Fenner Conveyors, a Michelin Group Company, celebrated the grand opening of “K3,” its third Siempelkamp plant at its Kwinana, Western Australia, facility last month.
The conveyor manufacturer already housed two of the world’s largest steel cord press lines, both made by Siempelkamp, at the facility. The commissioning of K3 increases Fenner’s steel cord conveyor belt capacity a further 40%.
Siempelkamp’s scope of supply included the whole production line. A multi-cylinder press provides outstanding pressure distribution during the full curing process. Siempelkamp officials noted that the technology enables Fenner “to cure conveyor belts from 5 mm to 50 mm thickness, providing a unique process accuracy and stability which cannot be achieved with other, traditional press concepts.”
“At Fenner Conveyors, we hold the quality of our products in the highest regard, which is why we invested in the latest technology in conveyor belt manufacturing,” said Hong Koh, general manager – Manufacturing at Fenner Conveyors.
“Siempelkamp is industry-leading in belt manufacturing equipment. Their technology provides us with enhanced visibility over the manufacturing process.”
The new press line was part of a A$23.5 million expansion to the Kwinana facility to grow Fenner’s conveyor belt production to meet the increasing demand in Western Australia.