Hunter businesses using belt conveyor systems now have a new local manufacturer and refurbisher of conveyor pulleys.
Brain Industries has launched its new service to manufacture a range of custom designed conveyor pulleys including single and dual drive pulleys, non-drive pulleys and deadshaft pulleys.
Brain’s Managing Director, Gillian Summers, said its Newcastle conveyor pulley manufacturing centre will benefit a range of industries.
Gillian said Brain’s conveyor pulleys are suited to all applications including port facilities, underground coal mines, open cut mines, hard rock mines, coal loading facilities, overland conveyors, tunnelling projects, food and grain handling and quarries.
She said conveyor pulleys provide the drive and tension to move a conveyor belt – essential in the process of handling materials such as minerals, grain, packages, and even people.
“Conveyor pulleys are an essential component of belt conveyor systems which is why selecting a quality, Australian made product is essential to ensure conveyor systems’ performance and reliability,” Gillian said.
“Brain has invested significantly in new equipment so that every engineering and testing activity can be carried out on site to reduce lead times and control quality,” she said.
She said Brain meets the requirements of ISO 9001. Its makes pulley shells and end discs from certified steel plate.
Welds are full penetration ultrasonically tested and magnetic particle tested to industry standards. All pulley weldments are thermally stress relieved.
“Brain’s conveyor pulleys are made from high quality Australian materials which means they are built to last and operate in tough conditions.”
In a boost for the region’s local manufacturing sector, the pulleys will be made at Brain’s Newcastle (Carrington) engineering workshop. A pulley refurbishment service will also be based there.
“Refurbishing pulleys locally can save businesses significant time and money, extending the life of important infrastructure.”
“Our refurbishment services include complete pulley strip down and cleaning of parts; removal of old pulley lagging; non-destructive testing of the shaft and shell; re-machining; relagging; re-assembly as well as testing and certification.”
Brain also manufactures a range of other conveyor products including pulley lagging and ceramic wear liners.
IMAGE | Brain Industries delivering a pulley to a local customer