| September 2016
Unexpected downtime for a business is never a good thing.
For sectors like mining, steel mills, power plants, and
mobile equipment, this downtime is often the result of a
mechanical failure with a piece of machinery that is integral
to their operation. Knowing that their products keep their
clients moving, TASSCO exceeds the expectations of its
customers by offering value-added solutions that reduce
costs—and down time.
“The performance of our products is the key to us gaining trust
and developing relationships with our customers,” shared David
Patton, President of TASSCO.
“Our customers have a lot of confidence in our ability to provide
the best products,” Michael Jenkins, Vice President of Sales, said.
“It’s critical to our customers’ performance that these products
work and last.”
TASSCO’s motto, “Believe in performance”, aligns well with its
mission statement to provide quality wear products with
world-class service. The company’s utilization of high-quality
and cost-effective abrasion and impact-resistant materials result
in engineered products like transfer chutes, screen deck wear
panels, screw conveyor assemblies, bark hog screen assemblies,
mobile equipment liners, and various other material handling
Innovations like these are what keep customers coming back to
TASSCO time and time again. Two industry-changing products
are on the way from TASSCO, and Patton and Jenkins gave us the
inside scoop on what new opportunities they bring before they hit
The patent-pending X-Change Grizzly Bar assembly will
significantly reduce maintenance costs for rock quarries, coal
mines, steel mills, and other raw material handling businesses.
Before, when this component wore out, the entire assembly had to
be replaced—an arduous task that could take the better part of an
entire shift. Now, TASSCO’s part just takes two bolts to unscrew,
install, and then screw back in.
“We came up with a way to mechanically change the one part
that wore out instead of replacing the whole assembly,” shared
Jenkins. “Instead of spending hours or days welding and changing
out a big product, it can be done in a few hours in a safer setting.”
TASSCO’s other new patent-pending product will also cause a
reduction in downtime, this time for the paper mill and wood
The large steel flights on the
conveyors that are connected
by a heavy-duty chain and
take logs up to the facilities
for further processing can
take whole shifts to change
out. With the new Jackladder
Flight Assemblies from
TASSCO, the switch now
takes about an hour to rotate
or replace a modular wear
component on the flight and
doesn’t require cutting or
removing any chain.
Both of these innovations
commitment to improving
older products to reach
the efficiency level their
customers need and want. By
cutting downtime and making
the machinery safer and
easier to maintain, TASSCO’s
upcoming products are sure
to help revolutionize their
These two new products
also have another thing in
common: improving safety.
TASSCO is committed to
safety on all fronts: both for
their own employees and the
customers they service.
The company has been
incident-free for two years,
and expects to continue at
this level of safety.