Certification

LC Engineering provides design certification to a wide range of industry products. Past design certifications have included various lifting frames, transport industry components, pressure vessels, walkways and machine guarding to name a few.

LC Engineering has several RPEQ and CPEng qualified managers and ensures certification to the governing standards. The certification process often includes physical testing to validate the design. Some examples of past certifications are shown below.

Example: Lifting Frame Certification

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LC Engineering performs certification of all manners of lifting equipment to Australian Standards and can provide certification to other standards where required.

The example shown resulted in LC Engineering providing new design detail to ensure lower maximum stresses to eliminate fatigue cracking and enable subsequent compliance with Australian Standards.

Example: Towball Certification

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The federal office of road safety planned to introduce a standard for 70mm towballs. LC Engineering was commissioned to analyse, design, manufacture and test the 70 mm towball intended for bi-directional fatigue loads to 2 million cycles as well as static load. The results of these tests formed the basis for the new ADR specification. Tests were performed at the University of Queensland Civil Engineering laboratories.

LC Engineering modelled the towball test rig and provided manufacture drawings. The test rig critical areas stresses were analysed using FEA. Fatigue tests were intermittently staged to allow the penetration crack tests to be performed. Static test ball strain gauges were used to measure stress strain behaviour.

Features...

NASA - Mining the Moon:
Remote Automation of Scale Rig

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NASA researcher remotely controls Go 4 Mining scale test dragline machine from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston utilising research and technology developed by CSIRO. [More] [QLD Times Article]

Kador Mine Water Tanker Features in Mining Chronicle

Kador 150kL Mine Tanker

The Mining Chronicle magazine featured an article in the November 2012 edition on the newly designed 150kL Water Tanks. [Read More] [Read Article]

QLD Engineering Excellence Awards:
Hurricane™ Bucket - High Commendation

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The revolutionary, LC designed, CQMS Hurricane™ dragline bucket was awarded a High Commendation at the 2009 QLD Engineering Excellence Awards. The design enables an increased payload and decreased energy use. [More]

Taking the last ride in luxury:
2009 Australian International Design Awards Finalist

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Co-designed by LC and Sydney-based Transport Design International, the ALLONGE GSB developed by John Allison/Monkhouse funeral directors is a current finalist in the Australian International Design Awards. [More]

Gemco E-Clip Tool Head Redesign

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LC Engineering provided a redesign for the clipping head mechanism on Gemco's E-Clip machine, successfully developing an clever solution resulting in a high degree of performance and repeatability. [More]