Perth’s Go-To for Hydraulic Cylinder Services
Another project undertaken by Afkos’ team of Engineers was to upgrade and redesign a rail car side tipper, which assists with the maintenance of railway tracks.
The continuous use of the rail tracks by iron ore companies in the northwest of Western Australia, and the long distance of railway tracks from the mine site to the loading ports, generate substantial wear and tear on the tracks that regular maintenance work is necessary.
In the case of the replenishment the blue metal rocks on hundreds of kilometres of rail track is carried out by the wagons, which travel on the rail tracks to empty their blue metal load from either side of the wagon.
This method is by way of telescopic large bore 820mm cylinders which provide the lifting force to tip and empty the load of blue metal from each wagon. Afkos Industries redesigned and upgraded the lifting capacity of the larger fully loaded ore cars.