A Greenfield coal mine in Mpumalanga has standardised on drives from SEW-Eurodrive for its entire conveyor-belt system. This entailed a 27 unit order that was assembled at the OEM’s Nelspruit facility and transported directly to site.
The order consisted of a complete drive package in the form of a simple ‘bolt-on’ solution for the coal mine’s conveyor-belt system. This included the drives themselves, gearboxes, base plates, guards and, in one instance, an ancillary cooler.
The project was facilitated by the Projects Department of SEW-Eurodrive, under the direction of Project sales representatives, Brett Weinmann
and Bruce Farthing.
Peace of mind imperative
Due to the fact that this massive order had to be customised, an important part of the value added service offering was overseeing that the required
specifications were met, keeping in mind the strict delivery date. This was essential in giving the client peace of mind.
“We like to be on-site during this critical phase of any project in order to ensure that everything is according to specification and installed correctly.
For example, we double check the oil levels and the alignment of the units, and are also present at the first cold start-up,” Brett notes.
Critical to the success of this project was the close working relationship forged with the project house, which resulted in SEW-Eurodrive being afforded an extended lead time. “This not only allows us to iron out all of the technical specifications in advance, but is of great benefit to our sub-suppliers as well,” Bruce concludes.
Brett Weinmann/ Bruce Farthing
Tel: (011) 248-7000