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TAKRAF wins three orders from India steel, energy, cement and infrastructure group

A manufacturing group in India has selected Tenova TAKRAF to supply a slew of equipment in the country, the equipment manufacturer has said.

In the past few months, the group awarded three separate orders to TAKRAF India for the supply of equipment to the group’s operations across India. “These awards serve to boost TAKRAF’s association with an important global group and their rapid growth plans,” the company said.

The three recent projects include:

  • A combined stacker/reclaimer: As part of the proposed stockyard system for one of the group’s iron ore mines, TAKRAF is designing and supplying a stacker/bucketwheel reclaimer with a stacking and reclaiming capacity of 2,500 t/h;
  • Two large-sized portal scraper reclaimers: As a part of an integrated steel plant’s expansion plan (from 5 Mt/y to 10 Mt/y), TAKRAF is supplying and installing two large-sized portal scraper reclaimers for handling iron ore/coal/flux. The machines will travel on a 49 m rail gauge and deliver 1,800 t/h, Takraf said;
  • Two large-sized bucketwheel reclaimers: In assisting the group in expanding part of its port handling facilities, TAKRAF is supplying and installing two large-sized bucketwheel reclaimers. Each of these identical machines will handle iron ore, dolomite, coal and limestone with a peak capacity of 6,000 t/h each.

K Gopal, TAKRAF India Managing Director, said: “These projects are a testimony to the engineering design, capability and quality of the products TAKRAF is able to deliver and we look forward to working with our partners in achieving their global growth plans.”

TAKRAF sizes up competition with RMU Banovici order

Bosnia-Herzegovina-based RMU Banovici is expanding the overburden handling capacity of one of its mines by installing two semi-mobile crushing plants, each containing one TAKRAF sizer model 12.24 with a capacity of 3,000 t/h.

The order, which TAKRAF received from a consortium of Bosnian companies, comprises the supply of the sizers and basic engineering for the plant including the structure, apron feeder and discharge conveyor. The consortium will execute detailed engineering and fabrication as well as engineering and supply of the electrics locally.

The high level of involvement of local industry was a key success factor in receiving this award, formalised at a signing ceremony in Tuzla on September 11, 2018 and reported live on Bosnian TV, according to TAKRAF.

Matthias Gnilke, MD Manufacturing & Services for TAKRAF, said: “These two sizers represent another important milestone in the production of TAKRAF sizers from the TAKRAF Lauchhammer production facility and are scheduled to leave the fabrication works in mid-2019.

“A key differentiating factor of our sizers is the fact that special focus was directed towards attributes such as ease of maintenance, reduced downtime and long equipment service life already during the sizer’s initial development. As a result, our sizers offer unparalleled levels of maintenance efficiency and service life.”

TAKRAF receives HPGR order from Turkey

TAKRAF is continuing to boost its market share in the comminution sector after receiving a contract to supply two high pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) to a cement plant in Turkey.

Demand for HPGR technology from the mining sector has been on the up in recent years as companies, especially those in the iron ore game, look to increase the grades of their product to satsify the increasingly ‘green’ requirements of consumers in China and elsewhere.

TAKRAF’s HPGR machines have been designed with maintainability in mind, the company said.

“A clear target to achieve this goal is the reduction of downtime, which includes integrated maintenance tools and a focus on the changing of wear parts,” the company said.

Furthermore, the machines boast a load optimised frame structure, which ensures effective operations under varying load conditions.

In this application in Turkey, each HPGR incorporates rolls with a diameter of 1,800 mm, a width of 1,600 mm and a weight of more than 50 t. Two variable frequency drives with a combined output of around 3,000 kW provide the power to process more than 1,000 t/h.

Additionally, each roll’s surface is protected from wear by weld-hardfacing.

The company recently installed a specialised welding machine for this very purpose, which is able to guarantee consistent quality throughout the entire hardfacing process and ensures the hardened rolls are able to meet the demands placed upon them, TAKRAF said.

Engineering will be conducted by a joint team based at TAKRAF’s production facilities in Lauchhammer, Germany, together with members of the Cologne team. The machines will be manufactured in Lauchhammer, with delivery scheduled for the first half of 2019.

“We are pleased to be part of this project, which marks an important milestone in respect of TAKRAF’s ongoing strategy to develop within the comminution equipment market and ensure that our clients are best-served to increase efficiency within their operations,” Dr. Frank Hubrich, CEO of TAKRAF, said.