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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…

Harder, Tougher, Longer Jaw Liners

| Terry Fitzgerald |
Working in conjunction with one of our dealers, Foothills Steel Foundry successfully made significant improvements to a clients’ Komatsu BR380 jaw crusher, which was processing oversize rock from an underground gold mine. Komatsu BR380 HD Jaw – Solidworks Design The wear life of their original jaw liners was only in the 90…

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…

Alex Fraser – Queensland Recycling

| Terry Fitzgerald |
Alex Fraser provides recycled road base and aggregates for civil construction and infrastructure projects. Since 1985 they have been operating five state-of-the art production facilities, which have recycled over 35 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste into usable quality construction products. With the volumes they handle, the wear on the equipment is significant. In 2008, Queen…

Hy-Tec Northern NSW

| Terry Fitzgerald |
When you’ve got tonnes of greywacke to crush, you need a crushing setup that is fit for the job. Greywacke is hard and abrasive, making it pretty tough to reduce down. Hy-Tec Quarry has all the right equipment, but the right equipment isn’t the only thing they need; they need the right liners to be able to break down the material, that’s where Foothills Steel Foundry come in. Since 2010 HyTec h…

J.R. Crusher and Screen Services

| Terry Fitzgerald |
Owner and Operator of JR Crusher & Screen Services John Rauzan spoke to us about why he continues to choose Foothills Steel Foundry over any other wear part supplier in Australia.  “It’s the relationship that Terry maintains with me, combined with a fair price and a great product that keeps me coming back” With over 30 years of experience in the crusher maintenance field, John knows his wea…

Quarry Plant Solutions

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 …

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…