Introducing the new Elphinstone W35 Water Tank Module

Built to perform in the harshest mining conditons

The Elphinstone W35 water tank module is designed to fit a Caterpillar 740C, 745C and 745 bare chassis in place of factory applications. The module incorporates a robust under body structure that plays a crucial role in ensuring the tank shell is properly supported. All Elphinstone design and manufacturing processes consider the actual working conditions of the mining applications the water truck will be operating in. Engineering analysis of the specific carrier chassis’ axle loadings throughout a range of grades ensure weight distribution is kept within the safe working limit specifications. Selection of the highest quality manufacturing materials and components ensure Elphinstone modules provide safety to the operator and longevity to both the module and the truck.

Unique features standard on all of our water tanks.

The W35 water tank module incorporates many unique features that are included in the standard specification on all water tanks designed and manufactured by Elphinstone. The tank structure has been engineered with specialised design features, including internal baffles to reduce water surge and improve machine stability. Top fill points are fitted with hinged trash screens to prevent debris from entering the tank. All Elphinstone water tanks feature braided wiring harnesses manufactured by Elphinstone and fitted with quality Deutsch connectors.

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Ezi Boot Solutions

Elphinstone Ezi Boots

Elphinstone EZI Boots provide a professional looking and finishing touch for your Deutsch (Deutsch is now TE Connectivity) connectors. Elphinstone EZI Boots are manufactured from a high quality plastisol formulation.

They are intended to protect the cable harness at the connector termination point from elements such as dust, mud, dirt and paint. EZI Boots also provide support for the wiring as well as additional support for pressure washing and steam cleaning.

Elphinstone produce a wide range of Boots to suit Deutsch Series Connectors. Download the product information brochure for more details.

Electrical Harness Solutions

Elphinstone Electrical Harnesses

Elphinstone Electrical Harnesses

Elphinstone Pty Ltd is a producer of cable assemblies and components for Underground and Surface Mobile Equipment used in the Mining and Explosive industries.

Wire processing and identification are achieved via a Komax Z633 Wire processing unit. This is capable of processing 36 different wires simultaneously with wire sizes ranging from 0.22mm² up to 6mm². Wire identification in contrasting colours via inkjet printing. The wire is currently sourced to meet MIL-W-81044 and MIL-C-27500.

Current cable assemblies are sleeved in Conduit, Spiral Wrap, Cloth tape, or Varflo sleeve which conforms to MIL-I-23053, or over braided via our Herzog harness braiding machines. Elphinstone has 2 braiding units - the KB 1/48 100 which covers a range of 8-20mm the KB 1/24-100 which covers a range of 25-40mm.

Elphinstone currently produces over 1500 variants and over 15,000 pieces per year for all existing customers with an on-time delivery performance of greater than 98%.

Quality testing

Elphinstone Electrical Harnesses operates the latest in modern technology at each stage of the manufacturing process. Our range of finishing equipment allows us to fully customise your products.

100% of all harness assemblies are tested for correct circuit continuity prior to delivery to the end-user along with visual inspections to ensure compliance with supplied prints. We have 2 x Cablescan 90 S32 PC based Testers capable of 0.1 ohms to 50 Kohms at 500 points per second.

Finishing options include:

  • Nylon braiding.
  • Split and unsplit corrugated tube.
  • PVC tube and Varflo fibreglass sleeve.
  • Heat shrink.
  • Spiral wrap.
  • Cloth tape.
  • Inkjet printing and hot foil stamp wire printing.

Additional solutions and services Include:

  • CAD 2D and 3D drawing and design.
  • Full assembly of dashboards, complex control assemblies, and other custom wiring harness solutions.
  • Specialist testing for unique wiring applications.
  • Full electronic point to point testing using Cablescan 90-S32 PC based tester, with diode, resistor, and capacitance capability.
  • After-market component sales, with more than 14,000 in stock.
  • 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, and 6 AWG wire – cross-linked polyethylene insulation in GXL and SXL.
  • Wire printing using Komax Zeta 663 laser inkjet cut print, strip, pin and bundle machine
  • Deutsch, Amphenol, Milspec, and sure seal connectors.
  • Harnesses can be sheathed in a range of options from Varflo (braided fibreglass coated with polyvinyl chloride resin), to cloth tape, spiral wrap, shrink wrap, and Nylon braided yarn.
  • Herzog harness braiders with the capacity to over braid single wires up to wire bundles of 45mm.

Part Sales

Genuine Elphinstone Parts and Sales

Elphinstone is a total parts & service solution provider for your Elphinstone machine. We provide Genuine Elphinstone Parts distribution via the Worldwide Caterpillar Dealer Network and the knowledge and support of our expert Product Support Managers and Representatives.

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