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CDE opens new Australian headquarters in Queensland

CDE has announcd the official opening of its new Australian headquarters in Queensland as it commits additional resources to the local market.

Based in Stapylton, near Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the new 2,900 sq.m site, complete with managed stores, is part of the company’s wider growth plans and follows the announcement and commissioning of several new large-scale projects in the Australasian market.

CDE says it has steadily grown its local team to over 20, across business development, project management, installation, commissioning and aftersales support teams with plans for future recruitment underway.

“We have designed and engineered over 60 projects across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, including turnkey solutions for Repurpose It – described as “Australia’s most sophisticated resource recovery plant” – and Walker Quarries – one of the newest and most advanced quarry wash plants in New South Wales,” the company said.

In 2022, the company was also awarded the contract to design, supply and install a state-of-the-art washing solution for Rino Recycling for the treatment of construction & demolition (C&D) and commercial & industrial waste materials at their Pinkenba site in Brisbane.

On the mining side, in 2019, Centrex Metals partnered with CDE Meta to deliver a state-of-the-art wet processing plant at the company’s Ardmore site, in Queensland, to produce phosphate concentrate.

Australasian General Manager, Daniel Webber, says: “Our purpose is to create our best world a tonne at a time, and to do this we need to be supporting our customers to realise their purpose and vision. Support means being there when they need us, and that means having CDE boots on the ground.

“We have great confidence in the potential of this market and we’re fully committed to supporting new and existing customers, whose trust in our expertise is key to making this very investment possible.”

To minimise plant downtime, the investment in CDE’s new Australian headquarters includes the development of fully stocked and managed stores to house high-wear, consumable and critical plant components.

Peter Neely, CDE CustomCare Regional Manager for Australasia, says: “For the first time in the local market, we’re able to offer readily-available parts. Responsive on-the-ground support and locally available parts with short lead times means we are better equipped to strengthen our direct relationships with customers, ensuring their plants continue to run material at optimum efficiency to support a fast return on investment.”

The company’s pre-emptive and preventative approach to plant maintenance sees thousands of replacement parts readily available for immediate dispatch to customers throughout Australasia.

Webber adds: “Our approach to aftercare is designed to ensure our customers get the maximum performance from their CDE equipment. Central to this is having a direct relationship with customers and continuing to invest resources in the markets where they are based. Our investment in Australia is but one part of wider plans to invest in and resource our regional teams and offices to provide the best level of care possible to protect our customers’ investments.”

“By growing our regional team we are closer to our clients during the sales process, resulting in better solutions being developed; we are closer during project delivery, leading to safer and more efficient work sites; and, most importantly, we are closer once our customers plants are operational, enabling us help maintain uptime through scheduled maintenance activities and prompt professional breakdown support.”

Superior Industries deepens relationship with Kimball Equipment

Superior Industries, a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has announced an expanded product partnership with its long-term conveyor dealer, Kimball Equipment Company.

The respected dealer, which celebrates 75 years of operation next year, will now sell, service and support Superior’s crushing, screening and washing equipment in addition to the conveying equipment and components lines throughout Utah, Nevada, Arizona and southern Idaho.

“Kimball Equipment is a well-respected company and we’re honoured they’ll represent our growing line of aggregate processing and handling equipment,” Jarrod Felton, President of Superior, said. “Together, we’re both excited to serve customers with the region’s best application advice, robust stocking plans and most efficient customer support.”

The relationship between dealer, Kimball Equipment, and manufacturer, Superior Industries, started in 2004. Since then, the Salt Lake City-based dealer has sold almost 1,500 Superior conveyors and thousands of idlers, pulleys and conveyor accessories, according to Superior.

Kimball Equipment offers an extensive inventory of new and used heavy equipment, parts and supplies, repairs and rebuilds, field service and engineering capabilities.

Superior Industries strengthens SE Asia distribution with KeepMining agreement

Superior Industries has added KeepMining™ to its long list of distribution partners, with the Singapore-based company to represent Superior’s growing line of crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment in several countries throughout Southeast Asia.

The pact will see KeepMining hold the distributor mantle in countries including India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Bhutan and Brunei.

“Together, the employees of KeepMining have a lot of experience in the Southeast Asian mining and quarrying markets,” Jeff Steiner, Superior’s Territory Manager in the region, said. “They have aggressive plans for supplying and servicing customers and we look forward to growing our businesses together.”

KeepMining already has ties to Caterpillar, Atlas Copco, Liebherr and Yokohama, which equip the company to sell and service earthmovers, dump haul trucks, loaders, scrapers, crushing and screening plants, grinding solutions, washing systems, automation packages, dry bulk storage and handling systems, plus environmental solutions, Superior said.

In addition to its HQ in Singapore, KeepMining operates from additional locations in Malaysia, Indonesia, India and the Philippines.

Weir Minerals Africa enhances offering with simulation, modelling software

Digital design and simulation technology tools are enhancing Weir Minerals Africa’s solution offering to customers, the company says, allowing insights into upstream and downstream improvements that optimise mineral processing.

“With our focus firmly on integrated solutions, we are increasingly able to leverage technology to benefit our customers,” Christian Stehle, Head of Engineering at Weir Minerals Africa, says. “This applies not only to how we design our product solutions, but how we help customers to examine their whole process.”

Simulation and modelling software tools are key enablers in this quest, according to Stehle. “They give the Weir Minerals Africa engineering team the power to use computational fluid dynamics, for instance, to model the behaviour and flow of liquids and gases,” the company said.

Stehle added: “In addition to analysing our own equipment, we can also understand more about what happens upstream of our equipment. Understanding material flow at various points of the customer’s plant process is vital to optimising how our equipment works.”

By the same token, discrete element modelling software simulates material flow of solid particles. This allows users to model the flow of material through feed chutes and into Weir’s crushers and vibrating screens. The analysis software in this field – like everywhere – is constantly advancing, providing an increasingly detailed understanding of material behaviour, according to Weir.

“Using technology tools like these, we put our mechanical and metallurgical expertise at the disposal of the customer,” Stehle says. “It gives us the ability to make a scientific assessment of where their plant challenges lie, while also giving us the power to develop specific solutions to solve the customer’s problems.”

Weir said: “The extensive suite of the company’s mineral processing products can then be employed to address the challenges that are identified using these technology tools.”

Stehle says the value of tools like 3D laser scanning, which can be used to quickly and accurately map a customer’s plant layout and dimensions. The scanned data is then integrated with Weir Minerals Africa’s computer-aided design software to design solutions that fit into the existing plant footprint.

“We can then provide solutions that are engineered to order, with precision that ensures we get it right the first time,” he says. “This means quicker installation and commissioning, so there is less downtime for the plant.”

Fast-evolving software also facilitates the application of finite element analysis for stress analysis in structural design.

As Weir Minerals Africa extends its offerings in comminution, the team puts this technology to work in designing ancillary support structures around its equipment. This includes the design and construction of modular plants for crushing, screening and sand washing.

Superior to show off increased South America presence at CONEXPO Latin America

Superior Industries Inc says it is ready to show off an expanded South America presence at the upcoming CONEXPO Latin America event, in Santiago, Chile.

A US-based manufacturer of bulk material processing and handling systems, the company recently added three manufacturing facilities to its South America base through the acquisition of Parcan Group, a 40-year-old Brazil-based company that engineers and manufactures conveyor drums and rolls.

At CONEXPO Latin America, on October 2-5, Superior said it planned to showcase its latest construction aggregate processing and handling solutions.

With the addition of Superior’s core products, including crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment, the manufacturer’s local entity is able to offer aggregate and mining producers processing and handling solutions from Rock Face to Load Out®, it said.

Visitors to the company’s booth will be able to meet with Superior employees about the manufacturer’s crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment. They will also be able to explore opportunities for conveyor idlers, pulleys, belt scrapers and accessories, plus crushing, screening and washing spare parts.