Ziv-Av upgrades Bucyrus-Erie’s excavator bucket design
About Rotem Amfert
Rotem Amfert Negev Ltd. operates as a fertilizer company. The Company produces potash, phosphoric acids, compound fertilizers, specialty chemicals, phosphate salts and rock, and feed additives. Rotem Amfert Negev serves customers worldwide.
Bucyrus-Erie is an American underground mining company founded in Bucyrus, Ohio in 1880 and is a world leader in developing walking dragline excavators. By 2010, the company was acquired by Caterpillar.
Bucyrus-Erie’s large excavator, weighing almost 700 tons, is being used by Rotem Amfert for its mining operations. The excavator operates 24-hours a day like an independent factory and excavates 50 tons of Ore with each digging, while absorbing an impact of 100 tons each time.
Rotem Amfert faced a heavy setback in its digging operation when the excavator's bucket was cracked. Due to the unavailability of a similar-sized bucket and the heavy cost of a new one, they were forced to replace it with a smaller bucket,─ ending with capacity reduction as well as prolonged operation time.
To solve this immense problem and regain the capacity of the excavator, Rotem Amfert approached Ziv-Av for failure analysis and re-design of the bucket, as well as retrofitting the excavator.
Ziv-Av’s engineers analyzed the failure, using high measurement techniques and then re-designed a robust bucket. Ziv-Av’s upgraded design eliminated the weak spots of the bucket as well as increased its strength by 300%.
Ziv-Av’s engineering experts achieved a 300% stronger bucket design that prolonged the bucket working life for many years to come.
Going further with their extended services, Ziv-Av provided a turnkey solution by producing and retrofitting the excavator bucket with a five years warranty.
Thanks to Ziv-Av’s skills, the excavator is working efficiently with zero worries about the damages, replacement and operations’ derailment.
Ziv-Av’s upgraded solution has been in use since 2010 without a single failure.
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