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Gough Econ Receives Order for Three Bucket Elevators as Part of Royal Australian Mint's Modernization Effort

October 21, 2008
Gough Econ Inc. has received an order from Australis Engineering P/L of Sydney, Australia for three bucket elevators as part of a $60 million contract to modernize the material handling and automation system of The Royal Australian Mint in Canberra. The modernization and revamp is thought to be one of the most extensive ever undertaken by a functioning mint.
 
The Royal Australian Mint is the first mint in the world to achieve accreditation to International Quality Standards ISO 9002. Besides striking coins for Australia and various other countries in the South Pacific, the mint also manufactures medals, seals, and tokens for the private and public sectors around the world.  Since the original mint was opened in 1965, over 11 billion circulating coins have been struck.

Under the contract with Australis Engineering, Gough Econ will supply an Elecon Bi-Axial bucket conveyor to deliver blanks to each of the mint’s 13 stamping presses. It will also supply two Econ-O-Lift bucket elevators to feed finished coins to the packaging facility for packaging into coin rolls and bags. The equipment will be designed to integrate into the material handling system being developed by Australis Engineering.

Gough Econ said it would manufacture the three bucket conveyors at its Charlotte, North Carolina facility for delivery and installation by the end of 2008.   

For more information, visit www.goughecon.com.