Posts Categorized: Case Studies

Omega Shovel Undercarriages

The Challenge Upgrade our current undercarriage technology to continue to perform better and last longer than industry standards. When L&H designed, engineered, and manufactured the first Omega undercarriage, our goal was to provide our customers with an assembly that would perform better and last significantly longer than industry standards, dramatically decreasing their machine downtime, as… Read more »

Bucket Wheel Excavator

THE CHALLENGE Rebuilding a defunct bucket wheel excavator into a higher-performance machine At an inland port in Superior, Wisconsin, one of BNSF Railway’s three bucket wheel excavators, used to load taconite (low-grade iron ore) on ships, had been out of service for many years because parts were no longer available for the 50-year-old machine. Anticipating… Read more »

NASA Crawler-Transporter 2

THE CHALLENGE Upgrading one-of-a-kind undercarriages on the world’s largest self-powered land vehicles The U.S. National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) needed to upgrade one of the twin Crawler Transporters, the largest self-powered land vehicles on Earth, to carry a new generation of bigger, more powerful rockets and spacecraft to and from the launch pad at Kennedy… Read more »

L&H Industrial Rebuilds Taconite Reclaimer

Heavy equipment repair specialists complete a different type of project with tight timeline By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief Repairing draglines, electric shovels and mills, L&H Industrial has refurbished many pieces of large mining machinery. A little less than two years ago, the BNSF Railway, a customer familiar with L&H’s experience with heavy maintenance projects, approached them… Read more »

L&H Industrial Works on Project in Conjunction with NASA

L&H Industrial is currently working on a large manufacturing and equipment repair project from QinetiQ North America (QNA) on behalf of the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA). This project includes the machining and onsite assembly of components for Crawler Transporter #2, which will be a part of future space missions launched from Kennedy Space Center… Read more »

4100 XPB Boom Shipped to Mexico

A 4100 XPB Boom was just shipped to a copper mine in Mexico and was fully designed, engineered and manufactured by L&H Industrial. Enhancements include: Replaceable rub rail Larger forged boom points and larger forged boom feet which moves welds farther back for more strength Increased thickness of the shipper shaft boss to reduce cracking… Read more »

L&H Omega Snubber Results of Six-Month Trial Period

L&H has utilized its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities to design the L&H Omega snubber that enhances the shovel dipper. This unique snubber system assists in the opening and closing of the dipper door, making for a smooth operation and has been proven to reduce maintenance costs to the dipper, dipper door and even the… Read more »