Metco Joining & Cladding provides unique new solutions to a common challenge in the mining industry: Worn components in the undercarriage that reduce the effectiveness of the crawler, increase fuel costs, reduce traction and ultimately lead to unsafe operating conditions.
Increased Efficiency Results in Lowered Cost per Ton of Ore
Crawler undercarriage components such as links, pins, bushings, sprockets, rollers, idlers, shoes and frames are subjected to:
- High stress gouging
- High stress abrasion
- Side loading
- Shock loading conditions
- High vibration
- High and low operating temperatures
Components with low performance life increase operational cost and add to inventory requirements for parts and back-up equipment. While high-performance materials and overlays are a proven solution to protect these components, they require special processes and equipment to apply them. Mining equipment OEMs, spare parts manufacturers and MRO (Maintenance and Repair Operations) service companies need an alternative solution with easier accessibility. Metco Joining & Cladding can provide it.