Our Capabilities

With over 40 years in the mining industry, we understand the challenges of the modern mine.

Cutting-edge engineering, a data-based testing protocol, and a passionate team drive our relentless pursuit of innovation.

Zero Harm and the Highest Quality Standards

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Zero Harm is at our core. We are deeply committed to creating a work environment that’s free from injury. From monthly safety themes, ongoing safety training, and site inspections, we do everything in our power to keep our people safe.

Our commitment to safety extends to our customers by developing equipment designs, installation guides, and software that supports the safe operation of mining equipment.

CR ISO Certification

CR has an Integrated Management System (IMS), including Healthy, Safety, Environment and Quality, and is certified to ISO 45001:2018, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 9001:2018.

These achievements are thanks to the strong commitment from everyone on our team, who hold themselves to the highest standards and are always looking for ways to improve our safety culture.

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As part of our customer-first approach, we have a robust quality assurance program in place to ensure that our products and support are always exceeding customer expectations.

Our systematic approach to audits and verifications starts with external ISO audits and flows down to frontline leaders to conduct safety and quality inspections.

We take a layered approach to risk management, from personal risk to operational and enterprise risks. We use tools like JHAs (job hazard analysis) and Workplace Risk Assessment and Control (WRAC). Our monitoring programs are measured through monthly reporting.

Legendary On-Site Support

Our original i3R (Inspect, Record, Report, Recommend) ethos set a standard in mining equipment monitoring. Now digitalized via X-Calibre, our core approach remains the same.

Inspect: Your dedicated site account manager regularly inspects all CR equipment for wear and maintenance issues

Record: The inspection data is recorded.

Report: Customers are provided with a detailed report of actionable operational insights.

Recommend: We identify key areas for performance growth and preventative maintenance development.

We’re on site as much as our customers need us to be, ensuring that we intimately understand their mining conditions and operational needs. It’s all about building a collaborative partnership with our customers, as their success is our success.

X-Calibre was born from our i3R ethos and is the next evolution, enabling us to deliver the same high level of service to all customers, no matter where they are in the world.

Advanced Engineering Software

We use advanced and emerging computer-aided engineering (CAE) technologies, including finite element analysis (FEA) and discrete element modeling (DEM), coupled with real field data from strain gauges and digital monitoring systems to create sophisticated computer models of our mining equipment.

These technologies allow us to precisely model how components will react to the stress of different digging conditions and forces to identify and eliminate failure points.

FEA Engineering Software Model

Scale Testing

Scale testing is a critical way that we validate our designs. It’s a testing protocol we use to scale down real-world scenarios to test new technologies quickly, reliably, and accurately.

Our Titan 3330 payload optimization system records scale testing results in real-time, giving us a comprehensive view of what’s going on with the machine during digging.

Scale testing allows us to test designs and get results without putting mine site operations at risk. It means we can confidently provide an end solution that is the absolute optimized approach for our customers.

Lidar

Our experience with Lidar dates back to the late 1990s with a joint project between CSIRO and NASA. Our test equipment and scale mining facilities were part of experiments with automated draglines for a project exploring mining on the moon. Part of this technology was later commercialized as our DTM 3650 digital terrain mapping.

Lidar provides an essential building block for autonomous systems, situational awareness, and improved maintenance monitoring systems, and forms a key part of our technology stack.

Manufacturing and Fabrication

We’re proud to manufacture many of our products in our Australian casting foundry and fabrication facilities.

We cast the world’s largest single-piece cast lips in our Maryborough foundry, using industry-leading methods and minimized environmental impact.

Our two fabrication centers in Mackay and Tomago offer a range of fabrication services, from simple weld repairs to complete dragline rigging refurbishments.

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