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One Team working seamlessly to provide consistent solutions around the world

What are the signs of a truly integrated company working together on a global scale? Is it regular and open communications? Shared design standards? Common goals and methods to achieve them? One physical sign is the ability of a company to quickly and efficiently design and manufacture similar equipment anywhere in the world. To be able to keep the fundamentals of a proven design while slightly adapting it, if necessary, to local standards and desires. By leveraging local manufacturing to reduce shipping costs and maintaining a lowered carbon footprint. Well that is exactly what JOEST showed when supplying a hopper feeder to a gold mining operation in North Carolina USA that was currently being used in Australia.

Some may call this mass customization. JOEST calls it good engineering practice and customer service.

It starts with creating a customer base that appreciates the need for repeating proven designs around the world. While every engineering-based company likes to reinvent the wheel, that is not always necessary and/or in the best interest of the customer. Repeat designs mean common spares, reduced training needs and known performance. But an exactly identical machine may not meet local standards and adds shipping costs. In comes JOEST and its global network of design and manufacturing centres. As opposed to other company’s sales-only offices, each local JOEST design and manufacturing centre is deeply embedded into understanding local preferences, design standards and practices through hands-on involvement. This allows each local office to take an existing design and only modify it in so much as necessary to meet these local needs.

A good example of this is replicating a hopper feeder originally designed and built in Australia for use at a gold operation in North Carolina. It started with a request made to JOEST Australia that is now JOEST’s centre of excellence for mining equipment and processes. They researched the best and most efficient means to do this. That involved talking with JOEST US and discussing both the specific application needs as well as the details of the equipment’s design approach to meeting them.

After consultation it was decided that JOEST US will build the feeder using JOEST Australia’s original design but make minor adjustment to meet local codes and site needs. This proved to be the most cost-effective solution for the customer and the most efficient production method by JOEST. The end result is a win-win situation for everyone. A solution with proven performance meeting local needs by a company capable of doing it cost effectively throughout the world – JOEST.

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JOEST at ACPS 2018

JOEST Australia participated in the 2018 17th Australian Coal Preparation Society Conference held in Brisbane. Delegates and exhibitors from the coal sector in Australia and some from around the world attended to listen to a high quality range of technical papers presented by industry leaders.

Amidst this JOEST presented a video of test operation of the new single deck screen with a width of 4.88m and length of 9.76m to the public for the very first time. This screen, which is the widest ever built by the JOEST Group, has already been delivered awaiting installation at the customer’s site and continues in line with the reliability and low-maintenance of proven JOEST screens.

The theme “Same Resource Different World” addresses some of the challenges the sector meets to remain relevant as the world is disrupted with new technologies and attitudes. Whilst the subject is serious, the program included social activities including visiting the Queensland Art Gallery, and a closing Ball which were enjoyed by all.

   

JOEST Australia display at 17th ACPS 2018 in Brisbane

 

 

 

 

 

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The Next Step in Large Vibrating Screens

Following extensive design effort using JOEST Australia FEA methods, JOEST has commenced construction of a single deck screen 4.88 m wide, 9.76 m long (screening area 47m²).
The screen weighing 36 tonne will be installed in a Pilbara Iron Ore process plant in July this year.
To date, this will be the widest screen built by a company in the JOEST Group, and the design has been based on successful developments over the years to meet the demands for larger machines in the mining industry.

SREN 4880 x 9760 Single Deck Screen in Manufacture

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JOEST Australia Grow their Manufacturing facilities

Following an increase in equipment sales, JOEST Australia has secured an additional workshop facility to enable machines to be built to meet client schedules.
MD Ian Laws said “The home base in Sheffield Road has been bursting at the seams over the past year, and a solution was needed to allow continued growth, and to meet the delivery demands of our valued customers”.
Approx. 5 km away from the Sheffield Road base, the 2,000 m² factory facility has cranes and a large outside hard stand area.
This move demonstrates the confidence JOEST management has in the Australian market, with many projects emerging in lithium, gold and iron ore sectors.


JOEST Screens on test in Welshpool workshop

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JOEST Australia Strengthens Sales Team – April 2018

News for the JOEST sales team.

JOEST Australia is pleased to welcome Marc Wellsted to join the Sales & Applications Engineering team based in Perth WA.
Marc comes with qualifications in extractive metallurgy, and a wealth of experience in technical sales, capital equipment and mineral processing fields.
Marc joined the JOEST team in February 2018, in response to an increase in activities, and is contributing to the handling of sales enquiries, tender preparation as well as business development

Welcome Marc Wellsted.

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JOEST Australia – Graduate Engineers 2018

Kevin Singh & Kyle Pedeferri

(Kevin left & Kyle right)

JOEST Australia has provided the opportunity for 2 young Curtin Engineering students to complete their practical training, learning about the design, manufacture of vibrating equipment used in industrial and mining applications.

Whilst Kevin and Kyle worked together on projects during their Curtin studies, neither knew they would meet at JOEST to complete their vocational work experience.

Kevin at the age of 23, is currently completing his final semester of a Mechanical Engineering Degree at Curtin University of Technology in Perth.  Kevin has a huge interest in anything from the automotive, motorsports, computers, and the renewable energy industry.

Kevin’s goal at JOEST is to obtain invaluable experience as a young Mechanical Engineer. JOEST’s many years of practical client focused solutions and quality products and systems provide an excellent learning environment. Kevin said “My ambition is to one day be a part of the renewable energy industry as it is currently a booming commodity and would one day hopefully, be a key player of the solution to the energy crisis issue the world is currently facing.”

Kyle 22 years of age, born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, and prevalence of mining operations has encouraged him to pursue a career in the mining industry

With keen interest in science and mathematics, particularly physics and chemistry, for which Kyle excelled, he graduated from high school and was awarded a scholarship of Academic Excellence to Curtin University of Technology.

Kyle is studying for a double degree in the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce Major in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management.

Having begun vocational work experience at JOEST, Kyle has spent time drafting vibrating screens, testing clamping forces for various nut and bolt arrangements, and been involved in basic fabrication assemblies.  Kyle’s passion lies with materials engineering which is applicable to the design of mechanical vibration equipment.

Adding the study of commerce – particularly business management and economics – has provided Kyle with a complimentary understanding of “whom”, “when”, “where” and “why” a firm does business, as opposed the “what” and “how” that is so firmly entrenched within the engineering curriculum

Once graduated as a fully qualified engineer, Kyle plans to travel around Europe prior to embarking on a full time engineering career.

Kyle maintains an active lifestyle with social games of basketball and indoor cricket.  Kyle says “I consider myself an AFL (Australian Football League) tragic which provides a release from my university commitments.

JOEST welcomes Kevin & Kyle, and looks forward to assisting them in completing their studies.

Kevin Singh

My name is Kevin and I am currently working with Joest Vibration Technologies as a Mechanical Engineering intern. At the age of 23, I am currently completing my final semester of my Mechanical Engineering degree at Curtin University of Technology in Perth. I have a huge interest in anything from the automotive, motorsports, computers, and the renewable energy industry. Throughout my internship at Joest, I have been learning a lot lately regarding, the assembly, operation and testing of exciter motors. My goal at Joest is to obtain invaluable experience as a young Mechanical engineer since Joest has been in the industry for long period of time. My ambition is to one day be apart of the renewable energy industry as it is currently a booming commodity and would one day hopefully, be a key player of the solution to the energy crisis issue the world is currently facing.

Kyle Pedeferri – 22 years of age

Having being born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, the prevalence of mining operations had urged my somewhat younger self to pursue a career in the mining industry. Throughout my attendance at Winthrop Baptist College, I realised an interest in science and mathematics, particularly physics and chemistry, for which I excelled. I graduated from high school in 2012 and was awarded a scholarship of academic excellence to Curtin University of Technology – a leading research and technology based institution in Western Australia.

I currently study a double degree in the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce for which I major in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management. A prerequisite for graduation of any undergraduate engineer at Curtin University requires that a total of 480 hours vocational work experience in an engineering environment be completed. I am privileged to have begun my vocational work experience at Joest in Welshpool for which I have spent time drafting vibrating screens, testing clamping forces for various nut and bolt arrangements, and been involved in basic fabrication assemblies. My passion lies with materials engineering for which my knowledge is applicable to the design of mechanical vibration equipment. Once I have graduated as a fully qualified engineer, I will travel around Europe before my career search begins in the New Year.

In addition to my primary focus as an engineer, my study of commerce – particularly business management and economics – has provided a complimentary understanding of “whom”, “when”, “where” and “why” a firm does business, as opposed to the “what” and “how” that is so firmly entrenched within the engineering curriculum. The brief study of philosophy and environmental considerations has provided yet another perspective that is equal parts interesting and challenging to incorporate into modern-day business structures.

To compliment my 5 years of study, I have retained a somewhat active lifestyle with weekly social games of basketball and indoor cricket – 2 of Australia’s most iconic sports. I consider myself an AFL (Australian Football League) tragic which provides a release from my university commitments.

Through continual support from my parents, I have been provided a unique opportunity to pursue such a career and look forward to potentially working abroad as a mechanical engineer.

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Drying of Diatomite in Australia

 

JOEST to deliver drying plant and screening machine to Australia Agribusiness.

An Australian customer, Agripower has a mineral deposit of  diatomite and was looking for a solution to efficiently dry the granulated material, recover the evaporated process water and screen the diatomite after the drying process.

Diatomite are formed in fossilized shells of diatom.  One ml of diatomite contains one billion shells or fragments of shells.  The material is highly porous with a medium pore diameter of 0.2 – 10 µm.  Water can infiltrate the pores and is hold against the gravity, plant roots cannot enter the pores but the water will be released easily due to the soil moisture tension.  Due to these properties, diatomite is very suitable for use as a fertilizer.

The challenge was to take 40 t/h wet mass flow intake material from a mixing unit, 32 % moisture wb (wet base) at the dryer intake, 10 – 12 % or < 5 % moisture wb after dryer and the removing of lumps > 4 mm and fines < 2 mm.  After the request for this large plant, JOEST engineers evaluated the drying properties with a series of laboratory tests, checked the process design and prepared a plant design according to the requirements.  The result is a very efficient solution was proposed, and accepted by Agripower.

The drying plant will consist of two fluidized bed dryers with a width of 2.500 mm, and length of 8.800 mm each, a complete 44 m² blower stream section.  The machines have a thermal power of 13.000 kW and the required process air is 150.000 m³. 2.500 m² filter surface for exhaust air filter and an exhaust air heat exchanger will be installed.  Additionally, a  double deck screen of 2.4m wide and 5.0m long and will separate the lumps and fines.

In 4th quarter 2017 the plant will be ready for delivery to Australia. With this solution, tailored specifically for the customers need, JOEST could once again provide an innovative system using first class German engineering, quality and reliability.

Fluidized Bed Dryer

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JOEST at AWRE

JOEST Australia reinforced its presence in the recycling sector when exhibiting at the recent Australian Waste & Recycling Expo in Melbourne.  Supported by Dr Marcus Wirtz, Managing Director of the JOEST Group worldwide, JOEST presented its range of equipment developed to meet the needs of recyclers in the Australian sector.

Success in the highly developed markets in Europe and the USA, JOEST provides solutions for separation of bulk solids using vibration and air flow.

A full range of vibrating screens, vibrating feeders and air separation equipment is now available in Australia for automotive shredders refuse (ASR) including fines recovery.

Photo:  Mark Huff with Dr Marcus Wirtz (MD JOEST Group worldwide) and Ian Laws (MD JOEST Australia) at the exhibition.

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JOEST or JÖST?

We are often asked why the spelling of JOEST is sometimes JÖST, and whilst different both are correct, so long as the Ö includes the Germanic umlaut.

German orthography is generally consistent in its representation of i-umlaut. The umlaut diacritic, consisting of two dots above the vowel, is used for the fronted vowels, making the historical process much more visible in the modern language than is the case in English.
In simple terms, translated in English language, the Ö is replaced with OE thus JÖST becomes JOEST as used by JOEST Australia.
Oh, and another thing, the pronunciation of JOEST is “YOUST” (sounds like ‘ROAST’).