Lincom Group’s unwavering commitment to safety guarding

A Powerscreen H6203R getting ‘site ready’ at Lincom’s Brisbane headquarters.

Lincom Group goes above and beyond to equip its mobile plants with the necessary guarding so others can benefit from this serious attentiveness. Australian Mining reports.

Crushers and screeners imported from the UK often meet their local standards pertaining to guarding. However, some of the world’s most stringent mobile plant guarding requirements today are demanded by Australia.

Guarding helps prevent contact with areas of the machines that potentially cause human injury. It also provides protection against falling debris while the machine is undergoing normal operation and maintenance.

By complying to the relevant guarding standards, a machine is secured so certain parts cannot be manipulated. The machine can also easily operate without interfering with its productivity or efficiency.

Some years ago, material processing equipment manufacturer Lincom Group made a decision to set its standards to meet the more stringent and relevant Australian Standard requirements.

For example, Lincom’s mobile crushing and screening equipment is fitted with custom safety guards, lanyards and fire extinguishers which meet or exceed all Australian Standards.

Before going out to site, each unit is given full guarding on all external conveyors, extra e-stop lanyards on each side of every external conveyor and two fire extinguishers fitted to the chassis.

Lincom also trades in older machines, as on many occasions these units do not have sufficient guarding fitted. Such cases of inappropriate guarding will be rectified before machines are resold to customers. This ensures Lincom continues to prioritise on workers’ safety, and for plants to properly function in mine sites.

Mining operations can benefit from Lincom’s Powerscreen H6203R, which features a horizontal screen that is ideal for handling high volumes of sticky materials.

The Powerscreen also meets the exact fine sizing demanded in many construction contracts. In addition, it offers an excellent capacity output of up to 800 tonnes per hour.

The Powerscreen H range products are especially effective for jaw crusher or scalping after a primary impact, with special ability in screening out specific small sizes. Its proven performance is facilitated by the adjustable elliptical throw, which combines linear and circular amplitude to produce an aggressive screening action.

The Powerscreen is suited to applications such as natural and crushed aggregate, coal, iron ore, recycled concrete and asphalt.

It also features high capacity variable speed belt feeder, oil bath screenbox bearing lubrication, screen walkway and access ladder, engine protection shutdown system and hydraulic folding stockpiling conveyors.

Importantly, Lincom’s range of screens, crushers and equipment for mines and quarries reflect the company’s focus on safety and efficiency of production.

Among the codes of practices its products meet include those set by the New South Wales Resources Regulator (MDG 15 – guideline for mobile and transportable equipment for use in mines); Workplace Health and Safety (WHS Regulation 2017); Standards Australia (AS 5062 – fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment); and International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO 2867:2011 – earth-moving machinery access systems).

Further, these codes of practices assist with risk assessment of machines during commissioning. Lincom’s highly trained service engineers will also provide training on the products’ safety features and safe operational requirements to maximise return on investment.

The team at Lincom has the skills, expertise, experience and capability of resources to get plant equipment site ready for the mining industry.

This article appears in the February 2019 edition of Australian Mining.

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