Archives 2020

Pump Pod Overhaul

In another trash to treasure story, AMM has finished work on the complete re-certification and overhaul of a 10,000 L Pump Pod for Kestrel Coal Resources for use in their De-Watering System Upgrade.

The pod was completely stripped down and inspected before undergoing a number of structural modification to both be Australian Standard compliant as well as fit for purpose. These modifications included increasing the QDS structural members in size, constructing a new pump sled, installing a new QDS Locking Plate, and installing a new weir within the tank to aid with sediment control.

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Beyond the structural modification, this Pump Pod was also fitted with a new diaphragm pumping array rather than a standard electrical unit. Consisting of 6 pumps working in series, each pump in the array is able to fully isolate both its air and water inlets so that the assembly as a whole can remain in operation whilst any individual pump undergoes maintenance.  As an additional feature to increase the efficiency of the entire system, the internal storage tank has been fitted with a float which directly controls a pneumatic actuator installed on the air supply line for the pumping array. This allows the array to automatically shut itself off when the water level gets to low within the tank.


To close the project out, the pump pod was freshly blasted and painted and then fitted out with all required fittings, hoses, plaques and signage.

QDS Fuel Pod MDG36 Overhaul

Brought back from the edge of the scrap heap, AMM has just completed work on the first complete overhaul and upgrade of  Kestrel Coal Resource’s 2000L QDS Diesel Pod fleet.




Following a complete sandblast, NDT Inspection and repairs the Pod has been completely re-certified to ensure that it up to date with current Australian standards. Part of this process included additional upgrades to the QDS bracing to fix the common cracking issue with has previously affected this design.



The Pod has also been completely upgraded to be MDG36 compliant including a brand-new fire suppression and pumping system. All of this was topped off with a with a fresh paint-job and a full signage kit to make this pod look better than new.


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Self Loading Reeler

To greatly improve operator safety and reduce manual handling AMM has developed a hydraulic “self-loading” Reeler design.


Used for the transport, rolling and unrolling of multiple types of cable and hosing, one of the difficulties with the original design has always been the need for workers to manually situate the Reel into the Reeler’s cradle. The self loading design solves this problem through the use of 2 hydraulically driven pick-up arms mounted to the front of the device.


The hooks that form the front of the pick up arms prevent any uncontrolled movement of the Reel during the loading/ unloading process whilst the sway bar simultaneously equalizes the pick up arms during operation and provides the operator with an easily visible guide to help them align the attachment with the reel that is being loaded.


Both sides of the Reel cradle are fitted with locking plates to ensure that during  transport and operation the Reel remains properly secured. Furthermore, both the loading mechanism and the the hydraulic motor which is responsible for driving the reel during operation operate on the same hydraulic line with a diversion valve being in place to switch between the 2 systems. This ensures that at no point can the pick up arms be activated during operation nor the hydraulic motor be activated during the loading/unloading procedure.



To complete the project the new self -loading design has been completely RPEQ certified  and was delivered with a complete documentation package including a design risk assessment, training manual and operation manual. If your company is interested in upgrading your current equipment please contact us for a free consultation session.

345kPa- Type D De-Gassing Doors

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Due to recent safety concerns within the underground mining industry, AMM has just completed development and manufacture of a new configuration of de-gassing door. Our aim with this product was to configure the door such that it could be fully operated and sealed from a safe working distance to best reduce any risk to personnel. Additionally, our team of experienced industry professionals have gone to great lengths to ensure that the units are adjustable in all the right places to make installation a quick and simple with a perfect fit every time. For a full operational and design explanation please watch the video shown below.

As of March 2020 this door design has gone into full production. If your company is interested in putting this style of door to use or just seeking additional information please contact us for a free consultation session.



QDS Implement Engineering Certification

Since 2017 we have provided our services to a number of underground mine sites to accurately certify a wide range of QDS Implements and provide them with the appropriate compliance plaques for Australian Standard requirements.

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Our services include onsite consultation, complete 3D modelling and analysis, and full RPEQ certification on any configuration of QDS Pod from basic mesh pods through to hydraulic forks and ejector buckets.


If required we can provide operation and training manual documentation and a complete design risk assessment.