The Westech Flow Control Body® (patent pending) has a revolutionary floor design that controls the flow of material out of the body during dumping. This more even flow greatly reduces dust generated when dumping, along with reducing wear on the body.
The floor design also keeps the centre of gravity of the load forward of the rear axle longer while in the dump cycle, reducing material surge as the load leaves the truck body. This eliminates lift at the front of the truck, making the truck much safer with increased stability. The Flow Control Body® is available for all truck brands and models in combo (coal and overburden), coal or overburden designs.
As designers and manufacturers of the Westech range of dump truck bodies globally, Austin Engineering has a proven history of the Flow Control Body® successfully operating on sites in the USA. This includes the Liebherr T282C Ultra Class haul truck with a Westech Flow Control Body® which was awarded a Guinness World Record in 2011 for largest mining truck body by volume.
Dust emissions are increasingly becoming an issue for mine sites. Recently, the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) introduced the Dust Stop Program which enforces new standards on dust control, aiming to achieve an 80 per cent dust reduction. Dumping coal or overburden is one of the major sources of dust emissions at coal mines. The Westech Flow Control Body® can assist with the suppression of dust.