Focused Protection. Optimum Security.
Kennametal’s goal of 100% safety extends far beyond the office to reach customers at their work sites, encouraging a community that values the implementation of safety procedures.
As promised, below are some of the results of the SOLID People Projects we’ve been a part of. Do you face any of these challenges?
THE RESULT: A paving customer in Southwest USA reported a potentially loose object within a drum of its recently purchased road milling machine, likely caused by an extreme amount of customer-applied hardfacing. With an unmatched turnaround time, Kennametal removed, inspected, rebalanced, and returned the drum. It has performed exceptionally well ever since.
THE RESULT: When a coal mining customer failed its roof bolter dust inspection, Kennametal’s engineers designed a dust-catching device for the customer’s pinning steel. The design brought the mining company back into compliance and in the process caught the attention of inspectors, who recommend it for other mines having dust issues.
THE RESULT: A mine in Southern USA was experiencing heavy vibrations with its continuous miner using AM511PFG conical tool while mining a very hard coal 40-grind with a slow sump rate. Kennametal tested A14 80 ProPointTM, which increased the sump rate by 25% and reduced miner vibrations and dust. Very pleased with the results, our customer decided to change to this bit on both sections.
THE RESULT: A Kennametal mining customer asked us to evaluate the cutting system on a miner that was consistently above the maximum dust exposure levels permitted by MSHA. After inspecting their tools and inserts, Kennametal suggested removing the hard-faced inserts that were pressed into the head, and recommended using the AM514K coal bit. These changes alone brought the customer back into compliance.