BGC Contracting – South Australian Operations
“We first trailed Spinflector across our BGC South Australian Mining Operations in late 2017 as a means to enhancing both safety and efficiencies in open cut mining traffic management. It was immediately evident that Spinflector offered a high quality, effective solution to achieve intended outcomes. This resulted in BGC Contracting purchasing and installing 1,200 Spinflectors in June/July 2018 following the extensive, successful trial, across two mine sites in South Australia.
With the Spinflector specifically designed for the harsh conditions experienced in mining, I have been impressed with the quality of the product, offering not only traffic management enhancements (safety & efficiency), but also a cost saving in line with continuous improvement initiatives. The high quality bearings, stainless steel shaft & resistant replaceable wings enable the Spinflector to stand the test of time & conditions. In the 18 months that we have installed Spinflectors on our sites, we are yet to have one seize-up (bearings) and stop spinning. This has ensured that replacements are not required and that the traffic management remains controlled, particularly on intersections & corners at all times.
I highly recommend the Spinflector product to all mining and construction companies as an enhancement to traffic management across their operations.”
Anthony Edgecumbe – HSET Superintendent, BGC Contracting South Australian Operations.
“I have been observing Spinflectors with interest for over 18 months ever since they were first demonstrated as a pre-production product, followed by a subsequent trial on site. I am captivated with the construction quality, required in a tough mining environment. They include quality features that other Whirligigs on the market don’t have.
Since installing Spinflectors all over site, I recall only ever seeing a couple of broken wings, but with the Spinflector design these are as simple as clicking in a new wing and away it goes again. With the other whirligigs we previously used on site, once a wing or cup is broken it cannot be replaced and is discarded. It is interesting to note that even with a broken wing, the Spinflector continues to spin freely, unlike the other cupped Whirligigs.
The Spinflector is designed and made by someone who works in a tough mine environment, who knows how tough conditions are and in my view is the superior product on the market.
The Spinflector is more expensive per unit than other products available, but in the long term the cost to business is far less. To my knowledge, in 18 months no Spinflectors have been discarded and replaced. I’ve witnessed other products for years break and be discarded, even on the same day they were installed in some cases; this is testimony to the grander quality of the Spinflector.”
Byron Smith – Training Coordinator, BGC Contracting South Middleback Ranges Mine.