A selection of projects including;

  • Specialised Exhaust Gas Handling
  • Pole Re-butting Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Paper Industry
  • Screen Printing Industry
  • Petroleum Industry
  • Crematoria Industry
  • Train wash/water recycling

Specialised Exhaust Gas Handling

Engineering and manufacture of specialised exhaust gas diverter valves for use with absorption chillers for mining/industrial applications.

Pole Re-butting

Engineering, manufacture and commissioning of cutting edge in-situ power pole re-butting equipment.

Transportation

Austeng have engineered and manufactured a range of custom transportation trailers, canopies and truck bodies.  Recent projects include a custom trailer  towed by an RV to carry a car, a boat and two motorbikes.  A hydraulic upper level houses the boat and  the addition of an electric wheel drive system allows the trailer to be parked without the RV attached.

Paper Industry Projects

  • Automatic robotics paper stacking and baling equipment for A.P.M Maryvale
  • Paper reel splitter for A.P.M. Maryvale and Wesleyvale
  • Oven system to cure complex extruded rubber section

Screen Printing Industry Projects

A variety of specialist Drying equipment for Intergraphic Technologies Pty. Ltd. incorporating Ultra Violet, Infra Red and Forced Convection. These dryers are conveyorised and designed to meet clients production needs.
Self contained, totally enclosed Screen Wash Facility used in the printing industry. This machine cleans ink from print screens up to 3.0 x 2.0 m and also removes the photo-image stencil. The demand for this equipment was generated by the latest O.H & S and Environmental Regulations.

Petroleum Industry Projects

Special purpose, self propelled, hydraulic hoist/crane unit designed to install and remove for service 77.5 tonne cooling vessels beneath the catalytic cracker for Shell Refinery in Geelong.


Custom designed, fan motor transportation and lifting trolley.  Our innovative design overcome floor grating point loading problems encountered with existing equipment and the hydraulic lifting system increased operational safety for maintenance personnel.

 

Manufacture of customised Furnace Coil Bundle Puller to comply with Australian Standards to support clients proprietary bundle puller used to extract 30 tonne bundle and being the first time this process has been used in Australia.

Crematoria Industry Projects

Manufacture and installation of Newton Cremators in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Hobart, Geelong, Brisbane and New Zealand as well as ancillary equipment.
More details of our crematoria products can be found in the expanded section on Crematoria Projects.

Train Wash/Water Recycling

Manufacture and installation of specialised train washing equipment including brushing units, water sprayers, water treatment and recycling equipment.

Austeng manufactures machines for making prefabricated trusses of all shapes and sizes. All the machines use hydraulic presses to press nail plates into precut softwood or hardwood.

Strut Runner Press

The Strut Runner is a machine to make floor trusses. The travelling press head moves down a track/pressing table, over the top of a truss to be pressed. The operator lowers the press head anywhere required. Table length can be varied to suit. Standard length is approximately 15m.

Automatic Truss Stacker

Automatically sorts and stacks trusses into specific job lots after they have been manufactured whilst removing manual handling operations and ensuring optimization of space.

Jack Jig

The Jack Jig pictured above makes roofing trusses for pitches between 5° and 45° at a production rate of around 1 truss/minute. The operator loads in the timber and presses the start button. Everything else is automatic until the timber has to be moved. The jack jig has pneumatic brakes on all the press heads, has a winding mechanism to aid pitch adjustment, pneumatic timber stops, and is fitted with industrial drag chains to contain all the pneumatic hosing that clutters the floor.

Table Press

Our unique table press is only 250mm high for ease of set-up and unloading. The press is hydraulic on a large base used for pressing trusses of any size. The press width is approximately 2 m and the length of the table is approximately 5 m. The press head moves on powered rollers, and the operator rides on the press head to operate the machine.

Foundry Furnace Charging Systems

Austeng has developed the most accurate and advanced furnace charging system yet. Metal is delivered to the furnaces in the correct amounts to produce the required alloy without recharging. Additives to create different alloys can be added directly into the furnace, or into a transfer ladle to improve additive recovery rates. The system is fully automatic, and comes complete with its own SCADA system.

The advantages both in energy savings, material costs and manual handling reductions as well as health and safety improvements are impressive.

Casting Shakeouts

Austeng has manufactured a range of fully automatic vibratory shakeout machines to remove castings sand deposits in castings, from basic engine blocks to contorted manifold shapes. All the machinery is sound insulated, and fully enclosed to prevent operator ingress.

Austeng has access to a wide range of metering and dispensing systems through their recent technology partnership with well-known and respected European manufacturer 2KM.

Austeng dispensing solutions in Australia

Austeng has access to a wide range of metering and dispensing systems through their recent technology partnership with well-known and respected European manufacturer 2KM.

2KM (2 Komponenten Maschinebau) has over 35 years experience in this industry and is a family company originating in Germany. It is renowned for innovative, robust, reliable and user friendly solutions to the application of reactive polymeramic solutions. Austeng works with the U.K 2Km office as its direct partner. Our contact there is Rob McLaren who has over 22 years experience in the industry.

This gives Austeng access to an unrivalled range of machines and systems to meet the needs of the modern production environment in the 21st century. This coupled with Austeng’s ability to engineer solutions means that customer’s equipment can be tailored to their special commercial and engineering requirements.

The relationship started in 1995 when a large filter manufacturer had a unique challenge and 2KM’s dispensing equipment coupled with Austeng’s flair for solutions and mechanical design and ability to integrate all three produced a bespoke solution.

Currently systems are being installed to ensure the Australian market is enjoying the benefits of modern up-to date technology in the diverse fields of composites, pultrusion and laminating

We are currently dispensing solutions in:

  • vac-forming tools
  • pultrusion
  • bonding
  • mould tools for prestige yacht manufacture

Austeng – your partner in providing engineering solutions

Contact Us

Product Information
www.2km.co.uk

Chat to Marcus Cowie, General Manager
Phone 0403 162 624

GFR GEOPOLYMERS BRIDGES ARE HERE!

It was certainly well worth the wait – the glass fibre reinforced geopolymer bridges (100 years plus maintenance free) have arrived!
Great collaboration with Rocla Australia, City of Greater Geelong, Deakin University and Inconmat.

These bridges deliver not only huge environmental benefits but also many the novel combined materials used have many superior qualities vis-à-vis cement including the avoidance of concrete cancer.

These bridges represent a vision into the future of pre-cast concrete as they do not container any OPC (cement) or steel and are designed to last over 100 years.

Geopolymer Bridges Brochure

City of Greater Geelong Construction Time Lapse Footage 

Drone Footage of GFR Bridges

Drone Footage of GFR Bridges #2

Geelong Addy 260421 ‘Bridging Gap to Greener Building’

Radio Interview with Ross George

Development

City of Greater Geelong, Austeng Nth Geelong . Fiber Reinforced Geopolymer pedestrian bridge demonstration.Cogg’s Chris Marston , Luke Smith , Austeng , Ross George, Austeng and Aaron McGlade from Cogg on the Bridge

Austeng, along with successful consortia partners Rocla and Deakin University are the successful tenderers in the City of Greater Geelong tender for two 100 year maintenance-free pedestrian bridges in a pioneering procurement for innovation process.

The bridges are being constructed with Geopolymer material and reinforced by fibre reinforcing rods comprising a host of structural and environmental benefits thus ensuring that ‘concrete cancer’ won’t eventuate.

It is intended that once these bridges are installed they will then be rolled out nationally.

Geelong Advertiser 010719 Concrete success set to beam ’em up

Geelong Advertiser 160320 New way to beat bridge’s acid soil

Geelong Advertiser Business 130720 Austeng tests 100-year maintenance free bridge

Geelong Advertiser 130720 Tests prove bridge has been made to last

Austeng is pleased to be part of Viridi Innovation’s commercialisation journey to take their technology transforming grape marc and seed (leftover from the wine production process) and transform them into grape seed extract, a highly sought after ingredient in the Australian nutraceutical industry.

See Fight Food Waste CRC:  Turning wine industry waste into premium products 180520

See @AuManufacturing article Hitting the Marc: Australian work aims to salvage value from winery waste

Austeng is proud to be partnering with TCI to manufacture and export to the Canada and the U.S. an industrial hemp decorticator (that separates and processes stalk into hurd and fibre) thereby establishing technology that solves a 10,000 year old challenge in the industry.

http://www.textilecomposite.industries/

Geelong Advertiser 10/06/19

Geelong Advertiser 10/06/19

 

Geelong Advertiser 11/06/14

TCI D8 Decorticator

 

Congratulations to Formflow on it’s continuing journey with its bending technology set to disrupt the construction industry.

Austeng is delighted to be a part of the Formflow story.

Formflow and Austeng has featured in Engineers Australia magazine ‘Create’ under the title “Mind Over Metal” relating to a new Australian metal forming innovation – see the full article Mind Over Metal

For more information visit formflow.net.au

Austeng has collaborated with Capricorn Power to run successful trials to support the technical development of what is potentially the world’s most efficient heat to electricity generation system, based on a theoretically proven flow-sheet.  The “Barton Engine” turns customers waste heat into low cost electricity thereby reducing emissions.

Applications include primary energy sources from renewables (biomass, geothermal, solar-thermal), methane flare gas (waste recovery treatment, rubbish heaps) and waste heat recovery from industrial processes.

Design is currently underway for a 20kW prototype.

See Capricorn Power Brochure

Former treasurer to head energy project Geelong Advertiser 17/8

For further information contact Ross George or visit www.capricornpower.com.au

MARINE GANGWAY

Austeng recently designed and fabricated two novel Marine Gangways for Geelong tug company Engage Marine.  These gangways were designed with the following features:

  • Concrete counterweight with integrated forklift pockets, allowing for easy relocation anywhere on the wharf thereby providing great flexibility, deployment efficiency and eliminating the requirement for fixed installation provisions in the wharf infrastructure.
  • Safe personnel access in high and low tides via innovative anti-slip curved step profiles on the hinged ladder with integrated AS compliant handrails.
  • Lightweight Aluminium retractable ladder allowing compact storage and maintaining clear vessel birthing spaces.  The lightweight ladder is easily operable by a single operator.
  • Vessel access efficiency is provided by the 3m canit-lever access platform, eliminating the requirement for Engage Marine personnel to wear PFD whilst accessing vessels.

This is another great example of Austeng’s specialised Aluminium welding capabilities.

Indee and Pardoo of Engage Marine were grateful for Austeng’s ‘Dedication, excellence in design and build quality” noting “From initial consultation, through to design and manufacture, it was clear that Austeng had a high level of commitment to providing a first class product” and that “The follow up support post-delivery was second to none”.

Austeng has established a reputation for our specialist Aluminium welding (TIG and MIG) services.

Power Distribution Industry

Our services are routinely relied upon by a number of Electrical Network Providers to ensure infrastructure upgrades and maintenance shutdown works are completed to the highest standard with a commitment to project safety and timely delivery.  Austeng has extensive experience in the assembly and erection of electrical bus bars and associated components using Electropar cast Aluminium fittings, we can also custom fabricate components as required.

Maritime Applications

High quality Aluminium welding is required in maritime applications where a watertight junction is critical.  Geelong marine service providers and boating enthusiasts have been relying on our experience and skilled personnel for many years to keep them afloat.

Engage Marine depended on our Aluminium welding abilities to deliver two innovative canti-levered and counter-balanced Marine Access Gangways.  See Marine Gangway for project highlights.

Aluminium Vehicle Repairs and Fabrication

Austeng can provide minor or major repairs, fabrication and modification  to heavy haulage and domestic Aluminium Trailers.

Custom Fabrication

When a lightweight but strong structure is required, rely on our wealth of knowledge to ensure your project delivery.

Mobile Aluminium Access Platforms for the Rail Industry.

Mobile Aluminium Access Platforms for the Rail Industry

Aluminium Wind Turbine Hub Assembly

Aluminium Wind Turbine Hub Assembly

Custom Engineered Aluminium Crane Work Platform

Custom Engineered Aluminium Crane Work Platform

Custom Petroleum Industry Access Platform

Custom Petroleum Industry Access Platform

Over the last three years we have been working with the Renewable Energy Solutions Pty. Ltd. (RESA) team to develop, refine and manufacture their innovative, efficient and virtually silent Eco Whisper Turbine (EWT 625).  This exciting new development in green energy is designed to off-set small to large energy requirements for manufacturing and industrial sites, urban development and rural sites and in revolutionising green energy.  (See attached link to presentation by Lyn George of Austeng to Geelong Manufacturing Council or link to www.ecowhisper.com.au).

Background to Process

  • Initial referral from ICN
    • Reputation as innovative, flexible and multi-skilled
  • 1st Stage
    • Part of multi-disciplinary Team “brain storming” ideas.  Experts covering:-
      • Generator development and supply
      • Engineering/design/certification
      • Power inverter and grid connection
      • Manufacture
      • Foundations and engineering
      • Installation and erection
  • 2nd Stage
    • Manufacture first production prototype
  • 3rd Stage
    • Testing and certification
  • 4th Stage
    • Production of first commercial models located at Tullamarine.

Over the last 18 months we have undertaken further work with RESA on a smaller version (EWT 325) that will suit smaller rural and domestic sites.

Article Geelong Advertiser 24/5/2012
Article Herald Sun 7/3/12
Article Geelong Times 9/11/2011
Article Geelong Advertiser 2/8/2011

“GREEN TRANSFER PROJECT” PIXEL DISPLAY – CITY OF MELBOURNE

As a result of a competition run by the City of Melbourne promoting innovative new public artwork that responds to the sustainability of a building, ARUP Infomatics conceived “The Green Transfer” Project.

Their proposal for a sculptural, changeable programmable facade employs 560 pixels in the form of sections of recycled street signs.  The Green Project will use data from the building (located in Spencer St, West Melbourne) to communicate environmental stewardship and discourage unsustainable lifestyle choices.

The challenge for Austeng was to turn this concept into reality by creating a cost efficient, workable system comprising integrated controls and wiring panel whereby each “pixel” is controlled by a servo motor as well as multiple small assemblies  to turn each assembly “on” or “off”.  Installation and commissioning is expected in February 2014.

When commissioned the public will be able to access a website and webcam and switch pixels to create changing images/design on the display.  During working hours the display will be regulated to control light and shade on the west side of the building.

Strut Runner Press

The Strut Runner is a machine to make floor trusses. The travelling press head moves down a track/pressing table, over the top of a truss to be pressed. The operator lowers the press head anywhere required. Table length can be varied to suit. Standard length is approximately 15m.

Automatic Truss Stacker

Automatically sorts and stacks trusses into specific job lots after they have been manufactured whilst removing manual handling operations and ensuring optimization of space.

Jack Jig

The Jack Jig pictured above makes roofing trusses for pitches between 5° and 45° at a production rate of around 1 truss/minute. The operator loads in the timber and presses the start button. Everything else is automatic until the timber has to be moved. The jack jig has pneumatic brakes on all the press heads, has a winding mechanism to aid pitch adjustment, pneumatic timber stops, and is fitted with industrial drag chains to contain all the pneumatic hosing that clutters the floor.

Table Press

Our unique table press is only 250mm high for ease of set-up and unloading. The press is hydraulic on a large base used for pressing trusses of any size. The press width is approximately 2 m and the length of the table is approximately 5 m. The press head moves on powered rollers, and the operator rides on the press head to operate the machine.

Automotive Industry

Facility to automatically fettle Crankshafts, Camshafts and Manifolds using 6 axis robots for Ford Motor Co. Our function was to provide load stations, grippers, laser gauging, unload station and reject chutes and most importantly the global control to co-ordinate the complete system.Since then a further facility has been developed that fully automates fettling in the area of engine blocks to remove variability of results, minimise OH&S issues as well as make the process more efficient. We believe this achievement is a world first.

Automatic Charge Metal and Additive Loading Systems for the Melt Furnaces in the Ford and G.M.H Foundries. These systems are completely remotely controlled and can deliver the charge and various alloys and elements to an accuracy of 200 grams (± 6 sigma on metal analysis).

Computer controlled automatic Additives Charging System to provide a high throughput of accurately weighed materials against a series of predetermined recipes but automatically corrected for melter analysis. Used at Ford Casting Plant.This system was upgraded in 2006 and incorporated various refinements including small area scanners and a curved vibratory conveyor system which loads and unloads in different orientations.

Design and build a core paint machine for Ford involving a fully automatic production process painting machine to apply a heat conductive coating to the entry ports of a manifold sand core.

Designing and building a fully automatic Rear Chassis Transfer System having the capability to position large pressed steel components in a number of accurate positions ready for robotics spot welding.

Casting Impregnators for the Ford Motor Company, Nissan, B.T.R and Teknicast Sen B.H.D., Kuala Lumpur.

Robotics P.V.C coating and Heat Setting Line for the Ford Motor Company of Australia.

Series of assembly stations for the assembly of fuel tankers for Mitsubishi. The use of robotics automated a job that had been previously done by spot welding.

Automotive Support Industry

An oven to cure complex extruded rubber sections incorporating accurate speed control, thermal expansion and a decrease in emissions. The oven was over 42 metres long with six different zones.

High uniformity paint and laminate curing gas fired oven used in the manufacture and repair of aircraft components at Aerospace Technologies of Australia.

Manufacture of gas fired powder coating ovens and automated powder coating production lines.

Filter curing Ovens for removal of alcohol and the curing of phenolics in filter paper.

Automated multi product storage and retrievable facility for Dunlop Batteries

Automated Wash, Rinse, Drying, Spray Painting and Paint Drying Line to process 30,000 spin-on filters per shift for G.U.D Ltd.

Computer controlled automated Foam Cutting Facility for Dunlop Flexible Foams

Pumps and piping for bulk handling of high viscosity approx. 30,000 cps PVC sealer for the automotive industry.

An electric oven to cure adhesives on plastic moulded door trims.

  • In conjunction with our client EDI we developed a train wash station which minimised the use of water during the wash-down process for trains.
  • This staged project developed a cost effective method of filtering and sterilising the “wash” water (taking out the containment and producing potable water) as well as storing the sterilised water.
  • Extensive research and development was necessary to firstly identify the various containments and to develop a sterilisation method to eliminate them all.
  • The resulting design involved a compact skid-mounted unit to house the technology.
  • Given the batch process extensive effort was required in the decontamination process to develop correct resonance times, flow rates, treatment times and pressures to be used.
  • The train wash water recycling project is now working well in multiple sites.

Manufacture of customised Lifting Frame to comply with Australian Standards to support clients proprietary bundle puller used to extract 30 tonne bundle and being the first time this process has been used in Australia.

Testimonial from client

“We used the frame to pull the first of the 3 Furnace Coil Bundles today with outstanding success.  All components worked as anticipated and our client’s management are”over the moon”, especially at the speed it happened and being the first time ever done in Australia this way.  Cannot express enough gratitude working with you guys on the project to achieve the results we have”.

   –  Paul Wilson

       Contract Resources

Ovens

With over 30 years experience in manufacturing ovens and associated equipment we are well placed to offer the best in technology for any application.

  • Battery Plate Drying
  • Textile Drying
  • Batch Drying or Curing
  • Automotive Filter Drying
  • Aluminium Ageing
  • Paint Drying Ovens
  • Powder Coating
  • Food Drying (Grain, Fruit, Copra etc)
  • Conveyorised Pizza Ovens
  • Rubber Extrusion Curing
  • Foam Rubber Drying
  • Plastic Mono-Filament Ovens
  • After Burners
  • Core Drying

Specific examples include:-

Ageing oven for Alcan Australia to age aluminium in 20 tonne batches. This oven is gas fired with reversing air flows and adjustable program temperature profiles. This has considerably reduced ageing times and running costs.

Manufacture of gas fired powder coating ovens and automated powder coating production lines for G.U.D Ltd.

Filter curing Ovens for removal of alcohol and the curing of phenolics in filter paper for G.U.D Ltd.

A copra dryer incorporating a new method of extracting moisture from copra using recycled heat resulting in not only greatly reduced fuel consumption but also a more stable process and improved product quality.

Conveyors

Austeng has manufactured a range of purpose built, site specific, heavy duty, robust conveyors used to transfer castings at various stages of the manufacturing process. Automatic load and unloading mechanisms can also be incorporated to suit your requirements.

An example is a series of baggage conveyors for Avalon Airport comprising checkout conveyors with load cells and weight readout and operating logic to sequence the system and minimise collision of baggage.

Another example is a tile stacker comprising an automatic conveyor system with the robot pushing up the tiles from the tile making machine (extruder) and loading them into stillages located on the conveyor. This minimises manual handling issues including finger prints left on tiles.

Container Tippers

We manufacture specialised container handling devices which can be fitted as its end to enable filling the container with low density goods to maximise container weight and minimise shipping costs.

Concrete Sleeper Making Equipment

Various items of concrete sleeper making equipment for Austrak Pty Ltd in relation to iron ore railway lines in W.A. and the Darwin-Alice Springs railway lines. These include saws, casting machines, transfer cars and wire trolleys.

Car Carrying Trailers

Car carrying trailers with a capacity to carry 8 vehicles up to a SUV size.

Dry Fire Module

Complies with police operating procedures dealing with regular firing of hand-guns.

Batt Packer

Automated process of packing polyester insulation batts at high speed as well as unitizing them (compressing packed bags and inserting them into sleeves for transport).

Spa Flipper

An automated system for inverting various shaped and sized spa pools during the manufacturing process. Has general application.

Train Wash

A recycled wash station for trains. Very relevant where water restrictions apply.

Car Crusher – Scrap Metal Industry

Mobile compactor chiefly used for cars, to facilitate ease of transport and processing.

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