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If you need professional engineering solutions at reasonable rates, trust none other than the team at H.E.M.E. You can also read our blogs below to learn more about what we can offer!

Conveyor Pulley Fabrication for Australian Mines

There are many conveyor pulley fabrication options available for mining sites, including hot vulcanised pulley lagging and cold bond lagging.


For decades, the skilled team at H.E.M.E in Emerald, QLD has been assisting some of the largest mining companies in Australia with their machining and fabrication needs.

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What is NDT Testing?

Here at H.E.M.E in Emerald, one of the key services we provide is NDT testing. To help you form a clearer understanding of NDT testing, particularly what it means within the civil engineering sector, our experienced team has put together a comprehensive guide below.

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Hot Vulcanising V.S. Cold Bonding

Here at H.E.M.E in Emerald, we are proud to be one of the only companies offering hot vulcanising outside of the Brisbane region.

We have compiled an explanation of both rubber lagging techniques to help you better understand which may best suit your requirements.

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QDS implements in mining

Here at H.E.M.E. in Emerald, we understand the crucial role that quick detach systems play in the mining industry. Below, our team of experts has put together a quick refresher explaining QDS is and their importance within the mining industry.

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  • precision machining in emerald queensland
    Wed/07/2024 0 Comments
    Sustainability in Precision Machining: Eco-friendly Practices and Innovations

    Precision machining is one of the most advanced forms of fabrication. It includes a number of techniques such as cutting, milling, turning, grinding and more, each performed at the highest levels using advanced technologies. Precision fabrication plays a key role in the automotive, aerospace and medical industries. As the global community moves towards a more sustainable future, the field of metal machining has done its part in developing eco-friendly practices. In this article, H.E.M.E explores how sustainability is achieved in metal machining. 

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  • structural fabrication queensland
    Wed/06/2024 0 Comments
    The Role of Structural Fabrication in Queensland’s Growing Infrastructure

    Structural steel fabrication is an umbrella term for a number of processes that aim to bend, cut and reshape steel to suit the precise requirements of architects and contractors in Queensland. When combined with innovations such as CNC cutting and 3D modeling, structural fabrication becomes an exact science, allowing professionals to build complex structures using prefabricated components with relative ease. In this article, H.E.M.E explores the pivotal role that heavy metal fabrication plays in infrastructure development.


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  • Conveyor Pulley Material on Performance and Durability
    Wed/06/2024 0 Comments
    The Impact of Conveyor Pulley Material on Performance and Durability

    High-quality conveyor pulley systems are one of the most important parts of a successful mining site. These units are the backbone of mining operations and require precision engineering to withstand the wear and tear that is to be expected on any Australian mining site. Even though these products are made to withstand industrial conditions, their performance and durability is dependent on the material used to coat them. In this article, H.E.M.E explores some common types of conveyor pulleys. 

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  • metal machining in emerald queensland
    Wed/05/2024 0 Comments
    Quality Engineering Solutions: What Is Metal Machining?

    Metal machining is a specialised field of fabrication that includes all techniques that remove and shape metal materials for specific uses. This process is commonly used in the manufacture of equipment parts, infrastructural components and other aspects of industrial work. In this article, H.E.M.E covers the various methods of metal machining seen in Australia such as turning, drilling and milling. 

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  • agricultural solutions in emerald queensland
    Wed/05/2024 0 Comments
    Discover Our Quality Agricultural Solutions in Emerald, QLD

    Inspired by Queensland’s rich and diverse history of agriculture and farming, H.E.M.E has proudly supported farming professionals with comprehensive engineering services such as precision machining, equipment repair, routine maintenance and more. With our team by your side, you can rest assured that efficient and personalised services for agricultural machinery in Emerald are just a phone call away!

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  • The Role of a Conveyor Pulley in Seamless Material Handling in Queensland
    Thu/05/2024 0 Comments
    The Role of a Conveyor Pulley in Seamless Material Handling in Queensland

    A conveyor pulley is a specialised rotating device designed to support and guide conveyor belts. This plays an essential role in the efficient operation of material handling systems. H.E.M.E specialise in conveyor overhaul and structural fabrication services to enable the seamless transportation of goods and materials. Below, we take a closer look at the importance of conveyor pulleys for various industries in Queensland.

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  • Wed/05/2024 0 Comments
    The Benefits of Metal Fabrication: Enhancing Engineering Solutions in Queensland

    When it comes to engineering equipment, one size rarely fits all. That’s why custom metal fabrication is such an invaluable tool for projects, whether agricultural, civil or mining. H.E.M.E. specialises in design, fabrication, machining and manufacturing services for businesses across a range of sectors in Queensland. Below, we look at the benefits of custom metal fabrication for enhancing engineering solutions. 

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  • Tue/04/2024 0 Comments
    Precision Machining and Its Influence on Queensland's Agricultural Industries

    Agricultural machinery and farming technology has rapidly evolved over the past few years, driving new efficiencies in the way we can grow and manage crops as well as livestock. As experts in precision machining in Queensland, H.E.M.E. plays an important role in helping local agricultural industries increase yields and reduce costs for farmers.

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  • Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs in Queensland: Signs Your Equipment Needs Attention
    Mon/04/2024 0 Comments
    Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs in Queensland: Signs Your Equipment Needs Attention

    Hydraulic cylinders play a vital role in a range of sectors, from engineering to agriculture, manufacturing and civil construction. They are essential components in specialised precision machinery as well as common heavy machinery such as excavators, loaders and backhoes.

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  • Tue/03/2024 0 Comments
    How to Choose the Right Engineering Equipment for Your Project in Queensland

    When it comes to streamlining major projects, having the right tools for the task goes a long way. Since 1997, H.E.M.E. has provided quality engineering equipment and precision machining in Queensland, with rapid turnaround times and custom designs specified to suit your specific requirements. Below, we outline some key considerations for choosing equipment to ensure maximum productivity and long-term value.

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  • The Importance of Quality Agricultural Solutions in Queensland
    Mon/03/2024 0 Comments
    The Importance of Quality Agricultural Solutions in Queensland

    Australia’s agricultural industry depends on metal fabrication and agricultural machinery services in order to keep their operations running smoothly. H.E.M.E. has provided quality agricultural solutions in Queensland since 1997, assisting across design, fabrication, machining and manufacturing.

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    Mon/02/2024 0 Comments
    The Power of CNC Machining in Queensland Agriculture

    The Queensland Agricultural Industry has come a long way from traditional labour to cutting-edge technologies. Agricultural machinery has become highly efficient, with one such technological marvel revolutionising the agricultural landscape. CNC Machining is precise, efficient and adaptable, transforming the way we approach farming, making it more sustainable and productive. Precision Machining is a crucial component to the future of technologically advanced agriculture solutions. 

    The Role of CNC Machining in Agriculture

    CNC machining is maintaining the growth of the agricultural industry. CNC machining currently has a pivotal role in the farming industry in creating precise, adaptable solutions. It aids in precision farming by customising components of agricultural machinery. With the creation of precision machinery, equipment can be tailored to specific needs and functions, maximising efficiency and reducing waste. Farmers are able to invest in equipment that meets the needs of their operations. CNC machining also has the ability to maximise agriculture solutions with crop monitoring and smart irrigation systems. Further aiding in crop yields and reduced wastage, are smart irrigation systems created with precision-engineered valves, sensors and control systems enabling farmers to optimise water usage. Precision machining contributes to both the physical and digital transformation of agricultural machinery, generating valuable data. From predicting crop yields to optimising planting patterns, data-driven insights are reshaping the agricultural landscape. 

    Agriculture Solutions with H.E.M.E

    H.E.M.E is heading the technology that optimises agriculture solutions. With a wealth of industry experience and cutting-edge technological developments, we endeavour to provide the most efficient engineering solutions for your agricultural operations. The integration of CNC machining within the agricultural sector represents a transformative leap forward for productivity but also for sustainable outcomes. From precision machining to data-driven decision making, the marriage of CNC machining and agriculture holds the key to addressing the challenges in food production and environmental sustainability. 

    Unlock the transformative Power of CNC Machining for Agriculture, talk to an expert at H.E.M.E today.

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  • Conveyor Pulley Fabrication
    Sun/02/2024 0 Comments
    Conveyor Pulley Fabrication for Queensland Mining Operations

    In the intricate web of mining operations, conveyor systems play a pivotal role in transporting bulk materials efficiently. At the heart of these systems lie conveyor pulleys, often overlooked but indispensable components that warrant careful attention. This comprehensive guide delves into the intricacies of conveyor pulley fabrication and maintenance, shedding light on the critical role they play in ensuring seamless material flow in mining operations and metal fabrication.

    Understanding the Conveyor Pulley

    A conveyor pulley serves as the driving force behind the movement of bulk materials in mining operations. These pulleys are responsible for facilitating the continuous and smooth operation of conveyor belts, ensuring the efficient transfer of minerals, ores and other materials from one point to another. As such, the conveyor pulley fabrication and maintenance are vital aspects of mining logistics. 

    Conveyor Pulley Fabrication

    The fabrication process begins with the careful selection of materials. Conveyor pulleys are typically constructed from durable materials such as steel or composite materials, chosen for their strength, wear resistance, and ability to withstand the harsh conditions of mining environments. Precision machining is crucial to ensure the proper balance and alignment of conveyor pulleys. Precision machining and metal fabrication techniques, such as computer numerical control (CNC) machining, are employed to achieve the exact specifications required for optimal performance. To enhance resistance to wear, corrosion and abrasion, conveyor pulleys undergo coating and surface treatments. Protective coatings, such as ceramic or rubber linings, are applied to minimise the impact of abrasive materials and extend the pulley's lifespan.

    Convey Pulley Fabrication: Maintenance

    Routine inspection is essential to identify signs of wear, misalignment, or damage. Regular visual checks and systematic inspections can help detect issues before they escalate, preventing unexpected breakdowns. Proper lubrication is critical for the smooth operation of a conveyor pulley. Lubricants reduce friction, minimising wear and extending the life of bearings and other moving parts. Regularly scheduled lubrication routines should be established and adhered to. Misalignment and improper tensioning can lead to premature wear and tear. Regularly check and correct any misalignments, ensuring that the pulleys are properly tensioned to maintain optimal belt performance. Mining environments can be harsh, leading to the accumulation of debris and material residues on a conveyor pulley. Regular cleaning helps prevent material buildup, reducing the risk of pulley slippage and ensuring consistent performance.

    See what Conveyor Pulley Fabrication and Maintenance can do for you, Contact H.E.M.E today

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  • Metal Fabrication
    Sun/01/2024 0 Comments
    Metal Fabrication Queensland: Shaping Agricultural Solutions

    In the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture, technology plays a crucial role in enhancing efficiency, productivity and sustainability. One of the unsung heroes behind these advancements is metal fabrication. From the humble tractor to sophisticated irrigation systems, metal fabrication has become the backbone of modern agricultural solutions. 

    The Evolution of Heavy Metal Fabrication in Agriculture

    Heavy metal fabrication has significantly transformed the face of agricultural machinery. Traditional hand tools have given way to powerful, precision-engineered equipment made possible by advancements in metal fabrication techniques. Tractors, plows, harvesters and other essential farming machinery are now crafted with precision and durability, ensuring they can withstand the rigours of modern farming practices. Using metal machining technology enables farmers to monitor and manage their fields with unprecedented accuracy, leading to improved resource utilisation and reduced environmental impact.

    What is Heavy Metal Fabrication Used For?

    Effective water management is critical in agriculture, and metal fabrication has played a vital role in the development of advanced irrigation systems. From pipes and pumps to automated sprinkler systems, metal machining ensures the creation of robust and corrosion-resistant components that can withstand the challenges of delivering water to crops efficiently. These systems not only conserve water but also contribute to sustainable farming practices. Metal fabrication is also used for crop harvesting. Harvesting crops efficiently is a key aspect of modern agriculture, and metal fabrication has led to the development of advanced harvesting equipment. Combine harvesters, designed with precision-cut metal components, allow farmers to efficiently harvest and process crops on a large scale. These agricultural solutions not only save time and labour but also contribute to minimising post-harvest losses.

    The Future of Heavy Metal Fabrication

    Metal fabrication has become a silent force driving the modernisation of agriculture. From machinery to infrastructure, it forms the backbone of the tools that enable farmers to meet the demands of a growing global population. As the industry continues to innovate, striking a balance between technological progress and environmental sustainability will be key to ensuring a prosperous and resilient future for agriculture. Metal fabrication is not just about shaping physical components; it is about creating efficient agricultural solutions. 

    The agricultural industry thrives from efficient engineering solutions, contact H.E.M.E for expert metal fabrication services.

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  • Heavy Metal Fabrication
    Mon/01/2024 0 Comments
    Heavy Metal Fabrication Solutions in Central Highlands

    In the dynamic world of engineering, the backbone of many groundbreaking solutions lies within the use of heavy metal fabrication. The process, which involves the shaping and manipulation of metal into various forms, has a profound impact on the development and functionality of engineering solutions. From underground equipment to buckets for machinery, heavy metal fabrication plays a pivotal role in shaping the modern world.

    Metal Fabrication and its Diversity

    Heavy metal fabrication plays a significant role across several industries, from construction engineering through to the energy sector. The durability and strength of metals make them ideal materials for construction and manufacturing, helping to conveyors, mobile plant implements and other infrastructure, as well as creating machinery vital for industrial processes. The ability to customise metal components allows engineers to design and build machinery tailored to specific industrial needs leading to increased productivity and efficiency. The mining and agriculture sectors benefit greatly from heavy metal fabrication. With metal machining, the agricultural industry is able to construct vehicles that are instrumental in farming. The mining sector can manufacture lightweight and durable components for fuel efficiency and safety. Within the energy sector, metal fabrication is integral to sustainable energy solutions. The engineering solutions that heavy metal fabrication provides span from the construction of wind turbines to the fabrication of gas and oil pipelines. The precision of metal machining allows for the reliability and longevity of the energy sector’s infrastructure.

    Engineering Solutions with H.E.M.E

    H.E.M.E are industry leaders when it comes to heavy metal fabrication. Our comprehensive experience delivers cutting-edge engineering solutions for the commercial sector across Queensland. Heavy Metal Fabrication is the driving force behind modern engineering solutions. Its impact spans across several industries creating structures, machinery and technology that defines the modern world. As technology advances, the role of heavy metal fabrication will likely continue to expand. H.E.M.E is dedicated to providing the highest quality of precision machining for our clients, ensuring a range of engineering solutions.

    Discover the most efficient solutions with H.E.M.E Heavy Metal Fabrication, talk to us today.

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  • Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs
    Sun/01/2024 0 Comments
    Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs Queensland: Maximise Efficiency

    In the realm of heavy machinery and industrial equipment, hydraulic systems play a pivotal role in ensuring seamless operation and efficient performance. Hydraulic cylinders are essential components that convert fluid power into mechanical force, driving a wide array of machinery ranging from construction equipment to heavy metal fabrication. To maximise the longevity and performance of these critical components, it is imperative to prioritise expert hydraulic cylinder repairs.

    Understanding Hydraulic Cylinder Design 

    Hydraulic cylinders are mechanical devices that utilise the power of hydraulic fluid to generate force in a linear motion. Hydraulic Cylinder Design is integral to the operation of various heavy-duty applications, such as excavators, bulldozers, presses and more. Over time, however, wear and tear can compromise their effectiveness, leading to decreased efficiency and potential breakdowns.

    Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs in Queensland: Ensuring Timely Repairs

    The importance of hydraulic cylinder repairs in Queensland extends across several industries. Ensuring timely repairs stops further damage, preventing minor issues from escalating into major problems. Expert hydraulic cylinder repairs extend the overall lifespan of the equipment. By addressing wear and tear promptly, operators can avoid premature failure and significantly increase the longevity of their machinery. Well-maintained hydraulic cylinders contribute to optimal equipment performance. Hydraulic cylinder repairs ensure that the cylinders operate at peak efficiency, providing the necessary force and precision required for various industrial applications.

    The Industry Benefits of Hydraulic Cylinder Design

    Our qualified professionals at H.E.M.E specialise in hydraulic cylinder repairs, with in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of these components. Our expertise allows us to accurately diagnose issues and implement precise solutions, minimising downtime. Our expert technicians use high-quality materials for repairs and replacements, ensuring that the hydraulic cylinders can withstand the rigours of heavy-duty applications. This approach not only addresses existing problems but also fortifies the cylinders against future wear. Our professional hydraulic cylinder repairs adhere to industry standards and regulations. This commitment ensures that the repaired cylinders exceed the specifications required for safe and efficient operation.

    Prioritise your equipment health and performance with Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs from H.E.M.E.

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  • Precision Machining Queensland
    Mon/12/2023 0 Comments
    Precision Machining for Efficiency in Central Highlands

    Precision Machining has emerged as a cornerstone technology that plays a vital role in shaping various industries for maximum efficiency. As advancements in manufacturing continue to accelerate, the demand for precision machining has grown exponentially. Precision Machining in Queensland has revolutionised production timelines for supply and consistent quality and contributed to the productivity of several industries.

    What is Precision Machining?

    Precision Machining in Queensland involves the use of computer numerical control (CNC) machinery to create intricate and highly accurate components of raw materials. This technology enables manufacturers to produce parts with tight tolerances and exceptional precision, ensuring consistency and reliability within the finished product. In traditional metal machining, human operation can cause a much higher margin of error, but with the utilisation of precision machining, you can automate the process and significantly reduce errors. Mining, Civil and agriculture greatly benefit from precision machining through revolutionary changes in their manufacturing processes.

    Precision Machining: Enhanced Product Quality

    The accuracy and precision achieved through precision machining have a direct impact on product quality. Components produced with precision machining and metal fabrication techniques are consistently of higher quality compared to those produced through conventional methods. This is particularly crucial in industries where the smallest deviation can lead to catastrophic consequences, such as agricultural and mining manufacturing. The reliability of precision-machined components contributes to the overall product safety and durability.

    The Versatility and Adaptability of Precision Machining Queensland

    Precision machining is not limited to specific materials or industries. It caters to a wide range of materials, from metal fabrication to plastics and can be applied across various sectors. This versatility allows industries to adapt quickly to changing demands and design specifications. H.E.M.E uses the latest cutting-edge technologies to remain industry leaders, driving results and modern solutions for our clients. Whether producing intricate components or large parts, precision machining in Queensland provides the adaptability needed to stay competitive in today's dynamic market.

    See how precision machining maximises efficiency for the agricultural industry and get in touch with H.E.M.E today.

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    Tue/10/2023 0 Comments
    Precision Machining Techniques and Tools in Queensland

    Precision machining involves removing material from a workpiece using various tools and techniques, such as cutting, drilling, milling, turning, grinding and polishing. Important for applications that require high precision, this machining technique is used in a range of industries, including aerospace and automotive as well as medical and optical. Here, the H.E.M.E. team discusses some of the techniques and tools used.

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    Tue/10/2023 0 Comments
    Hydraulic Cylinder Repair in Precision Machining, Queensland

    Hydraulic cylinders are essential components of many precision machining applications, providing the power and force to move and control the workpieces and tools in the machining process. They are, however, also subject to wear, damage and malfunction due to factors such as pressure, temperature, friction, corrosion and contamination. That’s why hydraulic cylinder repair is a crucial service in helping maximise the efficiency and longevity of your precision machining equipment. Here, H.E.M.E. in Central Highlands Queensland explains the ways in which timely repairs can benefit your operation.

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  • conveyor pulley
    Tue/10/2023 0 Comments
    Choosing the Right Conveyor Pulleys for Optimal Performance

    Conveyor pulleys are an integral component in the operation of mining sites in Australia. Selecting the right pulley can help to optimise performance on the worksite and the team at H.E.M.E has assisted a number of mining companies throughout the country with overcoming common challenges and offering lagging services for conveyor pulleys. Read on to understand how your team can select the right conveyor pulley for your workplace.

    Choosing a Pulley

    When it comes to choosing a conveyor pulley to maximise workplace performance, a number of factors come into play. Consider load requirements, environmental conditions, and the characteristics of the materials that will be placed on the pulley. With this in mind, think about the desired life and performance from the pulley and for further clarification on making the right selection, the team at H.E.M.E are here to help. With years of experience in servicing the mining industry with conveyor pulleys, you can rely on our team for expert advice.

    Hot Vulcanised and Cold Bond Lagging Options

    At H.E.M.E we offer both hot vulcanised pulley lagging and cold bond lagging. Cold bond lagging involves gluing the rubber lagging onto the pulley shell at room temperature. Alternatively, hot vulcanised lagging offers a better level of adhesion between the lagging and pulley shell using heat and pressure. While both lagging options provide appropriate solutions, you can ask the team at H.E.M.E for further clarification or assistance in understanding which lagging option might be more suitable for you.

    Pulley Services at H.E.M.E

    The team at H.E.M.E in Emerald are highly experienced in working with conveyor pulleys. We are an approved Elastotec applicator of hot vulcanised lagging and offer cold bond lagging, meaning you can reach out to our team for expert advice and information on all things pulley fabrication. Rely on the professionals to help you select the right conveyor pulley for your workplace.

    To learn more about conveyor pulley fabrication and operation, get in touch with the team at H.E.M.E today by contacting us online or calling us on 07 4982 3001.

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  • metal fabrication
    Tue/10/2023 0 Comments
    Custom Metal Fabrication for Industrial Applications

    The team at H.E.M.E in Emerald specialise in custom metal fabrication for a range of industries. With projects completed across the mining, agricultural and civil sectors, our engineering solutions have contributed to a variety of companies in Queensland and surrounds. Our team is proud to offer competitive pricing and efficient services, with over 100 years of combined experience across a number of industries. 

    Facilities and Equipment 

    The facilities and equipment available at H.E.M.E accommodate a range of services. When it comes to heavy metal fabrication, our fully-equipped facilities include Miller Welders, CNC Profile Cutter, Bevel Head CNC Plasma Cutter, Press Brake, Guillotine and more. We have invested in the highest quality equipment to ensure that we can provide clients with industry leading metal fabrication services in an efficient and affordable manner. Our equipment is suitable for both heavy and light plate work when it comes to heavy metal fabrication. 

    Mining Industry

    The mining industry in Australia is highly profitable and its operation requires quality diesel machinery. At H.E.M.E we service some of the country’s largest mining companies, assisting with structural fabrication, precision machining and maintenance services. Our conveyor pulley fabrication and structural fabrication services allow our team to contribute to the industry through maximising efficiency and productivity in mining companies. Our custom fabrication services have been relied upon by various mining sites across the country and the successful use of our metal fabrication maintains our team as a leading provider of engineering solutions in Queensland.

    How We Can Help You

    Are you in search of a reliable team of experts with extensive experience in providing engineering solutions? The team at H.E.M.E have an abundance of knowledge when it comes to design, fabrication, metal machining and low-cost manufacturing in mining, agricultural and civil industries. Reach out to our team today to learn about our custom metal fabrication and past projects with a range of Australian companies. 

    For custom metal machining and fabrication services in the Bowen area, contact us online or call us on 07 4982 3001.

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    Tue/10/2023 0 Comments
    Choosing Repair vs. Replacement for Hydraulic Cylinders

    Hydraulic cylinders are a vital component in the industrial industry, used to convert pressurised fluid into linear motion and force. To keep these in working order, regular maintenance and repair is required, but at what stage should they be replaced? Our team in Emerald is a leader in of hydraulic cylinder repair in Queensland and across Australia, contributing to the efficiency of earth moving equipment. 


    To keep hydraulic cylinders in machinery working optimally, it's integral to invest in regular maintenance. Recognising potential problems before they arise will save you money further down the track as well as prevent such problems becoming severe. Repairing leaks, unusual noises and slow operation of cylinders can be conducted by a professional. The team at H.E.M.E possesses the expertise to conduct inspection and hydraulic cylinder repairs, by diagnosing and fixing problems, saving you time and money. 


    Although maintenance and repairs are recommended for the best operation of hydraulic cylinders, sometimes replacement is the most suitable choice. Depending on the severity and location of the damage, it can be more reasonable to replace the entire cylinder. Such causes can include leakage, rod damage and barrel damage. At H.E.M.E we can assist you if you need hydraulic cylinder repairs or replacement, reducing further wear and getting your machinery back to its optimal performance sooner. 

    H.E.M.E and Hydraulic Cylinders

    Proper maintenance and repairs are essential for optimising the performance of hydraulic cylinders in machinery. At H.E.M.E, we ensure that minor problems are identified to prevent further issues arising and relying on the professionals will ensure that the service is completed to the highest level of accuracy and quality. Rather than waiting for your hydraulic cylinders to wear out or show signs of failure, get in touch with the team at H.E.M.E for an important maintenance check and catch any issues before they escalate. Book yourself in for a hydraulic cylinder repair in Queensland today. 

    To book a hydraulic cylinder repair in Queensland, get in touch with the team at H.E.M.E by contacting us online or calling us on 07 4982 3001.

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  • diesel fitting
    Tue/10/2023 0 Comments
    Common Challenges in Diesel Fitting and How to Overcome Them

    Mining in Australia is a billion-industry that extracts commodities from the ground, which are used in numerous other industries every day. The team at H.E.M.E support the mining industry through fabrication and repair of mining equipment, onsite lagging and investment in machinery to service shutdowns and maintenance. When it comes to the mine site, diesel fitters are an essential part of the team and this role can present many challenges which are important to overcome to continue the successful operation of a mine site.

    Expert Diesel Fitter

    A vital member in the successful operation of a mining site is a diesel fitter. These professionals are responsible for repairing and maintaining diesel engines, which are found in most vehicles on a mine site. Regular maintenance checks are required to avoid breakdowns and keep these powerful machines running day to day. When problems arise with diesel engines, an expert diesel fitter should be the first point of call for a professional service and to fit and repair any problems.


    The role of diesel fitting presents many challenges, due to its demanding and sometimes dangerous nature. Diesel fitters are faced with physical strain and discomfort due to the handling of heavy parts, reaching into small places and exposure to hot materials. Working in close proximity to diesel fuel and extreme weather conditions also pose a risk, however in a mine site that takes precautions to prioritise diesel fitter safety and reduce hazards, many of these challenges can be avoided.

    H.E.M.E. and Diesel Fitting

    The team at H.E.M.E offer world-class engineering and mining solutions in Emerald, QLD. You can rely on our expert team of professionals for quick, efficient solutions in fabrication, diesel fitting and repair requirements. We specialise in heavy metal fabrication, helping mine sites function optimally and keeping equipment well maintained. To learn more about how the team at H.E.M.E. supports the mining industry in Australia, get in touch with our team today.

    If you would like to learn more about the role of a diesel fitter or how H.E.M.E contributes to the mining industry, you can contact us online or call us today on 07 4982 3001.

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  • precision machining
    Tue/10/2023 0 Comments
    The Importance of Precision Machining in Modern Manufacturing

    Precision machining in Queensland and around Australia has transformed the agricultural industry and methods such as CNC machining and CNC milling are excellent solutions for agricultural companies. With a reduction in human error and increased productivity, the employment of computers offers a number of benefits. Read on to learn why precision machining is such an innovative method for machinery and a suitable choice for agricultural companies hiring contract manufacturers. 

    Environmental Benefit

    Believe it or not, precision machinery produces less waste than other agricultural solutions, making them a more sustainable and environmentally friendly method. As calculations are completed by computers, there is a reduction in human error, meaning time and money is saved and materials will not be wasted on mistakes. Due to this, companies can redirect their funds into other areas, as they are not losing money in unnecessary ways. 

    Safety and Productivity 

    Heavy machinery can be highly dangerous, causing injury and death every year. Utilising precision machining in agricultural companies promotes employee safety and reduces the risk of hazards. With computer controlled and operated techniques, employees are far safer, promoting productivity and morale. Rather than risk personal safety, workers can control these processes remotely and still achieve accurate results. The team at H.E.M.E deliver a range of agricultural solutions and our maintenance and refurbishment services help to promote safety and productivity with your precision machinery. 


    Precision machining is an important tool in the industry due to its adaptability across multiple industries. Due to its versatility, the machining equipment will never become obsolete and is an excellent investment to increase efficiency and accuracy in the agricultural industry. Furthermore, precision machinery can be used to manufacture a range of parts and components, meaning it is not limited to one type of engineering component. Utilising precision machining in the workplace is a modern farming method, and adaptation by agricultural companies can help to further progress the industry, improving productivity, efficiency and safety in the workplace. 

    To learn more about the benefits of precision machining in Queensland or the agricultural solutions offered by H.E.M.E, call us today on 07 4982 3001 or contact us online

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  • conveyor pulley
    Tue/10/2023 0 Comments
    Maintenance Tips for Prolonging Conveyor Pulley Lifespan

    The team at H.E.M.E specialise in conveyor pulley fabrication, assisting mining companies around Australia with their machining and fabrication needs. While these serve an important purpose in the industry, challenges can arise and our team has developed a deep understanding of how to combat issues including debonding from the shell, end edge lifting and separation between lagging strips. When it comes to handling conveyor pulleys, here is how you can maintain and inspect your equipment to prolong its lifespan.

    Avoiding Deterioration

    Deterioration is a common problem across most equipment, especially if left unused. When pulleys are held in storage for long periods, you run the risk of the material deteriorating. The H.E.M.E team has an array of mining solutions, including a combined pulley cradle and all-weather cover to protect your conveyor pulley. The cover is appropriate for both indoor and outdoor use, ideal for Australian mining sites and includes ventilation and hinged sides for optimal use. To avoid deterioration and prolong the life of your conveyor pulley, consider our combined cradle and all-weather cover.

    Hot Vulcanised vs Cold Bond Lagging

    Hot vulcanised pulley lagging and cold bond lagging both offer suitable lagging options for pulleys. Hot vulcanised lagging can be beneficial if pulleys are stored in corrosive conditions for longer periods, providing a better level of adhesion between the pulley shell and lagging. Alternatively, cold bond lagging is a cost effective and convenient option involving rubber lagging glued directly onto the steel pulley. The lagging method most suitable to you will depend on location, adhesive strengths and the needs of your mine site.

    Pulley Service Offering by H.E.M.E

    When it comes to prolonging the life of your conveyor pulley, avoiding deterioration and choosing the best lagging method are a good start. We pride ourselves on quick turnaround times and acting promptly when it comes to potential breakdowns. You can rely on our experienced team of professionals for all things pulley fabrication and to answer any queries regarding maintenance and inspection.

    When it comes to understanding conveyor pulleys on mine sites, the team at H.E.M.E are here to answer your queries. Call us today on 07 4982 3001 or contact us online.

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    Sat/10/2023 0 Comments
    Structural Fabrication for Quality and Safety in Queensland

    During structural fabrication, cutting, bending, welding and assembling metal components equates to a complex and demanding task that requires skill, precision and attention to detail. As such, safety is of paramount concern. The H.E.M.E. team has the expertise and experience to handle any structural or heavy metal fabrication project. Here, we share some key considerations for ensuring quality and safety in structural and heavy metal fabrication.

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    Sat/09/2023 0 Comments
    Painting & Sandblasting in Queensland Structural Fabrication

    The H.E.M.E. team understands that the right finish is crucial in enhancing structural fabrication. While painting alone has its merits, the main benefits of combining painting and sandblasting are far-reaching, encompassing both durability and lasting aesthetics. This comprehensive process goes beyond the application of paint, delving into surface preparation, priming, consistent coating and curing to maximise the protective effects of proper finishing. Read on or call H.E.M.E. today to discuss your Queensland project with our team.

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  • hydraulic cylinder repair
    Thu/09/2023 0 Comments
    Key Factors for Optimal Hydraulic Cylinder Design in QLD

    Making the right choices can significantly impact the success of your operation. This holds particularly true for hydraulic cylinder design. Read on as the H.E.M.E. team explores key factors that contribute to optimal performance and efficiency, shedding light on the importance of getting your hydraulic cylinder design right the first time.

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  • hydraulic cylinder repair
    Thu/08/2023 0 Comments
    Ultimate Guide to Hydraulic Cylinder Repair in Queensland

    Hydraulic cylinders are an essential component of many industrial machines, used to convert fluid power into linear mechanical force and motion. Here, H.E.M.E. offers a guide to keeping hydraulic cylinders in optimal working order. As a leading provider in Australia, we discuss the best practices for hydraulic cylinder repair and maintenance.

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  • earth moving equipment
    Fri/06/2023 0 Comments
    Guide to Agricultural Machinery Maintenance Queensland

    In this blog, the team at H.E.M.E in Queensland explain how to properly maintain your machinery.


    1. Organise Documents

    When you own any farming equipment, including agricultural machinery and earth moving equipment, it’s important to keep all documentation like receipts, manuals, warranties and service records. 


    2. Perform Regular Oil Changes

    Your agricultural machinery needs regular servicing to keep them in good condition. Change your oil, check oil filters and replace them according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. 


    3. Lubricate Moving Parts

    With frequent work, moving parts fall victim to wear-and-tear. That’s why it’s important to lubricate these parts to keep them moving smoothly.


    4. Check Hitches and Tires

    Inspect hitching and tires on your earth moving equipment and other machinery, checking for rust and dirt. Always have a spare tire. 


    5. Inspect Lights and Batteries

    Test your break, signal and other lights to make sure they work properly. Also check your battery for corrosion, as this can lead to the vehicle stalling. 


    6. Calibrate Special Equipment

    Thermometers, scales, metal detectors and other special equipment are very important for ag solutions work. Check and recalibrate them regularly to keep them accurate and safe.


    7. Keep Machinery Clean

    While everything on a farm is bound to get dirty, frequently brushing or washing away debris will protect your machinery from damage and prevent staining and rust. 


    8. Inspect for Damage

    Farming equipment is made to be tough and resistant, but they can still be badly damaged. Checking for damage after every use is good practise. 


    9. Store Equipment Indoors

    Wherever possible, store your equipment in a shed or garage. This is the best way to protect it from the elements. If indoor storage is not an option, then tarps can be placed over it. 


    Avoiding Customising or Modifying

    While it may be tempting to try and “fix” machinery yourself, you need a professional to perform these repairs. Today’s vehicles have complicated parts that need specific care not to damage. Always seek a professional opinion.


    If you need advice on AG solutions or scheduled maintenance for your agricultural machinery, call H.E.M.E. on 07 4982 3001 or contact us online to get a quote.

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  • precision machining
    Wed/06/2023 0 Comments
    3 Benefits of Precision Machining, Central Highlands

    Precision machining techniques such as CNC Machining and CNC Milling are excellent AG solutions for companies that hire contract manufacturers. These techniques use the help of computers to reduce human error and increase productivity, but there are other benefits that aren’t quite so obvious. Contact H.E.M.E in Central Highlands if you want to learn more about these incredible innovations. 


    Environmentally Friendly Methods

    Compared to other AG solutions, precision machining methods create much less waste. This makes them an environmentally friendly and sustainable option that you can feel good about. Less waste is created because all calculations are done by computers, making them more accurate and saving valuable time and money. Because all the manufacturing decisions are made by computers before any work begins, there is less room for error and materials will not be wasted on mistakes. 


    Employee Safety

    Working with heavy machinery is typically very dangerous, leading to many injuries and even deaths. But with precision machining, employees are able to be far safer with computer-controlled and operated techniques like CNC Machining and Milling. By keeping the workplace safe, precision machining boosts morale and productivity. Employee safety is guaranteed, as precision machining requires skilled workers to take control of the processes remotely, away from danger.


    Extremely Adaptable Methods

    The beauty of precision machining is that it is not limited to one type of engineering component. It is an adaptable method that can be used to efficiently manufacture all kinds of parts and components across different industries. Since precision machining equipment is so versatile, it will never become obsolete, saving companies money and time. If a company is wanting to manufacture their own components, these machines are a worthwhile investment


    Precision machining is an innovative method for manufacturing components for machinery. To learn more about these techniques that will save your company time and money, get in touch with H.E.M.E online. 

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  • conveyor pulley
    Thu/06/2023 0 Comments
    What is a Pulley on a Conveyor? Agriculture Queensland

    A conveyor pulley in a conveyor belt system is one of the most essential parts of any mining machinery. Conveyor pulleys are mechanical devices used to change the direction of a conveyor belt and consists of a head pulley and a tail pulley. Other components of pulleys include end discs, locking elements, bearing assembly, shell and staff. 


    H.E.M.E in Central Highlands specialises in conveyor overhaul and fabrication, and we are the experts in conveyor belt systems. Listed below are some of the most common types of pulleys used by professionals. 


    Live Shaft Pulley

    A Live Shaft Pulley has a shaft fixed to either end, allowing the shaft and body of the pulley to rotate simultaneously. The bearing assembly is installed externally on the end disc. This is the most frequently used pulley in the mining industry and can be customised to suit many conditions.


    Dead Shaft Pulley

    The bearings are inside the shaft of a Dead Shaft Pulley, only allowing the body to move around the shaft. This eliminates the bending movement that can occur through the locking element, making it more stable.


    Gearless Drive Pulley

    This pulley is installed with a low-speed synchronous motor directly to the shaft. This allows greater power and flexibility as mining vehicles increase in size and capacity. A gearless drive pulley can reduce power usage and increase efficiency by reducing the need for gearboxes and high-maintenance pieces of equipment. 


    Stub Shaft Pulley

    With a Stub Shift Pulley, each end disc comes with two separate stubs attached, removing the locking element. This drastically reduces the weight of pulleys in confined and hard-to-reach places. This type of pulley requires a high level of design as they are quite intricate. 


    Different types of pulleys are required for different jobs, so many sure to pick the right one. If you need advice on conveyor overhaul and more, call H.E.M.E on 07 4982 3001 or contact us online to get a quote.

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  • hydraulic cylinder repair
    Sun/05/2023 0 Comments
    Hydraulic Cylinder Operations, Parts, and Designs QLD

    Hydraulic cylinders are devices used in engineering vehicles. They power motors by producing linear motion with pressurised hydraulic fuel. To help you understand how hydraulic cylinders function or to get a hydraulic cylinder repair, contact H.E.M.E in Central Highlands. 


    The Different Parts and Operations of Hydraulic Cylinders

    Hydraulic cylinders are made up of several different parts. The primary parts include the cylinder barrel, piston and piston rod. 


    The cylinder barrel contains the piston and piston rod, allowing them to move back and forth to create motion. The piston rod comes in and out of the cylinder. The piston itself contains seals and sliding rings and is responsible for dividing the cylinder into the rod and cap ends. With hydraulic pressure applied, motion is achieved. The piston rod can then be used to attach the cylinder to another device.


    Hydraulic Cylinder Design

    There are two common styles for hydraulic cylinder design. The first one is popular in factories and is known as the tie rod cylinder. It makes use of strengthened steel rods to connect the end caps to cylinder barrels. The second type is the welded body cylinder. The barrel and end caps are welded together, and the ports are welded to the cylinder. This design is perfect for heavy machinery like construction equipment as it can bear more weight.


    Hydraulic Cylinder Repair and Design in Central Highlands

    At H.E.M.E, our workshops are fully equipped to repair and design hydraulic cylinders. We have a professionally built machine shop with a hydraulic pull-down bench that is perfect for stripping and rebuilding cylinders. If you’re in need of a hydraulic cylinder repair for your vehicle or machinery, come to us. 


    H.E.M.E. in Queensland has all the information you need if you want to learn more about hydraulic cylinders or other engineering devices. To get a quote for repairs, call us on 07 4982 3001 or contact us online.

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  • agricultural machinery
    Sun/04/2023 0 Comments
    Top 10 Causes of Hydraulic Cylinder Failures Queensland

    Here’s a list of the top 10 causes for hydraulic cylinder failures, put together by H.E.M.E in Central Highlands. Contact us if you need repairs, maintenance or a whole new hydraulic cylinder.


    1. Leaking Seals

    The incorrect fitting of seals on agricultural machinery can cause seal leakage. The oil might also be the cause of this problem, so regular oil checks will prevent you from needing hydraulic cylinder repair. 


    2. Scored Piston Rods

    A scored piston rod can be caused by oil contamination, causing the hydraulic cylinders of earth moving equipment and other agricultural machinery to fail. This can be fixed by checking and replacing the gland bearing.


    3. Scored Cylinder Bore

    Contaminated oil can score the cylinder bore. The hydraulic cylinder design of most machinery means that if a scored cylinder bore causes the pistol head bearing to fail, the hydraulics system will need to be flushed out.


    4. Corroded Internal Barrier

    Water in the oil is most often the cause of an internally corroded barrier. In this case, the oil will need to be changed and hydraulic cylinder repair will be required to protect the cylinder from water. 


    5. Pitting Piston Rod

    The primary reason for a piston rod pitting is corrosion, which is due to improper fitting of the cylinder. The solution is protecting the cylinder from further water damage.


    6. Gland Outer Diameter Leakage

    Leaking around the gland outer diameter is caused by o-ring failure or a cracked gland. To fix this, the gland will be tested for cracks and the o-ring replaced if needed, 


    7. Bent Piston Rod

    Bent piston rods on earth moving equipment indicate that the cylinder and piston are overloaded. The piston rod can be replaced or upgraded.


    8. Split Weld on Base and Ports

    A split weld can be cause by a poor weld failing. Inspection of the hydraulic cylinder design will tell you if it’s been working outside its specification.


    9. Broken Eye Bearing

    Sudden impact can cause a broken eye bearing. This can be fixed by upgrading to a higher specification. 


    10. Worn-out Rod

    A rod that is worn on one side indicates a lack of structural support for the load that it is bearing. Have it assessed and upgraded as needed.


    H.E.M.E. is your local expert in hydraulic cylinders. To find out why your hydraulic cylinder has failed, or to get a quote for repairs or replacement, contact us online

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  • painting and sandblasting
    Fri/04/2023 0 Comments
    Why Professionals Sandblast Before Painting in Queensland

    When you’re dealing with agricultural containers, machinery and earth moving equipment, it’s important to know how to care for them properly. To keep them looking in top condition, experts recommend sandblasting structures and machinery before painting. H.E.M.E in Central Highlands can give you advice on how to get started with sandblasting. Contact us today.


    What is Sandblasting?

    Sandblasting, or blast cleaning, shoots high-velocity abrasive particles from a jetstream of compressed air to remove mill-scale and rust from steel surfaces, protecting them from damage and keeping them looking pristine. This is the most comprehensive method of blast-cleaning to prepare machinery for painting. 


    Benefits of Sandblasting Before Painting

    There are many reasons to do painting and sandblasting, whether for large structures or for your agricultural machinery. Sandblasting removes contaminants like rust from steel surfaces to prepare them for painting. Without this, there could be problems with paint adhesion and possibly ruin the integrity of the surface. Sandblasting is a safe and cost-effective method of surface preparation. It is more efficient than handwashing and power tools, and some of the abrasive material that is removed can be recycled. If you get the job done by professionals with the right training and equipment, the process is simple, safe and quick.


    How We Can Help

    H.E.M.E in Central Highlands has everything you need for professional-grade painting and sandblasting. Whether you need this service done for agricultural machinery, earth moving equipment or anything else, we are happy to help. Our workshop is equipped with purpose-built sheds that have the necessary ventilation for surface preparation and painting of all kinds. The H.E.M.E team are fully trained and equipped with the proper protective gear. Our experience and proficiency with these methods mean that you’re saving time and money that you would otherwise be spending by attempting to blast-clean your machinery yourself.


    Call H.E.M.E. on 07 4982 3001 or contact us online to get a quote for quality sandblasting services in Central Highlands.

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    Tue/01/2023 0 Comments
    What Are the Types of Structural Fabrication in QLD?

    Structural fabrication refers to industrial processes that involve the cutting and bending of steel into products, which can be used in a wide range of applications. Structural steel specialists use various combination and alloys to create steel structures which can be assembled into building, components, industrial equipment and even tools.

    At H.E.M.E, our team specialises in painting and sandblasting as well as fabrication of heavy steel for mining, agriculture and the civil engineering sector. We also offer maintenance and overhaul of existing fabrications. Read on to find out more about fabricated steel and why it plays an important role in Australian industries. 


    Stages of Steel Fabrication 

    H.E.M.E provides clients with award winning steel fabrication facilities for complex industrial projects. 


    Expert fabricators cut through steel using special equipment that helps them to saw or chisel. They use plasma torches, water cutters and laser cutters to perform these tasks in a safe, controlled, contamination free environment. 


    Cutting is typically followed by bending. Steel alloys are either hammered or bent using machinery. The heaviness of the steel and the amount of bending required will determine the extent to which machinery is required. 


    Assembling refers to how the structural steel will be combined to create the final product. This involves the use of different welding techniques, which apply heat to joints and allow them to be fused together. 

    Heavy Structural Steel Fabrication Professionals in Queensland 

    Contact H.E.M.E for a wide range of steel fabrication services. We provide facilities for painting and sandblasting, plasma cutting, section rolls, plate rollers and automatic saws for all heavy and light plate work. 

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  • Conveyor belt and rollers structures line machinery its transfer iron ore into material screen house construction mine site, Sydney, Australia
    Sat/12/2022 0 Comments
    What are the Components of a Conveyor Structure?

    A conveyor structure is designed to be a fast, efficient mechanical system that makes it easy to handle and transport large amounts of material in an area. Conveyor pulley systems are an excellent way to reduce human error, create a safer workplace, reduce labour costs and greatly increase efficiency. 

    In this blog, H.E.M.E explains how the various components of a conveyor system such as belt, wheels, rollers and chains work together to run a system which is used in every industry across the world. Whether its sand, gravel, salt, copper or coal, a conveyor structure plays an integral role in operations. Contact H.E.M.E today for a wide range of conveyor overhaul solutions in Queensland. 


    Conveyor System Components 

    As conveyor overhaul experts, H.E.M.E has the knowledge required to get the most out of every component of a conveyor pulley system. 


    This is the main structure and gives the system a shape. It could be a stringer frame which is made by shaping or bending steel plates. This requires a low investment and is ideal for light weight transportation. Resin conveyor belt systems often use aluminium frames in place of a steel frame. 

    Truss frames are the preferred option for settings where strength is the priority. In situations where a high ground clearance is needed, or the system’s support legs are far away from one another, a truss frame is the right choice. Rubber belt conveyors often use these frames and they can be used to transport large objects. Truss frames are an expensive option compared to stringer frames but provide a level of durability that cannot be matched by lightweight frames. 

    Conveyor Belt 

    Rollers which are specially designed by engineering professionals are used to wind up the belt and are attached to the tip of the frame. These are called head rollers and the movement of the conveyor belt depends on the movement of the head roller. 

    The rollers responsible for the winding up of the belt are attached at the end of the conveyor and are called tail rollers. The head and tail rollers work together to move and wind up the conveyor belt effectively. 

    Snap rollers are installed under the head pulley and prevent the belt from slipping. The carrier roller holds the belt in place while it is transporting an object. 

    Quality Conveyor Overhaul Professionals in Queensland 

    Contact H.E.M.E today for a wide range of award-winning engineering solutions for mining, agriculture and civil engineering. 

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  • hand repair and maintenance cylinder diesel engine of light pick up truck
    Sat/12/2022 0 Comments
    What Does a Diesel Fitter Do for Mines in Queensland?

    Australian mining is a billion-dollar industry that employs thousands of professionals. Their main responsibility is to extract essential commodities like minerals, coal and various metals from the ground. These commodities are used in numerous industries that we rely on daily, from energy production to jewellery, electronics and more. 

    At H.E.M.E, we support the mining industry by advising and providing heavy metal fabrication facilities to help professionals extract, haul and transport these materials. The equipment required to meet the extreme demands of mining must be extremely powerful, effective and relatively easy to maintain. In the mining industry, highly trained fitters are the individuals who keep these machines running even under difficult conditions. 


    The Role of an Expert Diesel Fitter

    Diesel fitting professionals specialise in the repair and maintenance of diesel engines on mining sites. Diesel engines typically have a higher torque output, which makes them ideal for moving heavy loads of rock and iron ore. Diesel is also a low-cost fuel, which makes these engines the most suitable for mining equipment

    Diesel engines are found in nearly every kind of machine found on a mining site. This means that a diesel fitting professional is an extremely important part of any successful mining operation. They are responsible for performing regular maintenance checks on all diesel-powered machinery and are experts at fixing and repairing machines when they break down. On a large mining site, it is normal to have multiple diesel fitters working at the same time to keep heavy equipment running.


    Diesel Fitter Skills

    Diesel fitters perform the following tasks: 

    • Diagnosing, repairing and maintaining diesel engines for trucks, tractors, bulldozers and more.
    • Maintaining and repairing hydraulic components of lifts, booms, pumps and buckets.
    • Welding using MIG and TIG techniques to replace or repair parts.
    • Testing parts to ensure proper performance.
    • Using a range of specialised tools to diagnose and repair faults.
    • Following all workplace regulations to ensure safety and compliance. 


    Heavy Metal Fabrication Facilities for Mining in QLD

    For world-class engineering solutions in the mining, civil and agriculture industries, look no further than H.E.M.E. Our clients rely on us for quick, efficient solutions for all fabrication and repair requirements in Queensland. Contact us today to speak to our team of experts in Bowen Basic. 

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  • A tractor pulls a disc harrow system implement to smooth over a dirt field in preparation for planting in central California
    Thu/12/2022 0 Comments
    What Are Examples of Farm Implements in Queensland?

    Modern agriculture has advanced in leaps and bounds in the last few decades to provide farmers with an unprecedented level of mechanical efficiency. The wide range of ag solutions now available make it easier for farmers to perform complex tasks with less labour and on a larger scale. In this blog, H.E.M.E discusses the types of agricultural machinery and ag implements used in Australian agriculture. 



    Tractors are a mainstay in the farming world and come in a wide variety. They are versatile machines which, in the right hands, can be used for complex farming requirements. Tractors are mainly used for pulling large loads, but when used with attachments, become capable of executing many other tasks. 

    Types of tractors include: 

    Compact Tractors 

    A compact tractor is an essential piece of agricultural machinery because it is small, high-powered and capable of carrying out difficult tasks. The advantage of these tractors is that they can be used for material handling and are easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces.

    Wheeled Tractors 

    Wheeled tractors are general purpose ag implements that are designed to meet a variety of agricultural demands. They are used for material handling, pulling equipment and come in a range of horsepower and lifting capacity options.  


    Harvesters, or combines, are used by farmers to harvest different types of crops in an efficient way. Combines use a complex system of belts, gears and wheels to process crops into grain, thereby greatly reducing labour with the help of world-class engineering.

    A combine performs the following functions: 


    A harvester gathers crops and pushes them towards a cutter bar that cuts the crop at the base. 


    The threshing drum beats the cut crops until the grains become separated from the stalk. 


    The threshing drum also helps separate the light chaff from the grain by using special sieves.

    ATV Or UTV

    ATVs or UTVs are four wheeled machines which are designed to move across difficult, unforgiving terrain with ease. They can access difficult to reach places on a farm and can be used with a wide range of attachments such as trailers, spreaders and mowers. 

    Award Winning Engineering and Ag Solutions 

    Contact H.E.M.E for award-winning ag solutions from a team of highly qualified experts. We provide solutions for mining, agriculture and civil engineering to clients across Queensland. 

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    Thu/11/2022 0 Comments
    Different Types of Earthmoving Vehicles in Queensland

    Earthmoving vehicles are heavy-duty vehicles specially designed for large scale construction and earth removal operations. The equipment allows operators to move large amounts of earth for digging foundations and landscaping purposes. In this blog, H.E.M.E explores the most common earth moving equipment used in mining, agriculture and other industries. 



    An excavator is a popular earth moving equipment option which moves on tracks or wheels based on the requirement. It has an upper body which allows the operator to rotate 360 degrees while seated in a cab from where hydraulic arms can be operated. 

    Excavators are among the most essential machines found on a construction site. They are versatile and are manufactured by a number of world-renowned brands in various sizes and configurations. The versatility of an excavator is greatly boosted by the wide range of attachments available, making it popular for many different industrial projects

    Excavators are capable of: 

    • Loading large objects
    • Lifting materials with a sling attachment
    • Backfilling
    • Digging trenches quickly and effectively
    • Rock breaking with a hydraulic hammer attachment
    • Pipe laying
    • Compacting of materials 


    Wheel Loader

    A wheel loader is fitted with a front mounted bucket which is connected to two “arms” also known as booms. The bucket is designed to be removable and has a large capacity for carrying heavy loads.  

    A wheel loader has a cab from where an operator drives the machine. Wheel loaders are used for loading material on other vehicles or for moving material from one point to another.

    Wheel loaders are ideal for: 

    • Mixing large amounts of material
    • Spreading topsoil in agricultural settings
    • Drilling holes with an auger attachment
    • Lifting different kinds of material
    • Cutting and boxing
    • Backfilling and stockpiling

    Wheel loaders are used with a wide range of attachments to make them extremely versatile for a number of industrial applications. 


    Backhoe Loader

    A backhoe loader is fitted with a front mounted bucket and rear-mounted loader and bucket. It has a loader bucket on the front which is controlled by a boom and stick. A backhoe loader is an excavator and loader in one machine. The front machine is used for load and push material while the back is used as earth moving equipment. 

    A backhoe loader is commonly used for: 

    • Backfilling
    • Digging trenches
    • Breaking of rocks with hydraulic attachments
    • Lifting heavy objects and materials
    • Landscaping purposes
    • Cutting, boxing of materials 


    Large Scale Engineering Solutions in QLD 

    Contact H.E.M.E for award winning engineering solutions for mining, civil and agricultural settings. We provide large machining, heavy metal fabrication and sandblasting services for clients across the Bowen Basin. 

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    Mon/10/2022 0 Comments
    How Do You Fix a Leaking Hydraulic Cylinder?

    H.E.M.E is a locally owned engineering company in Queensland providing Bowen Basic clients with world-class engineering solutions in the mining, agricultural and civil sector. We offer a wide range of facilities for large machining, heavy metal fabrication, painting and plasma cutting to our clients. Our team of 19 experienced local professionals ensures that every process is carried out to the highest standards in a quick, efficient manner. 


    Challenges in Hydraulic Cylinder Design

    Although hydraulics technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the years, there are certain challenges that require supervision to ensure safety and performance. Leaks are a common issue in hydraulic systems and while leak free fittings do make a difference, the problem can arise at any time and must be addressed. 

    Worn out seals are often the culprit because they cannot be detected immediately. Hydraulic leaks do not lead to catastrophic failure, which makes them difficult to spot because they often manifest as slow leaks. The team at H.E.M.E is always on hand to help repair hydraulic leaks for industrial clients. 


    How to Conduct Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs

    Hydraulic cylinder repairs require trained specialists who have the appropriate hydraulic motor repair kit for the job. Our specialists ensure that the part numbers of the current system accurately match the part numbers for the new system. 

    Components in a hydraulic system are heavy and powerful. Safety must be a top priority as mistakes can lead to severe injury. 

    Once all the pressure has been released from the cylinder, the technician will unscrew the glad on the cylinder to pull out the piston rod from the motor. This component is sensitive to dust and debris and must be kept in a clean place. 

    After the piston rod has been replaced, it becomes possible to unscrew the retaining bolt, at which point it is recommended that the technician take a photo or record exactly the order in which the parts were disassembled. 

    Always consult the assembly diagram provided with the rebuild kit if possible, ensuring that every component is adequately lubricated after the cylinder is reinstalled. Start the machine again and conduct detailed tests to find leaks that were overlooked. 


    Experts in Hydraulic Cylinder Design and Repairs

    Fixing a leak in a hydraulic cylinder is a complicated and technical task. For best results, contact the experts at H.E.M.E and let a team of specialists handle the repairs for you. 

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