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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.