CS-05 Coal Mine

Open Cut Coal Mine (Bowen Basin)
Hold down bolts on P&H Electric shovel
Original Set-Up
Four 1 1/2” UNC Hex bolts and Nuts tightened with flogging spanner
Issues Experienced
  • No Control of bolt load
  • Difficult and confined location
  • Alignment difficult due to movement of motor when tightening
  • OH&S issues with the use of flogging Spanner
Technofast Product Used

Standard high tensile EziTite® Hydraulic Nuts and standard hex bolts

  • Easy installation and handling
  • Removed the need for flogging spanner improving OH&S
  • Precise bolt load achieved
  • Alignment much easier
Installation Time

Old Method = 2-3 hours (3-4 personnel)
New Method = 1 hour (2 personnel)

Includes Time to align motor

Time Saving = minimum 1 hour

CS-06 Coal Mine
CS-11 Steel Mill

Many improvements to Steel Products

Definite improvement to existing method, maintenance staff are very happy to use hydraulic equipment which is lighter and safer. Motor alignment was also much quicker and easier to perform

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