QPS Engineering is a locally owned and operated business which has prospered within Queensland. They are committed to providing experienced and fully resourced maintenance personnel to quarries, as well as design and engineering, relocations and installs, construction projects, maintenance, 24 hour services, metal fabrication, upgrades, bucket repairs and abrasive blast and protective coatings for a wide spectrum of industries.
We had a client with a cracked flywheel and so instead of importing a cast iron OEM part from Ireland, we decided to have a new part reverse engineered for us by Foothills in Australia. It’s a decision we’ll never regret says Andy Hill from Quarry Plant Solutions.
The new flywheel is made from superior quality alloys as opposed to cast iron. Our expectation is that the part will last for the lifetime of the machine; this is a 75% improvement on the OEM part we were also considering.
When asked about the process and working with the team at Foothills, Andy said that Terry was great, he even helped us to develop a solution for a small crusher we had manufactured for a client. Foothills created jaw plate drawings in Solidworks CAD for the replacement liners.
The flywheel that Foothills developed for us using their Faro Arm technology is stronger and more resistant to cracking and was competitive on price, but will outlast the OEM part – you cannot ask for more than that.
Even though the process was started over the Christmas period, we still managed to get the product when we needed it. Terry pulled out all the stops to make it as fast as possible – given the time of year.
We would definitely use foothills again and would definitely recommend them and already have.
Quarry Plant Solutions