At a glance
FPES is an Australian owned and operated hydraulic, mechanical and electrical powerhouse which has been supporting the industry for the best part of 30 years.
FPES take pride in supporting our clients and partners and our ethos truly is “People & Partnerships”.
One of our trusted, globally recognized OEM partners in the mining space came to FPES with a very specific set of issues. In order to workshop test critical components from their underground mining equipment, they had to utilize several areas of their substantial workshop as well as using multiple pieces of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical equipment.
Of course, this was leading to time delays, planning issues, cost overruns as well as very obvious safety concerns. In addition, our client felt that they couldn’t showcase this service to the general market and the perception was that there was a risk of losing the business to a competitor.
Working closely with our client for an extended period to ensure the technicalities of the brief were met, FPES designed and built an application specific hydraulic test bench with state-of-the-art on-board controls, data monitoring and analytics.
The test bench had to allow the client to simulate in-field conditions, including temperature and oil viscosity. 14 different functions had to be electronically tested and the risk of oil contamination from the component meant attention had to be paid to filtration, cooling and oil condition monitoring.