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Ballast Block Wheel Sets for Ocean Pipe Launch Project

In another project win for Richmond Rolling Solutions, the engineering team worked with HDI Lucas to produce 50 ballast block roller wheel sets for launching waste-water pipe from land to sea. The entire project was taken from design to deployment in just 6 weeks.

The cradle sets were designed to incorporate steel wheels wide enough to stay on top of the sand without sinking, while pre-cast concrete ballast blocks were used to hold the pipe on top of the cradle and added enough weight to sink the pipe once positioned. The pipe was dragged across the beach and into the ocean in segments.

This project is another example of what we love to do. As Australasia’s premier pipe roller specialists, we’ve got the expertise and the fabrication capabilities to handle all pipe and infrastructure projects, big or small. If you have a custom engineering project in mind, you can get in touch with our team for an obligation-free quote.

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Custom Movable Event Stage Wheels for Mcdonald Jones Stadium NSW

Richmond Wheel & Castor Co were contacted by JC Entertainment to design, manufacture and supply a range of event stage wheels. These wheels were to enable a series of modular stages to be moved around and joined together when required without damaging the field below.

The stages were created for the McDonald Jones stadium which is a 30,000-capacity rectangular stadium located in regional NSW city of Newcastle. The stadium hosts many events including the A-League grand finale, AFC Asian Cup, many exhibitions match, Nitro circus, rugby league test matches and the 2013 Special Olympics opening ceremony.

The team at Richmond chose a 180kg load capacity pneumatic wheel for this project due to its excellent ability to move gently over soft ground.

Features:

  • 250mm wheel diameter
  • 180kg load capacity per wheel
  • Double zinc plated swivel castor frames to allow the stage to be steered and moved
  • Brakes to lock the wheels and stages into place
  • Cushioned comfortable tyre to protect the load
  • Steel frame to easily connect and increase the size of the stage

Our design team worked closely with the customer to ensure the finished products were easy to install and made to meet the required installation date. Our manufacturing facility has the capability to process large and small orders quickly and reliably to meet the requirements of every client and application.

Contact our Engineering department to speak about your project now by calling 1300 474 246, or email [email protected].

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Bridge Hangar Rollers for Ashgrove Gresham Street Bridge Replacement Project

Richmond Wheel & Castor Co. were contacted to help locally design, manufacture, and supply 10 bridge hangar rollers to aid in the relocation of the existing services mounted on the Gresham Street bridge in Brisbane to new permanent alignments under a creek bed. Brisbane City Council is working to replace the existing bridge crossing at Gresham Street to ensure the ongoing safety and local access for all road users. The Gresham Street bridge was built in 1931. It is a two lane timber bridge with narrow pedestrian pathways. The bridge is reaching the end of its serviceable life and requires replacement.

The objective of the project is to replace the existing bridge with a new elevated concrete structure with a larger load limit. The new length of the structure will be 37m, with a cross-section total width of 13.7m to accommodate two wide traffic lanes and a 2.5m shared path on each side.

To help with the removal and replacement of the bridge in the current location, The Brisbane council will build a temporary bridge parallel to the existing structure. The temporary bridge will be a two-lane structure with a shared pedestrian and cycle path.

Each bridge hangar roller designed and manufactured by Richmond is supplied with a polyurethane roller and a 316L stainless steel axel. The simple but effective hangar roller system allows for easy removal and relocation of the existing gas and water lines to under the creek bed.

Features:

  • C Groove polyurethane roller
  • 316L stainless steel axle
  • Locally designed by our in-house engineering team and manufactured here at our Melbourne facility

Our design team worked closely with the customer to ensure the finished bridge hangar rollers were exactly what they required. Our manufacturing facility has the capabilities to process large and small orders quickly and reliably to meet the requirements of every client and application.

Contact our Engineering department to speak about your project now by calling 1800 240 985, or email [email protected].

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Custom Platform Trolley for Cummins South Pacific

Richmond Wheel & Castor Co. were contacted by Cummins South Pacific to locally design, manufacture and supply a custom platform trolley.

The project scope was to custom build a platform trolley that could safely transport industrial machinery like transmissions, battery systems, fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions, and power generation systems around their warehouse safely and with reduced noise.

Each trolley is made from tough steel with a hammertone finish and is fitted with 4x 200mm blue rebound rubber wheels with a load capacity of up to 450kg. The castors used are from Richmond’s Heavy Industrial series range, featuring a welded frame with a reinforced kingpin. The rebound rubber wheels were specifically selected and are the best fit for Cummins South Pacific’s requirements due to their superior rolling resistance and noise reduction benefits, ensuring the trolleys are easy to push across many different flooring surfaces.

This heavy-duty platform trolley comes with a non-slip surface and is fitted with a ratchet strap to safely secure stock and machinery from moving when on the platform during use. It also has a premium yellow hammertone finish for durability and safety.

This custom trolley was locally designed by our in-house engineering team and manufactured here at our Melbourne facility.

Features:

  • Platform size: 610 x 1220mm
  • Handle height: 920mm
  • Outer wheel size: 200mm rebound rubber
  • Trolley weight: 46kg
  • Load capacity: 450kg

Our design team worked closely with the customer to ensure the finished platform trolley was exactly what they required. Our manufacturing facility has the capabilities to process large and small orders quickly and reliably to meet the requirements of every client and application.

Contact our engineering department to speak about your project now by calling 1300 474 246, or email [email protected]

 

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Heavy Machinery Custom Production Trailers

Richmond Wheel & Castor Co., were contacted to help locally design, manufacture and supply a range of heavy machinery production trailers. These trailers were designed to safely and efficiently transport farming equipment and large machinery around a warehouse.

The project scope was to design a large dollie that could safely move 2.5-ton equipment around a warehouse using a forklift or mobile tug. With collaboration, the design of 1x 3 and 1x 4 series link trailers was approved for production.

Each trailer is supplied with a tow bar for easy connection to a forklift or mobile tug. The simple but effective hitching system allows for a series of trailers to be connected to each other to form a train-like series of trailers. The trailers are fitted with a dual steering linkage system which enables a straight-line towing format when the trailer series are joined. The trailers have been powder coated a yellow colour for safety and high visibility. The 4x PU1224 Richmond heavy duty polyurethane tyred cast iron centred wheels allow for easy replacement if required, eliminating any trailer downtime. The steel top heavy-duty hard-wearing floor is perfect for transporting heavy components or large machinery.

Features:

  • Standard Steel Section frame
  • 4x PU1224, 300mm diameter and 100mm wide heavy duty Polyurethane tyred cast iron centred wheels
  • Load rating 2000 – 2500kgs
  • Tow bar and hitch to connect the trailers together
  • Powder coated yellow for durability and safety
  • Steel top deck heavy-duty hard-wearing floor
  • Dual steer: as the front axels are turning the rear axel can pivot to give a tighter turning circle
  • Locally designed by our in-house engineering team and manufactured here at our Melbourne facility

Our design team worked closely with the customer to ensure the finished part was easy to install and made to meet the required installation date. Our manufacturing facility has the capabilities to process large and small orders quickly and reliably to meet requirements of every client and application.

Contact our Engineering department to speak about your project now by calling 1300 474 246, or email [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Custom Support Rotating Rollers

Richmond Wheel & Castor Co were contacted to help in the design and supply of support wheels to be used in the repair and restoration of a 32-ton high efficiency power turbine generator shaft in Western Australia.

The project scope included design and supply of four fixed mounted solid aluminium billet wheels 248mm diameter x 150mm wide. These Solid aluminium billet wheels were used to support the turbine shaft during the resurfacing process of the bearing journals.

Features include:

  • 8-ton solid aluminium billet wheel load rating
  • Solid aluminium billet wheel dimensions 248mm diameter x 150mm wide
  • Low rolling resistance
  • Low maintenance solution for easy use and service
  • Locally designed and manufactured in Melbourne by our in-house engineering team

Previously to rotate the power turbine an overhead crane was required. However, after installing Richmond’s solid aluminium billet wheels the power turbine was able to be rotated manually by hand. Our design team worked closely with the customer to ensure the finished part was easy to install and made to meet the required installation date. Our manufacturing facility has the capabilities to process large and small orders quickly and reliably to meet every client needs.

Contact our Engineering department to speak about your project now by calling 1300 474 246 or email [email protected].

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Fully enclosed double flanged castor kits

Richmond Wheel & Castor Co were contracted to manufacture a set of fully enclosed double flanged castor kits for a series of hangar doors in regional Western Australia. As part of the quoting process, the Engineering team considered and improved the design and assembly to reduce cost and improve ease of maintenance.

Key features of the design are:

  • 4140 steel wheel for high load capacity
  • Precision sealed ball bearings for long term use with minimal servicing
  • Cam followers used as guide rollers to align the rollers to the track
  • Polyurethane buffer pads to reduce impact damage to wheels and structure
  • Overhead guide roller plates to cater for wide loads.

Hangar doors have unique safety and function requirements, the wheels must be able to carry the load of the door as well as significant forces due to wind. The Richmond Engineering team are able to help with the safety factor calculations to ensure that the correct wheels are specified.

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Galvanised Pipe Roller

Richmond Wheel And Castor Co were contacted to help design and supply a pipe roller solution for the launching of a steel pipe under the Swan St Bridge in Victoria. The scope called for the rollers to be used for the installation of pipe as well as the permanent lifetime support. In order to meet the strict criteria, several consultations and design iterations were required. Key features are:

-500kg wet load capacity

-C groove profile to guide the pipe as it is launched

-Two side rollers spaced to ensure the pipe does not escape the roller

-Heavy duty polymer rollers to support the load and prevent any damage to the pipe

-Bronze bushes as the bearing surface to give low rolling resistance and long lifetime

-Easy rolling to allow for thermal expansion in the pipes

-Fully galvanised frame for long term corrosion resistance

-50 year design life

-Low maintenance solution for easy use and service

Contact our Engineering department to speak about your project now by calling 1300 474 246, or email [email protected].

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Height Adjustable Levelling Castor

Richmond Wheel & Castor Co were contacted to help design a simple and cost effective height adjustable castor for an industrial application.

The castors are used to raise a lightweight aluminium platform off the ground, and allow linear travel along a concrete abutment. Once in the new position, the castors are lowered back to the ground to allow the platform to be used.

The key requirements were to have a low-profile mounting position, and to be very simple to raise and lower. Richmond fabricated a completely custom frame and mounting kit, with a coarse-threaded stem to allow for quick height adjustment using a rattle gun.

Our design team worked closely with the customer to ensure that the finished part was easy to mount and operate, and made to meet the required installation date. Our manufacturing facility has the capabilities to process large and small orders quickly and reliably to meet every client’s needs.

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Nigerian Pipe Launch Project

In late 2016, Richmond Wheel & CastorCo were contacted by a German specialty engineering company to provide 150 large scale pipe rollers for a large pipe launch project in Nigeria. The project was to launch an oil/gas pipeline from on-shore to an off-shore docking platform as part of a major infrastructure upgrade. One of the biggest challenges to overcome was the terrain, as the pipeline needed to traverse jungle, sand, mud and cross rivers. Richmond were contacted because of our excellent record in supply of high quality, reliable and heavy duty pipe handling products, and because of our high degree of flexibility in what we can offer.

The rollers were designed for a pipe range of 50mm (2”) to 1066mm (42”), with a maximum capacity of 30,000kg per roller unit. The wide range of pipe sizes was catered for by incorporating a method to adjust the roller position. The specification also called for a highly versatile design with capabilities to stack neatly and easily while not in operation, and to be easily moved with a standard forklift. The frame was made from steel and galvanised to withstand the rugged marine conditions, and the load capacity was verified using computer modelling techniques. The rollers were a very high quality Polyurethane, giving massive strength and durability while also ensuring that the pipe itself is not damaged during the installation.

As one of our largest engineering projects to date, the success of the rollers demonstrates our ability to provide a complete turnkey solution from start to finish, including all design, material selection, verification, testing and construction. We are constantly upgrading our facilities to handle new projects and improve our efficiency to solve difficult and complex materials handling problems.