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Reduce lifetime costs and deliver safer, simpler and smarter outcomes for coal operations.

Deliver safer, smarter optimisations for ROM handling

Global ingenuity and Australian-based engineering design capabilities has given us the ability to be responsive to your needs and provide world-leading solutions to today’s coal processing operation requirements.

We can help you to optimise your plant by modifying or upgrading your existing equipment to give you faster access, shorter shut periods, lower risk and greater ROI.

For instance, we recently designed a new front access door on one of our local customer’s existing ROM feeder breaker. This access door doubled as a work platform for accessing the breaker head and drive shaft.

This simple optimisation saved hundreds of man-hours per year and offered a much safer way to carry out maintenance.

Wet crushing of coal at a fraction of the cost

Every coal operation is unique, so it helps to have an OEM partner that really gets your needs. You will get the most value from your systems by having an OEM that works with the site operational staff and designs equipment locally for your specific environment and needs. It’s how you can do your best work, and how we do ours at McLanahan.

One of our valued customers operates in an extremely challenging environment using a wet crushing and sizing circuit. By working closely with their team, we were able to design wet coal sizers using standard components coupled with innovative sealing arrangements to deliver a vastly superior circuit.

McLanahan wet sizers delivered significantly higher operating life coupled with enormous cost savings, year on year.

Ensure equipment is robust and reliable to drive productivity

When coal prices are low, it’s essential to maximise the performance of your assets. Our customers are constantly looking to improve their operations and we believe OEM’s need to be on the same path, if not one step ahead. We keep our finger on the pulse of our customer’s needs and continually contribute to improving their operations by having local design teams situated close to their sites.

For example, McLanahan designed a new crushing segment for one of our valued customers in the Gunnedah basin after discussing the need to stretch mean-time between changeouts. The new design incorporated a patented carbide impregnated tooth with a much simpler way to remove and replace crushing segments without removing the sizer shaft.

The outcome? Double the crusher segment life and reduced replacement time.

Ask us about our carbide impregnated segments.

You need local OEM support for the life of your plant

Who is supporting you when you need it the most?

Brad Peterkin has been working with our coal customers for over 10 years and personally knows our customer’s sites because he spends time travelling to them and listening to our customer’s challenges.

While McLanahan is backed by almost 200 years of global experience, our approach is targeted locally. Our goal is to ensure we can support our coal customers and their systems over their lifetime through our own local engineering, design, service and support staff that are situated close to their sites.

We pride ourselves on providing professional support and fast response times from local people, just like Brad, who really know how to deliver results for your plant and meet your needs.

Contact McLanahan Support
Tel: (02) 49 248 248
Email: customerservice@mclanahan.com.au

Find out more about the equipment McLanahan’s has designed for the coal industry

Our equipment is designed in Australia by our local team of engineers, tailored to the local market and undergoes a rigorous research and continuous improvement process so that your business’ systems operate optimally for productivity and profitability.

Our systems are designed to be durable, reliable, safe and efficient over their lifetime, so that you can enjoy a lower total cost of your ownership and operation, minimised downtime and reduced man-hours.

Our Equipment


Great work is only possible through great clients. We thank our clients for allowing us to work on streamlining their business through smart processing solutions.

Armstrong Coal

“We were in need of a system that would size the coal consistently to spec and separate out the quality coal from the unusable rock and other material,” said Sonnie Baird, Director of Coal Preparation for Armstrong. “Rocks and timbers getting into the system can cause downtime and wear and tear on the machines.”

Black Panther Mining

Before Black Panther was able to design and build the new mines, they researched to find the best processing equipment. Black Panther needed equipment that was capable of high throughput tonnages with low power consumption. It had to accept large feed sizes and be easy to maintain, as well as safe to operate.

New Acland Coal

“The resource is very difficult to process and one of the major problems is the clay that’s in the coal and having to add water at the crushing stage, which leads to a lot of damage to the seals, early failure of bearings and high maintenance costs, low reliability, and trouble with availabilities in the plant,” said Rob Rashleigh, Plant Manager at New Acland Coal Mine.

Meet Brad Anstess

Brad is the Product and Application Specialist for materials Run of Mine (ROM) systems.

Brad provides consultations and manages sales for Feeder Breakers, Sizers, Rotary Breakers, Rolls Crushers, Roller Screens, Drag Chain and Apron Feeders in ROM applications, particularly for coal operations.

For any information relating to our services or to arrange a consultation onsite, please contact Brad.

Phone: +61 400 051 558
Email: banstess@mclanahan.com.au