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Design of specialist mining equipment

We have the experience and know-how to design unique solutions for your most challenging problems.

Design of specialist mining equipment
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Key contact

Phil Dana

Regional Business Development Director - Americas

Ottawa, Canada

+1 613 592 2830 (235)

We help to unlock productivity and address vital safety and environmental challenges.

Accurately matching your drilling unit to your environment is key to managing cost and safety.

We combine technical ability with in-field experience to offer practical, well-grounded advice that avoids the unforeseen operational costs associated with weather downtime whilst maintaining safe and efficient drilling operations.

We provide valuable site-specific data during drilling to compare with the marine forecast, assisting drillers in assessing the accuracy of the estimates and maximizing the efficiency of operations offshore.

Integrating sensors topside and subsea provides operators with a seamless view of the performance of a drilling unit to ensure that it remains within its operational design limits.

Our combined systems and services provide warning systems and predict weather risk, enabling critical response teams to act appropriately.

Safe operational working limits for weather and sea state and the number of working hours required to complete each phase of a drilling program may be provided in a short turnaround from existing data sets.  We provide valuable information to operators and drilling contractors’ before and during the drilling operation.

Our solutions

Large rolling element bearing design

We help to keep vital machinery bearings running smoothly and for longer. With over 25 years’ experience in the testing, assessment, troubleshooting and re-design of large rolling element bearings we can offer you a unique service, including accurately predicting probable bearing life as well as extending it through the specification and design of upgraded bolt-hole compatible bearings. We also provide advice on bearing change-out procedures and support techniques for increased bearing life.


Effective gearing is crucial to nearly all mining, materials handling and mineral processing machinery. We support all aspects, from design of gear trains and gearboxes to drive train measurements and failure analysis. We also carry out torsional vibration analysis of geared systems and the rating of gearing according to international standards. Our radio telemetry systems are used for in-service torque, torsional vibration and power measurement and confirmation, as well as troubleshooting including twin drive load sharing.

Weighing of large machines

The ability to weigh large machines is crucial to plant operators to confirm total mass and centre of gravity location under all cross travel, luff and slew settings. Yet carrying out this measurement can be challenging. We use load cells and/or pressure transducers, along with displacement transducers, to overcome this challenge and help customers to accurately weigh draglines, bucket wheel excavators, stacker-reclaimers and ship-loaders.

Lifting tackle

The design of lifting tackle must be completed to relevant international standards, and include the required design margin. We have relevant experience in lifting tackle systems design for many plant items, using the relevant combination of off the shelf components and our in-house designed items such as spreader beams. This experience includes the compilation of lift plans and studies, supervision before and during the lift, and all quality assurance aspects such as inspection and test plans.

Rotating machinery telemetry

By using radio telemetry systems to transmit data on the performance of rotating machinery we help you diagnose and prevent problems, adjust maintenance schedules and extend the life of machinery. Our specialist technology can monitor and transmit measurement of torque/torsional vibration, speed (and hence power), strain/stress and vibration on all types of rotating machines. 

Mining and Machinery Brochure