Metso buys Davies Wear Plate

Metso Outotec has added a fastener and wear plate monitoring technology capability through its acquisition of Australian company Davies Wear Plate for an undisclosed sum.
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Davies Wear Plate installation

The acquired technology includes fasteners with a locking mechanism that does not require traditional studs and nuts, making for faster, safer maintenance work.

The fasteners are also set flush with the wear plate, making them less susceptible to wear.

There is also a wear monitoring technology in the Davies suite that provides a real-time forecast of wear and expected liner change-out timing.

Davies also supplies wear plate.

The monitoring solution can be fitted to any metallic or ceramic liner independent of attachment systems.

The technology is already used by major mining companies Rio Tinto, BHP and Fortescue Metals Group.

Metso Outotec president of consumables Sami Takluoma said the acquisition supported the entire wear lining value chain.

"We are eager to introduce these advanced solutions globally to our customers,' he said.

Davies Wear Plate Systems founder Brian Davies said the company had been improving its offering for years and had received good feedback from its customers in Australia.

"Our products are ready to be rolled out to the global mining market," he said.

Davies sales in the 2019-20 financial year were A$17 million.

It has about 30 employees, an office in Malaga, Perth and an operation facility in Esperance, Western Australia