Machine design

Operators depend on us to support the safe and cost-effective bulk handling of commodities, both at the mine and port.

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Key contact

Chris Batten

Director of Sales, Environment and Infrastructure

Perth, Australia

+61 (0) 8 6163 4900

Machine design

To do this we provide complete design capabilities for new bulk handling systems, and related machines such as bucket wheel excavators and stacker-reclaimers. We also have extensive experience in re-designing and re-engineering existing machines to extend service life and reliability.

Whatever the application, we can manage the entire process - from concept development, through detailed design, manufacture and installation, to final commissioning - or help with one aspect.

We set out to unlock the ‘win-wins’ where machine and operator productivity increases but so too do machine health and operator safety. Our in-house capabilities in all design related disciplines include:

  • Mechanical
  • Structural
  • Control systems, PLCs (programmable logic controllers)
  • Electrical
  • Fluid power hydraulics

Machines types

Materials handling plant system design

Materials handling plant system design

We help customers successfully deliver materials handling plant systems that meet the demanding performance requirements of mine and port facilities. We help you unlock every opportunity to increase productivity while maintaining strict safety and environmental standards. We do this at every stage, from using sophisticated modelling tools to aid initial design, right through to managing construction, installation and commissioning. Our innovative approach to materials handling design is supported by many years of practical experience working with mine and port customers across the world.


As experts in designing high performance conveyors and conveyor systems, we can help move commodities rapidly, efficiently and safely. Our innovative design features can improve conveyor availability and reliability and reduce downtime. Whether you are designing a new system or modifying an existing one, our experts use their sophisticated conveyor analysis tools, trouble shooting and testing experience to help you deliver ‘smart productivity’.

Materials handling systems for self-unloading ships

Our experts help customers successfully design, adapt and operate materials handling systems for self-unloading ships. We can carry out the complete materials handling plant design, including the mechanical, structural, electrical and control details for conveyors and bucket wheel reclaimers. To ensure you get maximum benefit from our design, we can supervise the fabrication, construction and commissioning of the plant.


Finding smarter ways to move bulk materials onto ships is key to improving productivity. Our innovative approach is built on practical experience, creating new or revised designs that get results. We provide both mechanical and electrical design services to increase performance while also achieving high environmental and safety standards. We carry out complete independent structural design reviews, including primary and secondary structures as well as all critical mechanical connections effecting the strength and stability of the plant.

Transfer point design – chutes

Transfer point design – chutes

Transfer chute problems - whether blockages, spillage, belt and liner wear, or belt off tracking - are often a consequence of poor design and result in lost production. We help customers address these problems by bringing together our design expertise, site experience and advanced analysis. We provide a complete engineering, design, and analysis service that improves transfer chutes and maximises transfer point performance. The result is less chute blockages and increased output.