Entries by Rockford

Custom Continuous Tram Scaler for Mining Applications

A Saskatchewan potash mine contacted Rockford Engineering with the need to develop a machine to improve the scaling operations ahead–of and behind their miners. Scaling is the required removal of loose material from the walls and roof of the drift to eliminate the hazard of it falling on personnel or equipment. Problem Previous scaling solutions […]

Natural Gas Process and Piping Design

A local client had a requirement to build a number of remote natural gas compression sites in a short period of time. They contacted Rockford Engineering to take existing designs, modularize them, and make them expandable to meet local compression demands. The client’s desire was for the design to focus on as much in-shop fabrication […]

Improving a Spiral Pipe Double Joining Facility

In 2015, a local large-diameter steel pipe producer contracted Rockford Engineering to assist them with the design and implementation of a new Double-Joining facility. Double-Joining is a process where spiral pipe offcuts are re-cut, bevelled, welded together, and inspected to form a saleable full-length product. Their current system did not have the capability to process […]

Pipe Handling & Inspection Automation

The team at Rockford Engineering brings knowledge and enthusiasm to every project, but local projects ramp up the enthusiasm which helps to deliver world-class solutions to our local industries. In 2013, we were given the opportunity to design and fabricate an automated pipe-handling facility in the heart of oil country Saskatchewan, Estevan. After the successful […]

Compactor Redesign for Mining Applications

Rockford Engineering works closely with clients in the mining industry. One such client approached us with an issue regarding their hydraulic compactors which compress the mineral fines into sheets for further processing. Rockford designed and tested a solution at their Regina location, then delivered the units to the client’s site. The goal was to introduce […]