Polyurethane for Mining, Screening and Wear Applications
Polyurethane’s superior abrasion and impact resistance, rebound, versatility and many other features make it the preferred material choice and problem solver for the mining and refining industries.
For the last 40 years Richmond Wheel & Castor Co has been partnering with mining companies to manufacture small to extremely large parts from polyurethane (up to 600kg in mass) that are completely solid, seamless and homogeneous.
Our custom solutions deliver superior impact and abrasion solutions for protecting mining and refining equipment compared with other material families such as HD, UHMWPE, acetals – which generally need to be glued, bolted or attached via other methods.
Versatility with no seams or fasteners needed
The flexibility of polyurethane allows our team to expertly cast or completely cover steel or other metallic components with the material, achieving the strongest possible bond and often creating a mechanical connection without any seams or fasteners which are naturally the point of compromise.
What polyurethane solutions can Richmond help with?
For businesses involved in mining and refining, our design and engineering team can manufacture made-to-order solutions such as:
- wear, impact and noise protection products
- pipe protection linings/coatings
- hot cast polyurethane linings
- coatings rings, rotors and stators
- impellers, nozzles and diffusers
- spigots and cyclone spigots
- ore screw washing blades and rotary scrubbers
Expert service and repair team
Our team can also manufacture, service and repair all manner of general purpose mining and refining consumables such as conveyor pulleys, conveyor rollers, cable belt conveyor rollers and cable belt tensioning rollers. conveyor scrapers, conveyor pulley lagging, wipers and many other pieces of equipment.