Under the agreement CME will supply ceramic liners directly into Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Africa and the Middle East. CME?s parent company, H-E Parts International, will also market and distribute the products into North America and South America.
Ceramic liners can offer an alternative solution to weld overlay and Q&T wear plates and other lining materials, particularly in highly abrasive applications.
Ceramic solutions are becoming more common in iron ore and other hard rock applications because they have been proven to provide increased productivity, enhanced wear characteristics, improved flow efficiency, noise reduction and a lower total cost of ownership.
With the addition of ceramics, CME can now offer a full suite of wear materials and with in-house engineering, manufacturing and off-site/on-site service support.
CME is able to recommend and supply the solutions for problems that will extend mean time to repair, improve reliability and reduce cost.
?The addition of ceramic liners to our wear product portfolio further strengthens CME?s position as an industry leader in the aftermarket supply of wear consumables to the mining, quarrying and materials handling industries,? CME?s CEO Jeff Smith said.
?It enables CME to offer the complete sales and service package, at a superior quality and value over our competition.?
CME has a full range of ceramics including ACEdurable, ACEdurable+ and ACEimpact varieties to suit site-specific applications, with engineering and installation provided by CME?s dedicated service division.
The agreement signed will build on the company?s range of wear products that include weld overlay and Q&T wear plate, bars, blocks and steel, rubber and polyurethane grinding mill liners.