WHAT IS AN
ENGINEERED PRODUCT?
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In our Rail, Mineral Processing and Mining Products Divisions we
design and manufacture Bradken original products which, when
put into service, we can see rolling down a train track or
operating in a minesite. In contrast our Engineered Products
Division manufactures critical components for major Original
Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and other similar companies so
they can complete the manufacture of their products.
So why don’t OEM’s make these
important parts themselves?
Good question. The answer is simple,
Bradken has proven to be an industry
leader for the manufacture of
technically difficult, highly complex
and custom components.
Many of the parts we make are classified as ‘mission critical’ as
they provide vital functions in products that impact on our daily
lives. This means that they are indispensable to the equipment,
process or procedure in which they are used.
Customers come to Bradken with a design and we offer our
expertise in the selection of material, computer modelling and
product testing. Our ability to test and analyse a design pre and
post manufacture provides customers with the peace of mind to
know that each and every component manufactured will meet the
strictest of specifications. Bradken holds some of the toughest
certifications in the world due to our world class technical skills
and manufacturing knowhow.
Bradken manufactures some of the
most complex castings in the world.
While we hear them referred to as just
a pump, a valve or a node, the
complexity and importance of these
parts being made correctly should not
be understated.
On the following pages we take a look at an exciting Engineered
Products project and examine the history of one of our
Engineered Products foundries in Atchison, USA.
Nuclear
Pump casings for use in nuclear reactors.
Industrial
Sector gate node for use in flood control.
Power Generation
‘Stop Valves’ control the flow rate
of steam into a steam turbine.
MANUFACTURING
Many of the parts we make are
classified as ‘mission critical’ as they
provide vital functions in products
that impact on our daily lives.
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