Engineering & Design

CPS is a proud leader in innovation and technology within the conveyor industry. Every department in CPS works continuously to improve business processes and product quality, safely delivering sustainable value to our partners. The Engineering department at CPS is focused on developing creative, professional solutions for the industry, leading the way in conveyor innovations.

Design and Auditing
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Conveyor Design and Auditing

As part of our conveyor partner philosophy, CPS partners with conveyor operators, construction groups and other designers to safely provide quality conveyor design solutions and auditing. CPS operates the Helix Delta-T dynamic software package for general conveyor design projects. We can also use client-specific software, such as Sidewinder or BeltAnalyst, on request. CPS has access to both our own and external testing facilities for use in confirming data for use in developing specific solutions.

CPS conveyor design services include:

  • Greenfields conveyor design and costing
  • Conveyor tonnage and speed upgrade calculations
  • Conveyor operation auditing
  • Materials handling plant throughput studies
  • Distributed Drive System implementation
  • Load zone upgrades and retrofits
  • Balanced machine weight optimisations
  • Pulley and idler design optimisation
  • Overland conveyor mechanical optimisation
Technology
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Technology

CPS is a proud leader in innovation and technology within the conveyor industry. Every department in CPS works continuously to improve business processes and product quality, delivering sustainable value to our partners. The Engineering department at CPS is focused on developing creative, professional solutions for the industry, leading the way in conveyor innovations.

CPS has an inherent culture to continuously be better, make better products and deliver innovative solutions; continually challenging ourselves, and as a result, challenging the market.

Flagship innovations include:

• Composite roller development
• Distributed Drive Technology
• Condition Monitoring
• Factory Automation

Asset Management
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Asset Management

At CPS, our vision is clearly focused on partnering and collaboration to provide value and assist our clients to improve asset productivity and reduce their costs, utilising our highly skilled Engineering services, product specialists and Asset Management professionals. We provide quality impartial, confidential detailed analysis to improve performance and reduce the cost of all daily operations.

Through this process we;

  • Review historical maintenance data
  • Review failure modes and frequency rates
  • Utilise site experience
  • Select and develop appropriate asset management plans and maintenance strategies
  • Review and monitor post improvement data
  • Identify areas for further enhancement

We have successfully helped our partners achieve required availability and reliability, and improve asset life-expectancy all within budgetary constraints in a safe and value efficient manner.

Structural Analysis
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Structural Analysis

For our detailed, innovative component design, R&D and customer projects, CPS utilises the latest versions of ANSYS Finite Element Design Software. In addition to internal use, CPS offers mechanical and structural design services using this software, to assist our customers and partners.

Some examples of previous work include:

  • 3rd party conveyor equipment design verification
  • Structural load derivations for project analyses
  • Design and verification of manufacturing equipment
3D CAD Drafting
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3D CAD Drafting

CPS designs all our products in 3D CAD, and can provide drawings, models and operation guides in multiple formats for customer use. Installation plans, videos and digital twins of key components can be developed for training, planning and installation checks. The CPS team is capable of modelling and drafting all aspects of conveyor systems and can adjust our methods to meet any customer-specific drafting requirements.

OLC Specialists
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OLC Specialists

The CPS Engineering team has worked with several  Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) companies and mining operators to optimise greenfield and brownfield conveyor designs. Through this process, CPS aims to deliver the optimum solution, resulting in the best performance, the lowest Total Cost of Ownership and best value for the end user.

CPS has designed, engineered and fabricated the last three major overland conveyor (OLC) idler contracts for the WA Iron Ore industry – delivering superior idler performance that has not been matched in the industry since.

CPS has previously partnered with the following companies to design and manufacture Idlers and/or Pulleys:

  • Sedgman/Civmec
  • MMG
  • BHP
  • Fluor
  • FQM
  • Jacobs