Global Impact. Positive Force.
We protect our planet with a commitment to reduce the global impact kennametal and our customers have on the environemnt — estalishing effective sustainability and policies within the minng industry.
As promised, below are some of the results of the SOLID Environment Projects we’ve been a part of. Do you face any of these challenges?
THE RESULT: A mine located in the USA’s Illinois coal basin hit sandstone roll and could not cut forward, in top, or in bottom with its miner drums. The customer asked Kennametal to build an effective lacing pattern for the drum. With the recombination for a Kennametal 32mm (1.25″) lacing Rock Drum, the customer cut the bottom and was able to go under the roll to get to the main body of coal.The operation was accomplished with a low bit cost and without damage to the continuous miner.
THE RESULT: On a Thursday, a Kennametal customer called, needing a drive shaft for a bark boiler screw that had broken. On Monday, Kennametal delivered a shaft to the customer that was designed by Kennametal Tricon — to solve the breakage problem. The company was so pleased with the results that it ordered 15 more for a complete set
THE RESULT: On December 1, 2010, a site in Perth, Australia had an urgent request for 100 TH3S blocks. Though stock was held in the USA, Kennametal was able to fulfill and ship the order the next day. The customer received their parts on December 8, meeting its tight schedule for drum refurbishment.
THE RESULT: In the spring of 2010, Kennametal reclaimed 50 barrels of tools from customer stockpiles in a single region through our bit recycling program. Kennametal compensated at competitive market rate per 55 gallon drum. The program gave our customers a significant cost savings of approximately $0.23 per bit.
Be sure to check out our Challenges and Results on SOLID Performance, People & Integrity and stay tuned to next week’s SOLID Environment Challenges. If there is something we can help you with today, contact us!