Attitudes and beliefs take decades to form. Try to change the established opinion about how one should do business, or indeed, what solutions one should use for efficient mining. There are a lot of technologies in this industry that are gradually dying out. Nevertheless, companies continue to use them because they are used to them. For several years, Element has been proving to its customers that it’s better to use modern, wear-resistant materials rather than steel to protect machinery and equipment from wear. For this purpose, Element attended the exhibition MiningWorld Russia 2020.
The short service life of wear protection and the frequent emergency stops of equipment are problems familiar to owners of mining equipment. In order to not only increase the operating time of wear-resistant linings but also to reduce maintenance costs, it is important to choose the right lining for the specific operating conditions of the enterprise.
Konepörssi magazine published an article about Element Group and its achievements. The Product Sales Manager at Element talked about the company strengths: "Growth has been achieved thanks to reliability and high quality of products. Another important factor is that the company provides comprehensive services throughout the product life cycle."
This article examines 3D scanning technology and the advantage of reverse engineering in solving the atypical problems of mining and non-metallic enterprises. It also provides cases from the practice of Element, which used 3D scanning technology, and thanks to which, the company's specialists solved a number of atypical client problems.
To reduce the number of shutdowns and the cost of dismantling and installing parts, while increasing the service life of the linings of the working surfaces of equipment, it is necessary to choose the right lining for the working conditions of the enterprise. This article provides steps that help customers choose the correct lining for the operating conditions of their equipment. A list of lining materials with a description of their application conditions and advantages has also been provided.
Design engineering department, Quality Management System and in-house development: our second article in Kivirock magazine
This time, Kivirock magazine published two materials at once - our Finnish colleagues told the publication about the Element product range, business geography and basic principles of work.
Chrome-molybdenum steel liners are very popular for our Customers these days – material is well proven at plants with SAG mills.
What are the features of the composition of chromium-molybdenum steel? Does it have advantages over the classic Hadfield steel, in what conditions is it better to use it?
We talked about improving production efficiency: we gave examples of how in the long run enterprises can suffer losses if they choose cheap parts, which not suitable for the real requirements.
We also explained how ETO increases liners lifetime, sets the pace and rhythm for the replacement of wearing parts, improves the quality of the finished product in factories and, as a result, allows enterprises to increase profits.
Element experts answered journalists’ questions regarding the intricacies of the Engineering Department’s operation: they iterated which companies should have a team of design engineers, on what basis changes should changes be made to the engineering design documentation, and how Element uses reverse engineering to solve customer problems.
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