If you run heavy equipment or machinery, you know that downtime can be an enormous financial drain on your business. When something goes wrong, it’s tempting to just throw more money at the problem and hope it goes away. However, that can lead to expensive repairs that don’t address the underlying issues in your equipment or machinery – issues that may arise again if they aren’t addressed properly. For better uptime, you need HMG machining services to take care of any problems and keep them from coming back in the future.
There are ways you can prevent unplanned downtime in your machines and heavy equipment:
1. Perform a monthly inspection of hydraulic cylinder
The hydraulic cylinder is often the most integral part of heavy industrial machinery. Properly inspecting it can prevent breakdowns and malfunctions.
2. Check the Heavy Industry Equipment for Wear and Tear
As the heavy industry equipment breaks down, minor issues could quickly turn into major repairs or expensive replacements. Keeping a watchful eye on your heavy industry equipment can help you find potential problems before they become an issue.
3. Prevent Spills
Heavy industry equipment operates in areas that are often wet with oil and fluids, so spills should be prevented at all costs.
4. Replace Parts Quickly
If the heavy industry equipment has any parts that need replacing, don’t wait for them to break before ordering new ones! Replacing parts as soon as possible will extend their life span and save the time and money required to maintain heavy machinery.
HMG can help reduce unplanned downtime
We specialize in hydraulic repair for the high-volume, complex machinery and heavy industry equipment that keep your operation running. We want your equipment back up and running smoothly as soon as possible.
1) Quality and Safety
HMG’s quality, safety and environmental management systems are accredited to international standards.
At HMG, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all. Founded on the belief that all incidents and injuries can be prevented, our health and safety program was developed in accordance with ISO 45001:2018 and is subject to regular third party audits to ensure standards are maintained on all jobs.
We adhere to the highest standards and regimes in our industry and observe a culture of continuous improvement and are constantly improving our technologies. HMG’s quality management system is accredited to ISO 9001: 2015. We are also one of the few Australian engineering companies that is certified with the American Petroleum Institute’s world leading Q1 standard and adhering to the Q2 standard.
HMG is supported by a first-class environmental system which ensures we comply with ISO 14001:2015, all relevant laws and regulations and assists us to go further than the law requires. At all times, we operate in a manner that protects the natural environment and social surroundings, preserves biodiversity, prevents pollution and minimises waste.
2) Door-to-door Freight Capability
HMG’s geographical footprint is now expanding as more and more companies from our region call on our advanced capabilities to reduce their downtime and maintenance costs. We service companies in every state and territory in Australia as well as Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and New Zealand.
Our in-depth understanding of all modes of intercontinental transport including road and rail, airfreight and seafreight, ensures parts are delivered to and from some of the world’s most remote sites in the safest, fastest and most cost-effective way possible. Our custom built shipping stand protect your asset with out compliant load restraint design.
3) Our Large Range of Capabilities
Engineering and Manufacturing
At our 4,000m2 state-of-the-art machine shop in Brisbane, HMG provides companies throughout the Asia Pacific region with a single source for their computer numerical control (CNC) machining, reverse engineering, drilling, grinding, boring, turning and milling requirements. We can take your project from start to finish, ensuring it meets the ISO 9001:2015 Standard.
Be prepared, have a replacement equipment on-site ready to go when your current equipment is in the final third of its life.
Blasting, Stripping and Inspection
Our large workshop allows our experienced blasters and painters to work in a controlled environment, limiting the chances of defects getting into the finished product. Our extensive range of inspection benches enables HMG to safely and efficiently disassemble and inspect your equipment. For every job, we follow a detailed disassembly, inspection and specification procedure before aligning the most appropriate engineering solution to your cost and time parameters.
If your equipment is needing repairing earlier than planned then it may not be being used correctly. This will show up in the inspection blasting, stripping and inspection process.
HMG has grown to become one of the world’s most trusted names in hard chromium electro-plating, arc spraying and high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) spraying, cylindrical grinding, and polishing. Our company has a reputation for providing best of breed outcomes for companies operating in mining, construction, oil and gas and other heavy industries.
HMG’s 3,000m2 chroming facility in Brisbane is accredited to the most stringent international standards for quality, safety and the environment. We have the capacity to handle jobs of all sizes from a small component only a few centimetres long to the largest hydraulic excavator ram currently operating globally.
Assembling and Testing
Our pressure testing experts offers you a realm of experience to ensure your heavy machinery and fixed plant equipment is safe, compliant and productive. Our state-of-the-art high pressure testing equipment and experienced engineers are able to evaluate various hydraulic equipment and systems. These may include hydraulic cylinder assemblies, control valves, rotary joints / actuators, stack tubes / pipes and hoses. All our testing can be supported with pressure chart records and fluid cleanliness reports.
Painting and Packing
Our large workshop allows our experienced painters to work in a controlled environment, limiting the chances of defects within the finished product. HMG remains at the forefront of technology and are adept at the selection and application of high performance coating systems such as polyureas, elastomers and specialist wear resistant coatings.