Global approach results in CX conveyor drive contract win

David Brown Santasalo (DBS), Australia are celebrating the win of a large conveyor drive project, following the receipt of an order for 16 CX800 drive assemblies.

March 2018

Each CX800R3 gearbox can operate at 3,446kW at 1,200rpm power input, with an output torque rating of 620,930Nm (maximum AGMA rating). Although actual operation will be at 1550kW motor power for ten of the drives and 2000kW for six of the drives, with 360,377Nm output torque.

Weighing 40.5 tonnes each, the CX gear system will drive conveyors at a large mine in central America.

As a turnkey solution, DBS’ proposal was a truly global project, with drive design completed in Australia, gear reducer design from South Africa and manufacturing utilising their global supply chain. With assembly and testing taking place at their Bulli facility, delivery commenced in Q1 2018.

Dean Leydecker, Managing Director - Australia explains: “This contract is not only the largest and most significant CX conveyor drive project we have produced for several years, but it pushes our brand into a new territory of supplying drive assemblies for newly developed mines.

“Our success was as a result of the team’s fantastic customer service, not least their ability to listen to what the customer needed and provide a customisable solution. Many of our competitors offer non-customisable standard products, so our ability to offer a solution that was based on a modular platform, but could be tailored to their needs, was well received.

“The opportunity with the mine and the wider operating group is huge and we continue to work hard to ensure we deliver the high value our customers expect from a David Brown Santasalo product.”

David Brown Santasalo look forward to the development of the CX800 drive assemblies project and would like to thank the team involved in making this project a success.

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