This article examines 3D scanning technology and the advantage of reverse engineering in solving the atypical problems of mining and non-metallic enterprises. It also provides cases from the practice of Element, which used 3D scanning technology, and thanks to which, the company's specialists solved a number of atypical client problems.
To reduce the number of shutdowns and the cost of dismantling and installing parts, while increasing the service life of the linings of the working surfaces of equipment, it is necessary to choose the right lining for the working conditions of the enterprise. This article provides steps that help customers choose the correct lining for the operating conditions of their equipment. A list of lining materials with a description of their application conditions and advantages has also been provided.
Design engineering department, Quality Management System and in-house development: our second article in Kivirock magazine
This time, Kivirock magazine published two materials at once - our Finnish colleagues told the publication about the Element product range, business geography and basic principles of work.
Chrome-molybdenum steel liners are very popular for our Customers these days – material is well proven at plants with SAG mills.
What are the features of the composition of chromium-molybdenum steel? Does it have advantages over the classic Hadfield steel, in what conditions is it better to use it?
We talked about improving production efficiency: we gave examples of how in the long run enterprises can suffer losses if they choose cheap parts, which not suitable for the real requirements.
We also explained how ETO increases liners lifetime, sets the pace and rhythm for the replacement of wearing parts, improves the quality of the finished product in factories and, as a result, allows enterprises to increase profits.
Element experts answered journalists’ questions regarding the intricacies of the Engineering Department’s operation: they iterated which companies should have a team of design engineers, on what basis changes should changes be made to the engineering design documentation, and how Element uses reverse engineering to solve customer problems.
Experts iterated how the QMS is arranged within our company. For example, which stages the Quality Management System consists of, how the production sites are selected, how customer feedback is processed, and why an annual manufacturer’s assessment is needed.
What exactly causes conveyor belt wear and what damages it the most? What are the design features and which types of fabric are used? What affects the cost of Element's belts? These, and other questions, have been answered in an article for “Mining Industry” magazine.
How can contractors cut down the crushing expenses by installing higher-quality lining on their equipment? Element's experts described the features of using certain alloying constituents in the production of components, the mechanism of extending the service life of components when changing the casting technology, and which options companies should avoid if they wish to save money. All of the above was presented with real-life examples from Element backed by numbers.
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