region’s open cut and underground mines. The narrow seam is not unique to the Ashton mine and is generally confined to mines in the eastern half of the Hunter Valley mining zone.
The North Goonyella Mine is operated as an underground longwall mine that produces premium quality coking coal for the export market. The mine is located 160 kilometres west of Mackay and 17 kilometres from the Burton Gorge Dam, in the Central Queensland Highlands.
Belle Banne Conveyor Services in Australia have been given the Millionaire award for safety. This award reflects BBCS commitment to safety, reaching one million hours worked without a lost time incident.
The award is a testament to the hard work of the entire BBCS team, particularly given the challenging, hazardous and high-risk enviroements in which they work.
The milestone was reached in November 2016 and BBCS have continued to improve on this impressive achievmenet and maintained no lost time incidents to date.
A torn drift conveyor belt and a 60 day+ replacement schedule is every production manager’s worst nightmare. This was the scenario for one of Australia’s largest metallurgical coal producers.
Australia’s largest raw sugar producer’s long-term partnership with Fenner Dunlop Australia delivers in spades.
As vendors from around the world gather at Olympic Park to showcase new tools and services for the Australian mining industry, Fenner Dunlop Australia unveiled a new 24/7 conveyor diagnostic and alert system at the AIMEX exhibition in Sydney.
The NSCA National Safety Awards of Excellence are Australia’s longest running, independent awards, recognising outstanding Work Health and Safety initiatives. Now in their 21st year, these awards continue to celebrate organisations and people that actively promote Work Health and Safety (WHS) as a cornerstone of elite business performance.
We are pleased to announce that on 26th October 2012 Fenner Dunlop Australia (part of the Fenner Dunlop worldwide group of companies) acquired 100% of the share capital of ACE, a privately owned group of companies based in Somersby, NSW.
R&D is conducted by Fenner Dunlop globally. Continuous R&D programs in Australia ensure our customers have access to the latest technology in belt design and manufacture. As Fenner Dunlop Australia is part of the Fenner Dunlop Conveyor Belt Division, access is both unlimited and global.