Company : Broens Industries

Category : Airforce

Subcategory : Precision Casting, Forging and Machined Components

Key Products : Turnkey Project Management Solutions, Precision Components and Tooling Systems

Broens Industries is a leading global provider of design, manufacturing and engineering solutions for precision engineering, tooling, special purpose machinery, automation, machine tools and component production in the precision, automotive, aerospace, marine, mining and defence industries.

Incorporating the latest in machine technology, an elite project management team and stringent quality assurance, Broens is geared to deliver the optimal engineering and manufacturing solutions for land, air and sea defence applications. A certified Defence Recognised Supplier (DRSS) for the Australian Department of Defence, and quality certified to ISO 9001:2008, Broens provides dedicated expertise engaged to manage the areas of defence engineering applications.

Turnkey Project Management

Broens' professional team of designers and project managers are able to work closely with clients through the early project phases to develop a solution and document an elaborate design. This may involve the production of actual or virtual prototypes and conducting engineering analysis.

With ISO 9001:2008 accredited engineering capabilities in mechanical, electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics as well as an in-house metrology lab, Broens is able to offer a one stop shop for manufacturing in a wide range of specialist areas including defence, aerospace, automotive, mining, marine ground and maintenance support equipment, rail and scientific and research applications.

Precision Components

Broens has gained a formidable reputation for its manufacturing capabilities and attention to quality and customer's needs.

Using the latest technology in the company's state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and machinery, it can deliver efficient, high-end processes to specifications including component machining, press metal tooling and metal stamping. Machining capabilities include wire cutting, water-jet cutting, grinding and approximately 50 CNC multi-axis machining centres including large beds machining centres of length up to 18m and width up to 5.5m. Broens is able to provide its services for one-off and prototyping jobs or high volume production.

Ground Support

Broens has undertaken defence projects for land, sea and air applications, as well as providing manufacturing services to a large number of defence multinational prime contractors. Broens produced aircraft service support equipment such as fuel tank trolleys and helicopter engine handling equipment.

Broens' subsidiary, Static Engineering, design and manufacture cargo loading vehicles, known as "TALU" and "TASLU", since 1970 for military transport aircraft including C130 and C17. In addition to being the only loaders used by the Royal Australian Air Force for that purpose, they are used by numerous defence forces through-out the world including North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Static Engineering produces other ground support equipment and various converted container modules.

Precision Fitting

Broens' group assembly and production facilities floor-space is 12,000 m² (Ingleburn, New South Wales) and 10,000 m² (Elizabeth, South Australia). Some of the major precision fitting, fabrication and assembly work conducted by Broens include:

 

  • Quality accredited welding of mild steel, high tensile steel, stainless steel and Aluminium including ballistic grades.
  • Brake press (200 Tonne) capable of pressing sheet sizes 5,000mm long.  This press produced materials handling grabs for the steel making and mining industry.
  • 600 tonne hydraulic press
  • 2 x 700 tonne mechanical press
  • Folding, guillotine work (up to 2,400mm long @ 9.5 mm plate thickness), panelling and body work (cabins, caravans, container accommodation).
  • The company also undertakes design and manufacturing of precision jigs and fixture assemblies.
  • Bevelling, cold saw cutting, water-jet cutting, EDM, wire cutting, plasma cutting and oxy cutting.

 

System Integration

Broens offers full systems-life-cycle engineering solutions to suit defence needs. The capabilities offered include:

 

  • Project requirement setting and review
  • Virtual and physical product mock-ups
  • Assessment of vehicle and system ergonomics
  • System integration of vehicle related component
  • Mass/cost/complexity reduction activities
  • Vehicle roll-over protection and occupant restraint systems design
  • Selection and design of stowage and racking systems
  • Design and development of mission modules
  • Instrument panel and cab accessory design and manufacture
  • Virtual validation including structural, durability/fatigue and crash
  • "Black Box" component packaging and mounting
  • Design optimisation utilising Finite Element Analysis

 

Contact Details

Broens Industries
PO Box 268.
Ingleburn
NSW 1890
Australia
Phone: +61 2 9829 1111
Fax: +61 2 98291212
Email:m.wassef@broens.com.au
Website:www.broens.com.au

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