Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:42

Engineering is the Name of the Game

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At Southwest we do not create bucket and bowl designs that fits existing OEM mining machines, we focus on and take responsibility for these attachment designs as an integral part of an entire system. 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:41

Rigging Design Requirements

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Summary of Major Rigging Issues

1.       Insufficient degrees of freedom (DOF) - causing undue wear between components and specifically pins and bushings.  This is sometimes because of the lack of knowledge but also because of innovations to improve rigging.  A major push to reduce rigging parts count almost always results in loss of DOF.

Saturday, 10 September 2016 13:18

GRAVICO LIGHTWEIGHT BODIES FOR NAMIBIAN MINE

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Vereeniging, South Africa based engineering company Gravico has delivered the first of 12 lightweight bodies for Komatsu 785-5 mining trucks to a mining contractor working at a mine in Namibia.

Monday, 19 May 2014 13:08

Gravico brand launched

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DCD Venco – a specialist in the fabrication, manufacture and refurbishment of medium to heavy-duty mechanical components – has been formally named as the African manufacturing partner for the Southwest Group's new range of 'Gravico' aftermarket attachments for surface mining equipment.

Boasting a substantial design portfolio of mining attachments and machine structures from Southwest, Gravico is now also home to some of DCD’s most experienced project engineers and skilled staff – as well as a range of specialised machining and fabrication facilities.

Friday, 09 September 2016 12:59

DCD and Southwest make Gravico a standalone business

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Following three years of successful collaboration on Gravico mining aftermarket products, partners DCD Group and Southwest Group have consolidated the venture into a standalone business incorporating assets from both stakeholders.

Monday, 17 July 2017 12:55

Gravico’s strategy for the New Economy

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As part of its strategic consolidation in response to ongoing changes in South Africa’s heavy engineering industry, the DCD Group is consolidating aspects of its manufacturing capacity and expertise into its Gravico Heavy Engineering joint venture.

Monday, 17 July 2017 06:23

Development of a Mining Component Portfolio

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Monday, 17 July 2017 06:22

Design and Manufacture Dump Truck Axle Boxes

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