none
none

AUSTRALIAN AIR COMPRESSOR CUSTOM DESIGNED FOR AFRICAN MINE

31-05-2016
by 
in 

When a large Australian mining company needed a high output compressor to run its drilling and other underground equipment in their Congo mine operations, they asked Hoerbiger Australia to source a compressor to their exacting specifications.

Not only did they need a custom built, high output air compressor, they needed a rugged, low maintenance unit that could operate in harsh mining conditions deep underground … and it had to be portable, a big ask for such a larger compressor.

The compressor supplier, Southern Cross Compressors Australia, designed, manufactured and assembled a high strength skid framework that acts as a towable sled when the unit is moved throughout the mine. This framework also protects the compressor from damage from rock falls that often occur.

The compressor was a direct drive, Southern Cross JN 1322-8, 525V to meet the customer’s specific power requirements:

·       132kW 8 Bar

·       24.63 sqm/min

·       3350kg for compressor

·       2912 (l) x 1850 (h) x 1670 (w)

Hoerbiger Sales Engineer, Marcel Portelli explained that the Southern Cross Compressor was favoured for its robust, heavy duty construction, high air output, low power use and maintenance, smooth, quiet operation and low running costs.

Mr Portelli says Southern Cross met the required specifications, time frame and budget (even considering the cost and time to deliver the unit to the Congo).

This venture by Southern Cross Compressors into the specialized export market clearly demonstrated that the company can compete favourably on the global market.

 

Southern Cross Compressors

Ph: 1300 098 901

www.southerncrosscompressors.com.au

Related news & editorials

  1. 21.11.2017
    21.11.2017
    by      In
    The Instant Access Spandeck system is a modular work platform system that provides a full range of simple, safe and cost-effective solutions to complicated and difficult access requirements.
    Spandeck is a lightweight aluminium walkway bridge, work platform and staging system in one versatile unit.... Read More
  2. 21.11.2017
    21.11.2017
    by      In
    Beacon Lighting reckons that Australian homes and businesses can enjoy easy, breezy living all year round with its new ceiling fan collection. The range features new with inspired designs and allows users to reduce their energy costs.
    With power costs continuing to rise, a ceiling fan is becoming... Read More
  3. 21.11.2017
    21.11.2017
    by      In
    3D manufacturing solution specialist Flecknoe is working with manufacturers to drive efficiency and productivity in thermoforming and vacuum forming plastics production processes.
    With more than 30 years experience designing, building and supporting manufacturing machines and processes for more... Read More
  4. 21.11.2017
    21.11.2017
    by      In
    Tennant offers all the technology required to keep carpeted areas clean and in service, with eight different types of vacuum cleaners and innovative ReadySpace cleaning technologies.
    Tennant’s vacuum cleaners feature an advanced multi-stage HEPA filtration system that filters 99.98% of particles... Read More