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ROXON ups durability with new wear parts line

ROXON, a part of NEPEAN Conveyors, has released a new range of wear protection products for the mining industry.

The global mining conveyor systems and components specialist says ROXDUR uses the latest wear material technology and innovative manufacturing processes to create a truly unique range of wear products.

With operating facilities in Finland, Sweden and Australia, ROXON specialises in conveyor systems and components, and has over 50 years’ experience servicing the global mining industry.

ROXON said ROXDUR has been developed on the back of research and development from its engineering team and uses a unique composite material that combines extreme hardness to minimise abrasive wear and iron-matrix technology to absorb impact. “The metallurgical bond between the cemented carbide and iron matrix gives a composite material with very high-quality adhesion to the cemented carbide,” it said.

The ROXDUR iron-matrix technology is unprecedented in the industry and can extend the life of fixed plant mining equipment up to 20 times longer than other products, according to the company, which added it has three global patents pending for the range.

The product range includes welding segments, edge liners and wear plates and is suitable for all low- to heavy-duty mining applications, according to the company.

ROXON has developed a standard range of wear plates with a thickness of 30-50 mm but there are also opportunities to customise these depending on the application, the company said.

ROXDUR Product Manager, Oskar Larsson, said productivity losses and unplanned downtime due to wear-related breakdowns cost mining companies’ significant amounts of time and money each year.

“The use of wear resistant products is crucial to everyday operations, particularly in hard-rock mining,” he said.

“ROXDUR is a premium product that has the best durability on the market. We started developing it in 2018 and realised fairly quickly that we needed to combine the durable, but relatively brittle, cemented carbide with some toughness to get the best of both worlds in a whole new material,” he added.

“We are really excited with the new product. When compared to a standard plate of 500 Brinell, we have between 10-15 – sometimes 20 – times longer life. This will make a huge difference for our customers.”

ROXON to convey materials handling expertise message to Australia market

ROXON has launched its entire range of materials handling solutions into the Australian market as it looks to expand its reach beyond the Europe, Middle East and Asia markets that it has become familiar with.

The entry into the Australian market comes on the back of the recent acquisition of ROXON by Australian engineering, mining services and industrial manufacturing organisation NEPEAN. Previously owned by Sandvik, NEPEAN purchased the ROXON business in November 2017.

NEPEAN Managing Director, Rolf Van Rooyen, said: “The ROXON brand is well known and trusted throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia having specialised in bulk materials handling solutions for well over 50 years. We are really excited to be bringing its world-class engineered solutions, innovative products and market leading services to the Australian market.”

NEPEAN Conveyors is the largest manufacturer of conveyor components in Australia, according to the company. It is also well known for its solutions for underground conveyors.

“With the introduction of the ROXON brand to Australia, the combined capacity will give customers access to deep technical expertise, global product sourcing and the latest in materials handling technology for surface and overland conveyors,” the company said.

ROXON is an OEM and solutions provider for bulk material handling for surface operations. Its products and services span the entire life cycle of conveyor systems – design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, midlife upgrades and asset re-deployment – and include a comprehensive suite of conveyor components, conveyor equipment and turnkey conveyor systems.

Van Rooyen highlighted the technical expertise of the ROXON Australia team, which will be headquartered out of Gosford, New South Wales: “ROXON Australia has a dedicated team of technical conveyor system specialists who have many decades of deep industry experience and knowledge. This team of experts can also draw upon the deep experience and operational capabilities of the ROXON teams in Finland and Sweden if needed.”

He added: “Leveraging our deep domain knowledge developed over more than 40 years, our global industry leading engineering capabilities, and our best-in-class in-house software, ROXON specialises in tailored, engineered design conveyor solutions that reduce costs and increase efficiencies.”

The company recently executed its first project in Australia, a A$15 million ($10.2 million) fixed crushing and screening plant at the Lima South quarry in Benalla, Victoria. In this project, ROXON Australia partnered with asphalt plant specialists Astec Australia. The scope included the design and supply of all structural, mechanical and electrical components for conveyors, including interfaces with Astec’s process equipment; design and supply of structural support steelwork for crushers, screens and feeders; and supply of all conveyor components, 19 x off conveyors in total.