Maintenance and Reliability

When new industries and technologies emerge there is great focus on the up front benefits they provide, be it in performance improvements, increased output or time savings. As the technology or industry matures the profit margins lower through increased competition and there is often a push to reduce risk and costs or to obtain a more competitive market position. One way to do this is through planned maintenance and targeted reliability.

Maintenance and reliability is closely linked with condition monitoring. LC has extensive experience in monitoring vibratory screens, dragline booms, rotating shafts and other plant subject to fatigue. A planned maintenance program is the most effective way to avoid the high costs and high risks associated with a reactive maintenance approach. The result is a greater reliability and more consistent delivery of your products or services to your clients.

LC Engineering use fatigue standards and failure history to predict the fatigue life of critical components. This is the first step towards establishing a successful planned maintenance program.

To change your maintenance approach from a reactive high risk exercise into one that is streamlined and well planned, ask us how we helped others meet their reliability targets.


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


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]

QLD Engineering Excellence Awards:
Hurricane™ Bucket - High Commendation


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]

NASA - Mining the Moon:
Remote Automation of Scale Rig


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]

Gemco E-Clip Tool Head Redesign


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]