Mining & Resources

Helping you move from extraction to final product efficiently and cost-effectively

At Wajax, we understand the unique challenges that the mining industry faces – and the ongoing pressure to cut costs, eliminate unplanned downtime and improve operational efficiencies. As Canada’s leading supplier of mining equipment, heavy machinery components and servicing partner, you can count on our experience and expertise to help you find the right solution for your unique situation.

Our Engineered Repair Services (ERS) team has helped companies optimize their site performance, reduce costs and maximize the lifespan of their assets. Our technical and engineering expertise, combined with innovative reliability technologies, enables us to craft custom solutions that can help you address your organization’s environmental, social, governance and sustainability objectives, as well as deliver optimal business performance. 

We offer on site, in-house and in the field services, so we’re well positioned to assist you when and where you need Wajax expertise. 

Applications

  • Automation control
  • Bulk material handling
  • Concentration & filtration
  • Conditioning, froth flotation & slurry concentration
  • Continuous level instrumentation
  • Conveyors
  • Crushing
  • Drilling
  • Extraction
  • Grinding
  • Hoist systems
  • Milling & sizing
  • Mine dewatering
  • Non-contact level measurement instrumentation
  • Point level instrumentation
  • Pressure and temperature gauges
  • Processing & refining
  • Reclaimer
  • Rock reinforcement
  • Support equipment
  • Surface mining
  • Tailings pond
  • Transport underground mining
  • Utilities
  • Ventilation systems

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MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY. REDUCE DOWNTIME.

We understand that delays and breakdowns can be costly. That’s why we’ve got over 100 locations nationwide and a fleet of mobile teams equipped and ready to go at a moments notice. Each mobile team is equipped with specialized tooling and engineering subject matter experts, along with fully equipped trailers ready to provide on-site support 24/7 – whenever and wherever you need it.

Our extensive Engineered Repair Services division delivers the expertise and support you need. From troubleshooting and diagnostics to the expedited delivery of critical parts, custom-designed products and solutions and on-site repair services, we’ll ensure your operation stays up and running at peak performance by minimizing unplanned downtime.

High performance solutions to help you get more done – quickly, efficiently and safely.

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TURNKEY SOLUTIONS. MINIMIZE RISK, TIGHTEN TIMELINES AND SAVE MONEY

Streamline your next project and reduce the administrative burden by partnering with an industry expert. Our integrated approach and world-class turnkey solutions are tailor-made to fit your objectives, no matter what the size, complexity or constraints of your mining project. With countless installations under our belt, our experienced team can provide you with comprehensive project management services for all your engineering, design and site management needs.

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PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE.  MAXIMIZING THE LIFE OF YOUR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS

Minimize interruptions to production and keep your equipment operating at peak performance with a customized preventative maintenance program.  Our comprehensive solutions include:

  • Optimal performance modelling and simulation
  • Engineering capabilities that provide detailed solutions using 2D and 3D CAD tools
  • Design and fabrication of components for full-service solutions
  • Lifecycle asset management solutions
  • Basic and advanced staff training on the latest advancements in equipment operation, safety and environmental concerns

A regularly scheduled preventative maintenance program conducted by industry experts can help boost your bottom line, improve operational efficiency and deliver increased return on your assets.

COMPREHENSIVE FIELD ASSESSMENTS: OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE

Wondering if your operations can be enhanced to deliver greater productivity? Our Comprehensive Field Assessments can help you uncover opportunities for improved efficiency, cost savings and return on your capital investments.

This three-day process involves a collaborative assessment and diagnostic review where we’ll identify operational pain points and reliability gaps and uncover organizational maturity. This is followed by an in-depth workshop and results presentation to your leadership team where we will also benchmark your existing asset management and maintenance practices against industry best practices. Together, we will then build a comprehensive, focused improvement roadmap supported by business cases, measurable value propositions and innovative business methodologies.  Our recommendations are guided by a comprehensive and measured analysis of your operations.

Staying ahead of the competition in today’s competitive market requires a partnership with experts who can help you maximize your capital investments, improve fundamentals and stay ahead of the curve. Talk to our experts today to learn more about how our comprehensive field assessment can help you.

WORLD CLASS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

With a network of more than 4,000 world-class industrial component partners, we’re your one-stop shop for all your mining needs.  From open pit mining to deep underground, our comprehensive product offering ranges from custom power generator systems to filtration, instrumentation, fluid handling, bearings, to bulk material handling, hydraulics and conveyor systems.  Our team of in-house engineering and mining experts will advise you on the solution that will deliver the best performance and maximum reliability for your unique set up, helping you to reduce your maintenance and operating costs.

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NOBODY KNOWS MOTORS LIKE WE DO

Electric motors, generators and rotating electromechanical components are a critical component of mining. Our specialized teams of experts have worked around the globe in underground and open pit mines to ensure the reliability of equipment in a wide range of geographies such as desert, tropical or northern regions. We have developed repair, insulation and maintenance techniques that take into account these harsh environments to deliver optimal performance.

Our comprehensive approach to diagnosis, assessment, testing and preventative maintenance has helped customers maximize their productivity and improve the lifespan of these critical units. We offer full electric motor repair services in-house or on site.  From retro-engineering services and the manufacturing of complete units and custom spare parts to comprehensive repair, insulation and maintenance techniques, we can assess your current operating conditions and identify the root cause of any failures to ensure your machines stay up and running.

We service a wide range of units including:

Extraction / Underground 

  • Grinder electric motors
  • Crusher electric motors
  • Conveyor electric motors
  • MG sets
  • Excavator electric motors
  • Winch and hoist electric motors
  • Mining drill electric motors
  • Exhaust fan motors 
  • Booster fans 
  • Stacker-reclaimer electric motors
  • Electric generators in mobile equipment (alternators)

Process

  • Ball mill electric motors & gearbox
  • Sag mill electric motors & gearbox
  • Dryer electric motors
  • Compressor electric motors
  • Pump motors
  • Vertical mill motors
  • Slurry pump electric motors 
  • Compressor motors
  • Mine shaft hoist motor (AC and DC)
  • Agitator motors  

Other Equipment 

  • Mill gearboxes
  • Pressure vessels
  • Explosion-proof electric motors
  • Generating unit electric motors
  • Heat exchangers 
  • Pumps

METALS & STEEL

The Metals & Steel industry has become more and more competitive with increasing pressure to reduce costs and lead times. Production lines are pushed to their limit and regularly surpass the capacity limits they were initially designed for. Many of the electric motors used by steel mills are no longer available and alternatives vary in size, dimension and ratios resulting in increased production line vulnerability.

That’s where Wajax comes in. 

We have decades of experience in the repair, refurbishment and overhaul of electric motors specific to steel mills such as split DC motors, front-to-back equalizer armatures, double armatures, armatures with equipotential connections and synchronous electric motors to name just a few.  We’re well known for our comprehensive reliability audits that pin-point maintenance priorities and adapt repair and winding procedures to ensure all equipment can withstand current operational demands. We also retro-engineer and manufacture drop-in replacement components as well as complete units in-house, reducing replacement lead time, minimizing your costs and production timeline.

Whatever your needs, from a simple replacement part to a full-systems overall and 24/7 emergency repair service, our expert technicians can provide a solution to your most pressing issues.

Motors we service:

  • Clam shell DC electric motors
  • Motor-generator set (MG set)
  • Moulded equalizer tray refurbishing and re-engineering
  • Involute riser refurbishing and manufacturing
  • Blast furnace motors
  • Mill motor triplex / duplex DC
  • Involute rise refurbishing and manufacturing 
  • Armatures: 
    • Front to back equalizers 
    • Equalizer trays 
    • Duplex 
    • Triplex 
  • Finishing mill electric motors
  • Coiler electric motors
  • Rolling mill electric motors
  • Rolling table motors 
  • Stack fan electric motors
  • Crane electric motors
  • Piercer electric motors
  • Hot / Cold strip mill electric motors
  • Compressor electric motors
  • Run out table electric motors
  • Mandrill electric motors
  • Stir mould electric motors
  • Rougher electric motors
  • Dry-type transformers
  • Gearboxes
  • Fans and blowers
  • Industrial pumps
  • Journal bearings (Babbitt bearings)
  • Heat exchangers
  • Pressure vessels

Complete Mining and Resources Services & Solutions

Engineering

  • Project management office
  • Custom products & product enhancements
  • Turnkey solutions

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Mechanical Solutions

  • Pillow blocks
  • Pulleys
  • Mechanical drive systems
  • Industrial material handling conveyor systems
  • Lubrication systems
  • Sealing solutions

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Hydraulic Solutions

  • Hydraulic power units
  • Manifold blocks
  • Hydraulic winches
  • Rotary drive systems
  • Pneumatic control panels
  • Transfer & hydraulic filtration units
  • Lubrication units
  • Cooling systems

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Process Solutions

  • Centralized lubrication systems
  • Pumping systems
  • Cooling systems (cooling skids)
  • Repairs & rebuilds
  • Field services – installations and commissioning
  • Instrumentation

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Electromechanical Solutions

  • Electric motors and generator repair service
  • Rotor pole, stator coil and connection bar manufacturing
  • Welding
  • Reliability services

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Repair & Services

  • Repairs & rebuilds
  • Component assembly and component testing
  • Installation, commissioning and start-up
  • Preventative maintenance services
  • Turnaround / shutdown services
  • Asset management
  • Field services
  • 24/7 Emergency repair services

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Reliability Services

  • Comprehensive field assessments
  • Condition monitoring

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