Category: Mechanical Engineering

Taming a 20-tonne Behemoth at BSL’s No.5 Blast Furnace

Posted on May 13, 2020

The Soto team’s Everything Engineered maxim was more than a match for a critically important but obdurate Paul Wurth Gearbox at BlueScope Steel, Port Kembla. As a leading steelmaker, BlueScope Steel (BSL) at Port Kembla places the highest importance on the safety and availability of its state-of-the-art manufacturing infrastructure.  So, when a critical component needs […]

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The Innovative Soto Safety Tow Hitch

Posted on May 11, 2020

Work in underground coal mines requires high levels of skill and alertness. It also needs sound engineering to ensure the safety of the miners while also improving the operational efficiency of the mine. When expert and creative engineering teams up with mineworkers’ own innovation, the results can be even better. And that is exactly what […]

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Iron Torpedo Ladle: Reusable Veneer Former

Posted on April 5, 2020

Soto and BlueScope have once again forged a new innovative solution that will create value, improve safety for personnel and reduce costs to an essential part of the steelmaking process.  The relationship between the individuals in each respective company enables them to trust one another and work together to produce leading industry solutions to a […]

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Hanson Bass Point Quarry: Commissioning of the new SOTO Radial Stacker

Posted on November 28, 2019

SOTO Consulting Engineers were on site recently to witness the trialling, commissioning, and handover of the new luffing radial stacker for their client Hanson Australia’s new Bass Point Quarry project.  SOTO was engaged in the engineering and detailed design of several areas of the new plant, including the luffing radial stacker conveyor. The Bass Point […]

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SOTO works with renewable energy pioneer Wave Swell Energy to harness the ocean’s power

Posted on August 12, 2019

Harnessing ocean waves for energy is a fast-developing area of renewable power technology. Corporations and governments around the world are investing in fixed as well as floating plants to convert wave motion into power, and Australia is part of this quiet revolution. Australian innovators leading wave energy charge SOTO is working on a significant project […]

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“SWIFTA” Revolutionises Underground Fitting of Solid Filled Wheels in Mining

Posted on June 9, 2017

As an organisation that looks to the future, SOTO Consulting Engineers have committed to evolving the reputation of mining as a hazardous industry by upgrading mine operations to a new level of safety and efficiency. SOTO’s newly innovated Safe Wheel Installation Fitting Transport Appliance (SWIFTA) has been developed in consultation with coal mine operators to […]

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