Developing Skills And Solutions

By operating the largest fleet of mobile conveying equipment in Australia, MCS is able to supply single machines or combinations of machines to best match any application.

This experience means that MCS can provide practical advice to customers on the best equipment to undertake a particular project, or to purchase for an ongoing application.

Among the solutions implemented by MCS are:

Shiploading

Shiploading

Teaming truck unloaders, telescopic stacker conveyors and transfer conveyors as required to transfer bulk commodities direct from truck to ship from a General Purpose wharf.

Developing hydraulic ramps for the Superior truck unloader for easier set-up on a hard surface.

Developing cascading chutes for reduced velocity discharge into a ship hold, and reduced segregation.

Loading rock

Loading rock

Development of a vibratory pan feeder for use with a transfer conveyor and tracked conveyor in loading a barge with armour rock.

Backfilling over geotextile

Backfilling over geotextile

Using a slewing telescopic conveyor means that a large area can be covered working from a single location, with the feed hopper being replenished by an excavator or loader drawing from a nearby stockpile. There is no need for machinery to travel over the geotextile, risking the integrity of the geotextile itself and the seams. Applications have included sediment ponds and tailing dams.

Filling gabions

Filling gabions

MCS has used a telescopic conveyor to fill gabions. This proved more productive, and had less spillage, compared to using an excavator or wheel loader to fill the gabions directly. It also provided flexibility in the location of the gabion rock stockpile, and reduced congestion on a difficult site.

Cover breakdowns of fixed equipment

Cover breakdowns of fixed equipment

Stockpile Reclaimer: Dozer traps loaded a train loading belt when a stockpile reclaimer broke down, and achieved similar load times. In some applications they are an alternative to reclaimers, or could be based in a region to cover breakdowns throughout the region.

Ship Loader: Telescopic radial stackers have been used to cover loss of fixed ship loaders through breakdown or accident. They can often be integrated with existing conveyor infrastructure.

Transferring material between levels

Transferring material between levels

Working from street level, a Telebelt can accept soil, sand, landscaping materials or crusher dust from a tipper and:

  • transfer it up to mezzanine level
  • transfer it down to basement level.

The tippers can be turned around quickly and safely, often without entering the site.

Removing spoil from basement excavations

Removing spoil from basement excavations

The benefits of using a Telebelt to withdraw spoil from a basement excavation and place it in a tipper at street level include:

  • faster turnaround as the tipper does not enter the site
  • no need for a wheel wash
  • no need to maintain a ramp (excavator can be lifted out).

Backfilling behind retaining walls

Backfilling behind retaining walls

A Telebelt is ideal for filling behind retaining walls. It can fill from either side of the wall, depending on where the best access for a tipper is. It is safer than having a wheel loader working close to a void, and is more productive.

A Telebelt is also idea for backfilling around underground tanks and other structures, as it can set up away from the void and can often backfill the complete void from a single position.

Placing concrete for a paver, slipformer or laser screed

Placing concrete for a paver, slipformer or laser screed

A Telebelt is ideal for placing concrete ahead of a laser screed, whether the job is indoors or outside. The productivity means that two and sometimes three agitators can be kept busy at a time.

Telebelts have also been used for placing concrete ahead of concrete pavers on jobs such as airport aprons, and for placing concrete into the hopper of kerb and barrier slipformers.

The complete picture

The complete picture

Where additional equipment such as hoppers and chutes are required, MCS can design and fabricate these in its own workshop to match the job requirements and equipment used.

MCS can also provide operator training and consult on project solutions.