Global mining undercarriage major Berco, now part of the Forged Technologies group of thyssenkrupp Components Technology, will launch its new Platinum Line of products for the aftermarket at Bauma 2019. The Platinum Line consists of products focused on improving undercarriage lifetime and reducing the cost per hour of operation for the mining, large construction and oil and gas markets. “Our Platinum Line consists of products that are the state of art technology in the market. The idea is to position Berco as the ‘top of mind’ product provider for the global market for large machinery,” says Piero Bruno, Berco CEO.
As an example of Berco engineering’s knowledge, the company has developed a solution for bucket wheel excavator teeth. Using its forging technology, and material and heat treatment expertise, Berco created a more resistant, light weight and higher performance Ground Engaging Tool. By using high quality steel and advanced mechanical superficial heat treatment, Berco provides an extended life of this product. Additionally, Berco designed a solution for faster connection to the bucket to reduce needed replacement work in the field. As the wear of forged bucket teeth can precisely be predicted (compared to cast solutions), Berco says preventive maintenance can be much more efficient and accurate. “Berco Platinum Line products are aimed at customers who are looking for high quality solutions that can provide a great value/benefit ratio to their business,” says Bruno.
For the large mining dozer market, Berco is releasing the 800 HP track chain, a tailor-made solution for heavy duty application. This new product is applicable in all weather conditions, extends wet joint life up to 30%, and reduces maintenance stops. The Berco 800 HP track chain is designed with a reinforced link and uses bigger pins and bushings with a compatible sprocket and a higher link, offering major resistance to the large amount of load on the undercarriage. This chain also uses a new generation seal and incorporates the company’s BPR2 solution.