Coogee Chemicals reaches new stacker heights

WESTERN Australian Coogee Chemicals produces a range of industrial, agricultural and mineral processing chemicals for supply to both the Australian and International markets, and also provides bulk liquid terminal facilities for import, export and storage of chemicals and fuels.

The company recently purchased the next generation Hyster RS45-31CH Reach Stacker to eliminate specific issues it had with handling chemicals in the past that required contract crane hire. 

The RS45-31CH Reach Stacker model is designed for high density container stacking applications, usually up to 5-high and 3-rows deep. It is available with a modern clean-running diesel engine, oil-immersed brakes, robust drive-axle and advanced auto-shift transmission

Coogee’s Mt Isa fleet contains one reach stacker and a 2.5T forklift. The Reach Stacker is predominately used by Coogee Chemicals to pick up and store Iso-Tanker Containers. These containers hold a reagent product which is supplied to Mt Isa Mines to assist in the manufacturing of Xanthates.

The Reach Stacker is reported to have significantly improved productivity and handling times for the Coogee Chemicals’ Mt Isa site.

Fast and safe handling of Iso-Tanker Containers is essential for Coogee Chemicals day to day operations. The end result of Coogee Chemicals’ investment is considerable costs savings and improved flexibility.

A major focal point on Hyster Reach Stackers is the drivetrain. The transmission and engine management systems ensure protection against potentially damaging operational procedures, for example, transmission forward to reverse “shifting lock-out” prevents potential tensional stress being applied to the drive train when changing direction.

In addition, the engine protection and monitoring system initially derates the engine power and finally shuts down the engine when a fault is detected. This safety mechanism is of crucial importance to Coogee Chemicals as safety is an integral part of the company’s workplace culture.

Coogee Chemicals commenced operations in 1971 and has since expanded to11 sites currently employing over 200 people.

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