TW Woods Constructions has developed an expanded range of wear plate kits for the maintenance of heavy machinery in industries such as mining and energy, oil and gas, civil engineering and construction, and infrastructure.
Manufactured in response to industry needs for maximum uptime, durability and cost-efficiency, the expanded range now includes wear plate kits for widely used bulldozers including 854 Cat push dozer kits, D11 dozer liners, Cat 793 liners and Cat D10 and D11 blades.
These are complemented by stock kits for Hitachi R280 truck trays and Hitachi EH 4500 excavators, as well as custom-fabricated options for all major makes of machinery.
Typically employed on heavy bulldozers, trucks, graders and loaders, the wear plate kits are precision cut, processed and packaged at the company’s new plate processing facility at Tomago near Newcastle, which also handles challenging maintenance and fabrication tasks involving tanks, silos, chutes, loaders and other materials handling equipment.
The wear plate kits are supplied to TW Woods’ national and international clients including Delta Energy, Incitec Pivot, Integra Coal, Laing O’Rourke, Xstrata and various surface and underground mining companies throughout Australia.
According to TW Woods Managing Director Mr Tom Woods, their ability to handle a broad spectrum of metal fabrication tasks in the same facility enables the company to offer optimised quality control and delivery times for wear plate products frequently needed to precise deadlines.
TW Woods undertook a multi-million dollar plant investment encompassing 4500m² of purpose-built fully equipped workshop space at Tomago. New plant used in the cutting and processing of wear plate kits includes a 300amp CAD-CAM profile plasma cutting bed capable of cutting 13m x 3.5m plates up to 60mm thick with plasma, and more than 150mm with oxy. The facility also houses a 1600amp stud welding machine and a plate handling and processing facility serviced by a 10-tonne overhead gantry crane.
The company’s press brake facilities include a 1000-ton x 3.2m brake press that can press form steel plate up to 60mm thick, making it suitable for major fabrication tasks including draglines, buckets, mills, earthmoving equipment, ripper blades, pressure tanks and pipelines and diverse heavy plate fabrications. The company’s services include specialised shaping, fabrication and welding technology for metals such as carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium.