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Powering sustainable progress with TECO

As global demand for raw materials continues to rise, mining operations in Australia and New Zealand are presented with the opportunity to enhance productivity while embracing cutting-edge environmental and safety standards.

This dynamic landscape calls for reliable, efficient, and innovative solutions that can thrive in the industry’s most demanding conditions.

TECO Australia and New Zealand is here to lead the way, offering exceptional products and services that ensure mining operations not only meet but exceed these challenges.

TECO provides an extensive range of high-quality, low and medium voltage motors, ranging from fractional kilowatts (kW) to 22,000 kW.

These motors, such as the TECO MAXe3 Mining motors, are engineered for exceptionally high efficiency, optimising energy utilisation and resulting in significant energy and maintenance savings throughout their lifespan.

The TECO MAXe3 Mining motor is specifically designed to endure the harshest mining environments. With a precision cast iron construction, Class H insulation rated at 180°C, and an IP66 protection rating, this motor guarantees reliable performance even in extreme conditions.

The totally enclosed fan-cooled design and robust build ensure means it can withstand high ambient temperatures and prevent the ingress of dust and water, thereby, extending its operational life.

The TECO MAXe3 Mining motor also boasts a typical temperature rise less than Class E (≤75°C), with a  1.2 service factor at 40°C ambient, making it highly efficient and durable. This motor is engineered to optimise energy utilization, providing significant savings throughout its lifespan and ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. Operational efficiency is crucial in the mining industry with savings being enjoyed for the rest of its life.

The TECO MAXe3 Premium Severe Duty motors are also designed with robust cast iron construction, Class F insulation, and IP66 protection, ensuring that they can operate reliably even in the harshest conditions. This durability translates to reduced downtime and maintenance, thus enhancing overall productivity.

All TECO MAXe3 motors feature the patented TECO grease relief system, motors are greased  whilst in operation  and the flow through design means as soon as clean grease is observed in the discharge chute, the unit is fully greased and can be left in operation until the next greasing schedule is due.

Furthermore, TECO’s innovative solutions, such as the TECO Pro 3200 Portable Motor Monitoring system, provide advanced diagnostics and real-time monitoring of motor health. This allows for proactive maintenance, reducing the risk of unexpected failures and extending the lifespan of equipment. Automation solutions also streamline operations, improving efficiency and productivity.

TECO Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) are another cornerstone of TECO’s commitment to enhancing operational efficiency. These drives are designed to provide precise control over motor speeds, significantly reducing energy consumption and operational costs.

The VSDs, such as the TECO A510s Advanced Current Vector Control Drive, offer seven control modes integrated into one drive, 200 per cent at 0.5 hertz (Hz) starting torque, and built-in Modbus RTU via RJ45 port, ensuring superior performance and flexibility.

The TECO F510 Fan and Pump Drive includes features like advanced network functions for building automation, automatic energy-saving function, and ultra-low motor noise using soft PWM technology. These drives ensure smooth, controlled starts and stops, reducing wear and tear on equipment and enhancing overall efficiency.

Safety is another critical concern in the mining industry. Equipment must not only be reliable but also meet stringent safety standards to protect workers and ensure compliance with regulations.

TECO places a strong emphasis on safety in its product design. The TECO MAX-Ex IE3 Flameproof motors, for example, hold dual certifications (IEC Ex and ATEX) and are designed for hazardous environments, ensuring the utmost safety for mining operations.

These motors meet rigorous safety standards, providing peace of mind and ensuring compliance with industry regulations.  TECO manufacture these motors and also hold local certification to upgrade MAXe3 motors to IEC Ex standards, which equates to  short lead times for any item not already in stock.

TECO’s commitment to technological advancement and sustainable practices positions the company as a key partner in the mining industry. By providing solutions that enhance energy efficiency, operational reliability, and safety, TECO Australia and New Zealand supports the industry’s push towards sustainable and cost-effective mining practices.

Its solutions are not only designed to meet the current demands of the mining sector but are also adaptable to future challenges, ensuring that mining operations can continue to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.

With TECO, you can trust in industry-leading performance, reliability, and a commitment to sustainable practices.

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