Scale Testing

Go 4 Mining Scale Test Rig - Dragline Configuration


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LC makes use of a 1:7 scale dragline operated by Go 4 Mining on a site at Goodna Technology Park.

Scale dragline buckets (with approximately 130 Litres capacity, weighing 100 kg) are fabricated from plate steel and tested to replicate the performance of the full-size buckets in the field.

LC has conducted many scale tests of dragline buckets and results have been verified and shown to be accurate with field data obtained from the full size machine. The scale testing of buckets has proven an invaluable tool in providing LC engineers with practical development and assurance of design performance.

Final production designs are modified for improved digging efficiency and accurate payloads as a direct result of the scale testing.

LC also offers extensive operator training tailored to your needs. To find out more please click here.

Go 4 Mining Scale Testing Excavator Rig

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LC also utilises Go 4 Mining's scale excavator for testing various aspects of large excavator bucket lips and components

In the pic shown the excavator is fitted with an RH340 scale boom.

Go 4 Mining Scale Test Rig - Rope Shovel Configuration

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The Go 4 Mining machine is convertible to a rope shovel configuration. This provides LC with a means of scale testing rope shovel designs and performance.

LC has previously provided practical solutions to Rio Tinto in regard to rope shovel performance through use of scale testing. A case study example can be downloaded [Here]

News...

September 2015 - LC Titan - Australian Mining Prospect Awards - Finalist

LC Engineering - Australian Mining Awards Finalist

We are pleased to announce that the LC Titan 3330 - Load Haul Optimisation Technology has been selected as a finailist in the "Innovative Mining Solution" category for the 2015 Australian Mining Prospect Award. [Read More]

April 2015 - LC Titan features in Australia's Mining Monthly Magazine

LC Engineering - Australian Mining Article

Read the Titan 3330 - Load Haul Optimisation feature article in Australia's Mining Monthly Magazine April Issue [Read Article]

November 2014 - LC Titan features in Australian Mining Magazine

LC Engineering - Aimex

Read the Titan 3330 - Load Haul Optimisation feature article in Australian Mining Magazine November Issue [Read Article]

February 2014 - LC exhibits at Mining Indaba 2014

LC Engineering - Mining Indaba 2014

LC Engineering participated in the Austrade Delegation at the Mining Indaba Conference 2014. [Read More]

August 2013 - LC presentation at AIMEX 2013

LC Engineering - Aimex

LC director, Bruce Leslie presented at AIMEX 2013 on optimising hydraulic excavator digging performance for improved payload targeting. [Read More]

August 2013 - LC exhibited TITAN monitor at AIMEX 2013

LC Engineering - Aimex

LC Engineering exhibited the TITAN 3330 - Load Haul Optimisation at AIMEX 2013. [Read More]

July 2013 - LC presented at iVolve forum

LC Engineering - Aimex

Bruce Leslie from LC Engineering presented at the iVolve technical forum in relation to excavator digging optimisation. [Read More]

Dec 2012 - Resource in Focus article

Resource in Focus article

LC features in the December Edition of the Resource in Focus magazine publication. [Read Article]

Nov 2012 - LC / Kador Designed 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]

Archived News

Sept 2011 - Tesla Roadster show'n'tell visit

Telsa Roadster

The Tesla Roadster on show around Australia pays a visit to LC at the Goodna Technology Park. [More]

Feb 2011 - LC certified as a Registered Research Agency

RRA - Registered Research Agency

LC was officially appointed as a Registered Research Agency (RRA) by AusIndustry in 2010. [More] [RRA Website]

Jan 2011 - LC offices avoid floods while shed goes under

GTP Flooding

LC offices fortunately avoided being flooded by a mere metre or so though the scale test facility and shed went totally under. [See More Pics]

Sep 2010 - 3 Students complete Undergraduate Theses projects at LC

Undergraduate Students

Three Students successfully complete undergraduate theses with LC, all scoring High Distinctions for their efforts. [More]

Jul 2010 - Focus Systems Engineering joins Goodna Technology Park

Focus Systems Engineering

LC welcomes Focus Systems Engineering to GTP, adding specialisation in electrical and automation technologies to the campus. [Visit Website]

Jun 2010 - LC Corporate Image Revamped

LC

We have completed a rebranding and launched a new set of company logos. [Read more]

Sep 2009 - LC CEO, Bruce Leslie - Australian Institute of Management - meAwards Finalist

LC

Bruce Leslie, CEO of LC was a finalist at the AIM Management Excellence Awards on Friday 10th of September. [More]

Jul 2009 - LC Graduates as Queensland Leaders Member

LC

LC received Graduating Member Award on Friday 3rd of July. Queensland Leaders aims to develop the next generation of international corporations headquartered in Queensland. [More]

Jun 2009 - LC approved as ClimateSmart Business Cluster Leader

LC

LC has been approved by the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management as a ClimateSmart Business Cluster Leader for the Western Corridor of Brisbane. [More] [South-West News Article]

Features...

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

LC

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]

Hurricane™ Bucket - 2009 QLD Engineering Excellence Awards - High Commendation

LC

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

LC

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]

LC Youth skills development community program

Indigineering

LC has been working with remote indigenous communities in and around Yirrkala in NE Arnhem Land (Yolngu people) since 2006. The skills development program assists Yolngu school leavers to bridge the gap between western and Yolngu cultures through work experience placements leading toward university schooling. [More]

LC Products Digital Terrain Mapping (DTM)

DTM - Digital Terrain Mapping

LC Products DTM system maps material movement of Dragline machine activity. Contact Us to book a demonstration. [More]