Bradken manufactures and supplies a range of cast and fabricated products and services for industries that include mining, freight rail, steel making, smelting, transport, cement, oil and gas, power generation, sugar.
Mobile plant mining consumables
The mobile plant division designs, manufactures and supplies consumable wear and other engineered products for mining mobile plant, rail and industrial customers.
Products include ground engaging tools (GET), rigging and buckets for dragline, front-end loader, face shovel equipment, crawler system products for hydraulic mining excavators and electric rope shovels.
The company also manufactures industrial cast products for general industry and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and freight rolling stock products and services such as freight wagons and bogies, as well as associated spare and renewed parts and maintenance.
Fixed plant mining consumables
The mining fixed plant division brings a full range of Bradken’s advanced engineering capabilities to its customers’ processing plants. Products include grinding mills and crushing and conveying equipment, predominantly for the hard rock mining industry.
Other products include wear liners and piping, and associated fabrications utilising a wide variety of proprietary materials for both material storage and bulk handling operations. In addition, the division assists mines and ports in managing their assets and off-site repairs.
The division provides design and manufacture services, as well as after-market support and optimisation, in its mining operations across five continents.
Engineered cast castings
The engineered products division is a North American-based manufacturer of large, highly engineered steel castings and consumables for the mining, resource, transportation, structural, energy and military industries.
The division produces castings such as truck and structural components, as well as specialised castings such as structural nodes used in building construction.
The division manufactures offshore oil and gas platform components, pumps, valves, turbines and gas compressors for the global energy and power generation markets, in addition to US Government and an array of industrial OEMs.
Design and engineering services for mine sites
Bradken has an innovative and experienced team of designers and engineers who are able to customise products to suit specific mine sites of clients.
The company’s engineers are based close to key mining regions, providing support to customers. Its skilled product development teams ensure the design and delivery of products and services, offering significant advantages to customers.
Bradken’s reputation for producing high-quality, cost-effective and innovative products results from understanding customers’ operating conditions and providing superior performance. The company focuses on how products work on-site, the specific applications they are used, and the environments they are used to deliver optimal production and maintenance.
Bradken’s engineering and design capabilities include:
- 3D computer-aided design (CAD) design, printing product design, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) / computerised numerical control (CNC) patternmaking
- Computer-aided engineering (CAE)
- Casting simulation software
- Discrete element method (DEM) modelling analysis
- Dynamic simulation analysis
- Instrumentation and data acquisition
- Finite element analysis (FEA)
- Competitive manufacturing
- Linear wear monitoring and reporting
- 3D laser scanning technology / analysis / reporting
- Maintenance, service and refurbishment
- Manufacturing process technology
- Metallurgical services
- Robotic manufacturing
- Virtual prototyping
Global mining manufacturing and distribution capabilities
With warehouses located globally, Bradken has the infrastructure to maintain mine site efficiency.
The company’s distribution network ensures that parts can be transported to clients in a timely manner. With more than 90 years’ experience in the foundry business, Bradken provides a suitable solution for specific site requirements.
Bradken employs more than 3,000 people in 20 manufacturing facilities, and 38 sales and service centres across Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, South America, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa, and China.