PORTLAND, Ore.--()--ESCO Corporation, a leading global provider of wear parts and attachments for the mining and infrastructure industries, debuted today the Nemisys lip system at the MINExpo 2012 tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“ESCO is known as a leader in quality and innovation, and with the Nemisys system we continue to raise the bar in our industry.”
The new system, which features a cast or plate lip with shrouds and a three-piece tooth system, is used on large mining buckets. The Nemisys system is now available for hydraulic mining excavators in the 300- to 800-metric ton classes. The system will also be made available for cable shovels and draglines.
ESCO engineered the Nemisys system from the ground up. The lip, shrouds and teeth were developed simultaneously under a new engineering process designed to maximize a machine’s productivity.
“The ESCO Nemisys system was designed to give customers a safer and highly productive solution to their mining needs,” said Jon Owens, ESCO’s Senior Vice President and President of the Engineered Products Group. “ESCO is known as a leader in quality and innovation, and with the Nemisys system we continue to raise the bar in our industry.”
Testing of the new system indicates that compared to legacy systems:
- The lip design and ground engaging teeth require on average 10 percent less force to penetrate
- Teeth have up to 19 percent more usable wear metal
- The system on average weighs 7 percent less
These improvements provide customers with increased productivity and reliability while reducing maintenance costs. Integral hammerless locking devices on points, adapters and shrouds and improved ergonomics also make the system safer for customers.
The Nemisys system for hydraulic mining excavators is available now. Larger system sizes will roll out to the market between now and October 2013.
About ESCO Corporation
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, ESCO Corporation is a leading independent designer, manufacturer and provider of highly engineered wear parts and replacement products used in mining, infrastructure development, power generation, aerospace and industrial applications. The company operates in 21 countries on six continents, including an expansive network of 36 manufacturing facilities and 48 sales and distribution offices.