Brilliant Boton Conveyor Services wants to help its customers move mountains. To do so, it provides conveyor belts that can handle non-stop use in the heavy-duty mining industry.
Its belts can be found across the globe, from Western Australia’s scorching Pilbara region to frigid Quebec in Canada.
David Gilmore, Brilliant Boton Conveyor Services Vice General Manager – Australia, says in each application, Boton aims to find the sweet spot between structural build and compound formula to provide the best outcome.
“We don’t want to just meet targets,” he says. “We want to exceed them.”
“Whether it’s in an open cut or underground mine, a power station, smelter, cement plant, quarry or port, our belts are the go-to choice for several substantial clients.”
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Incorporated in the 1950s, the Boton group entered the Australian market in 2015, approaching key customers in the mining sector. As of 2020, the business has now supplied conveyor belts to more than 30 mines and ports. Over the past three years, it has sold a total of 800 kilometres of belt, enough to drive from the Gold Coast to Sydney.
To keep up with growing demand, Boton established two subsidiaries in Australia and assembled a team of 80 national specialists.
Gilmore says the company offers much more than just belts, providing conveying system maintenance, smart monitoring platforms, and engineering, procurement, and construction solutions.
“Boton provides expert conveyor knowledge to site operators. We have a suite of tools to review conveyor designs and optimise performance, along with root cause analysis to understand why equipment failures may be occurring,” he says,
“We also provide end to end design solutions suitable for a variety of project sizes and scopes. Our team can also retrofit existing systems.”
Boton can also provide construction, operation, maintenance, and improvement services, with teams able to mobilise to sites to help clients avoid downtime.
Safety is a constant concern for the company, which is why it is an active advocate for knifeless splicing solutions, which it believes it beneficial to the safety standards of the mining industry.
To help its customers remain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Boton has developed an Industry 4.0 solution to condition monitoring, made up of 13 modules. The modular design means the modules can function collectively or respectively, allowing the system to be tuned to the need of specific clients.
Gilmore says the company is also ready to roll out its plan to build rubber recycling facilities in Western Australia.
“Following construction, Boton will be able to transform used conveyor belts and end-of-life tyres into reusable building materials and alternative fuels,” he says.
“We expect this to help create a circular economy, reduce carbon emissions and be a positive environmental impact.”