Davies Wear Plate Systems will be showcasing its wear plate products, based around a unique combination of a fastening system and manufacturing method, on Stand 5205 during AIMEX 2007 – Asia Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition, to be held at Sydney’s Olympic Park from September 4 to 7, 2007.
Davies’ wear plates are designed to meet the demands of harsh mining applications and are commonly made of quench and tempered plate and cut to shape by a high-definition plasma cutter.
In addition, the holes in the wear plate are plasma-cut, rather than drilled; a process which takes only a matter of seconds but in combination with Davies’ own design bolt heads makes it possible to use any type of plate of unlimited hardness.
Other advantages of this bolting system include:
- Fixing the plate until it is worn to its minimal structural thickness
- Eliminating premature or uneven wear
- Allowing more efficient methods for securing and removing nuts from the bolts
One of the more recent innovations from Davies’ Wear Plate Systems is its nut-less bolting system. This system allows bolts to be fixed easily from only the plate side of a structure, and is proving popular for use in areas where access is limited for the outside walls or deemed too hazardous.
In addition to safety benefits, it also allows quicker installation and removal of plates with fewer personnel.
Davies is also introducing wear-monitoring technology for its plate systems, ranging from a manual indicator incorporated into the bolt shaft to an electronic sensor which can be monitored remotely giving users the ability to monitor wear levels without the need for production shutdown.
All these products will be on display at AIMEX. More details are available at Reed Exhibitions .