Monthly Archives January 2013

Hofmann supplies another huge mill gear

Posted by admin on January 09, 2013  /   Posted in Sales

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WA’s Hofmann Engineering has provided a reminder of the capabilities of Australian precision engineering industry by turning out a forged steel mill gear which is believed to be the world’s biggest, boasting an external diameter of 13.2m and weighing 73.5 tonnes.

It will transmit 17,000kW when driven by two 9-tonne pinions, also made by Hofmann.

The completed gear set is bound for the grinding mill of a copper mine in China.

It now employs more than 600 in WA, the east coast and offshore, manufacturing precision mining equipment components for domestic and export markets.

The company’s initiatives have included development of a price-competitive process to use forged steel for gearing, enabling the company to make stronger, longer-life products than those made by conventional cast-steel methods.

Complete Fleet Services are representatives for Hofmanns, so contact us for all your gearing needs.


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Posted by admin on January 08, 2013  /   Posted in Sales

We have had reports that some photos do not load correctly.

This has been traced to incompatability of Microsoft’s early Internet Explorer 8 with the latest browser functionality standards.

Tests with IE9, Firefox, Chrome and Safari have not shown the problem.

We apologise if this causes problems and we are happy to supply any hardcopy or pdf versions that may be required to evaluate our products.

We are also happy to receive any other issues that you may find.

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