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Manganese – Is More Better?

| Terry Fitzgerald | | Comments Off on Technology and Experience makes Foothills the leaders in their field
Crusher wear parts are predominantly sold by their metal specification, but what does this mean? These are wear parts, so let’s start there, what  is wear?  Wear can be defined as a progressive loss of material from a surface.  In rock crushing, wear comes mostly from impact and abrasion.  Impact wear is the repetitive exposure to dynamic contact from a solid body and abrasion wear is due to ha…

Canadian jaw supplier gets its teeth into the Australian market

| Terry Fitzgerald |
Foothills Steel Foundry is a family-owned and -run company based in Calgary, Canada. Foothills has decades of experience, specialising in the manufacture of wear-resistant manganese and alloy steels, and an extensive catalogue of jaw, gyratory and cone crusher wear parts. Being the manufacturer, Foothills has a unique opportunity to work with crushing outfits to tailor wear parts requirements t…

The steps it took to make Foothills Steel Foundry the industry leaders

| Terry Fitzgerald |
The history of Foothills Steel Foundry It started in 1913 when FL Irving started Riverside Iron Works to supply a Canadian Pacific railway contract. Riverside developed into a Calgary steel foundry and machine shop. In 1930 the depression had hit, things were getting tough the world over, and FL Irving sold his business to…

Extending Wear Life

| Angie |
Finding a solution to wear problems is what we do best. Often our clients come to us with a specific wear problem, which essentially means that their liners they are using on their jaw’s and cones are not performing as expected. Foothills manufacture longer lasting wear parts specific to the crusher being used. One of the first steps to take place is establishing what the issue actually is.  T…

Technology and Experience makes Foothills the leaders in their field

| Angie |
Foothills Steel Foundry has the capability to measure, design  and cast anything steel, and it is liberating. When Faro™ created the FaroArm way back in the mid 80’s, I wonder whether these two biomedical engineers realised what an impact their lab creations would have on the industrial world today.  Originally the two “techno-junkies” set out to develop technology and software to support advan…