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FLETCHER ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS

JH Fletcher has established the Fletcher Engineered Solutions division to expand our business to include opportunities within and outside of the mining industry. Since the beginning of 2016 the new division has been working on projects in the steel mill, naval ship repair, Industrial Engineering Survey, abrasive grit blasting, demolition, construction, robotic, and material handling industries. 

We are excited about the potential opportunities to utilize our 79 years of engineering, design, and manufacturing experience to move into new industries. Please contact us to find a solution that best fits your needs.

CASE STUDIES

ERGONOMIC LIFTING/TILTING CABS

Customer Need:

Existing machine for hauling round castings was inefficient and unsafe

Fletcher Engineered Solution:
  • Fletcher designed an all-wheel drive/all-wheel steer, 30,000 lbs capable hauler with tie downs
  • Hydraulically moveable ergonomic cab on isolators
  • HVAC system with HEPA air filtration
  • Ability to tow trailers for very long or very hot materials

PALLETT HANDLER 

Customer Need:

Existing Rail System for Hauling Materials was Inefficient and Required Multiple Re-Handling of Materials

Fletcher Engineered Solution:

  • A vehicle with ergonomic cab for moving heavily loaded steel material handling pallets
  • Pallets can be custom made to fit a variety of specific load types and sizes
  • Operator can pick up and drop off pallets without ever leaving the cab of the vehicle
  • Pallets can be stationed at the end of a process line to receive material without re-handling
  • Material can be moved directly on pallet without re-handling and potential damage to material

ROBOTIC PRESSURE WASHING/GRIT BLASTING

Customer Need:

Current Abrasive Blasting Performed Manually with No Dust or Grit Collection

Fletcher Engineered Solution:

  • 75' Reach, Diesel or Electric Robotic Pressure Washer and Grit Blaster
  • Automated hands off blasting cycle with two #8 nozzles maintained at the optimal angle and distance from the blasting surface
  • Can handle most types of abrasive grits and wet, vapor, or dry blasting
  • Dust and grit collection at the source to reduce cleanup and to maintain a clean, dust free work environment
  • Towable trailer with blast pot, vacuum system, grit separation and re-cycling system for quick setup and recycling of abrasive grit
  • Towable trailer with water pump, suction system, and storage tank to allow machine to be quickly converted to a pressure washer and collection system 

REMOTE CONTROLLED FURNACE SLAG DRILL

Customer Need:

Silica Mill had to Drill Hot Silica and Slag by Hand for Blasting to Clean out Furnaces

Fletcher Engineered Solution:

High Mobility, rubber tired, remotely controlled rotary percussive drill to allow for efficient drilling

ROTATING CHASSIS SCALER

Customer Need:

Customer needed a compact, highly flexible, efficient, stable and low maintenance scaling machine

Fletcher Engineered Solution:

  • Crawler mounted, rotating chassis, Z-boom scaler
  • Allows scaling anywhere in a 360 degree area without repositioning
  • The Z-boom design allows a compact, highly stable, and low maintenance design
  • Machines designed for extreme duty for cleaning out of mill ladles, pots and furnaces with heat, abrasion resistant hammers/hoses up to 2,000 degrees F
  • Machines to drill and break concrete and other materials for demolition purposes
  • By changing attachments the machines can be used for scaling, digging, de-slagging, lifting and manipulating beams, pipes and other difficult to handle items in confined spaces
  • Rebuilt/Rental Options Available

BEAM SETTER

Customer Need:

A Tunneling Operation Needed to Install Several Hundred 18'x18' Steel Beam Sets with Foldable Legs in a Tunnel where Ventilation Ducts and Belt Conveyors were already in Place. A Method was also Needed to Safely Connect the Steel Sets and Install/Anchor Pipes and Cables Manually.

Fletcher Engineered Solution:

18' Reach Beam Setter with Integral Man Lift Platform

  • Crawler mounted beam setter with swinging, lifting, extending boom and manipulator mounted on dual axis rotary actuators for extreme flexibility
  • Platform man lift that raises and lowers and extends in and out, fully controlled from the platform
  • Collapsible stairs to man lift to allow access to and from the platform at any height

REMOTE CONTROLLED DRY AIR SCRUBBER

Customer Need:

Workers are Often Required to Work in Environments with High Dust Concentrations

Fletcher Engineered Solution:

  • Developed a full suite of dust collection systems
  • Stationary, portable/self-propelled, operator specific and large area systems
  • Fletcher Mobile Dry Scrubber (0-10,000 CFM)
  • Inlet and Outlet Ends can be Open or Ducted

TOW TRACTOR/FIFTH WHEEL HAULER

Customer Need:

Need for a more reliable, safe and higher load capacity 5th Wheel Hauler for Moving Equipment and Supplies Underground in Mines and Tunneling

Fletcher Engineered Solution:

  • Heavy duty, state of the art, fifth wheel and pintle hitch tow tractors with a towing capacity of a 150,000 lbs trailer on a 15% grade
  • Ergonomic pressurized cab with HVAC system and HEPA air recirculation system
  • Lifting arm arrangement with quick detach implements is optional
  • 100% electronic control and monitoring
  • Automatic/recordable emissions, services and parking brake testing routine
  • Speed sensitive steering/Load Sensitive Braking

MOBILE ROOF SUPPORTS

Customer Need: 

Underground Coal Mines Did Not Have an Adequate, Reliable, Safe to Operate, High Capacity Mobile Roof Support System to Hold the Roof During Retreat Mining

Fletcher Engineered Solution:

  • Fletcher developed crawler mounted, radio remotely controlled, 800 ton support capacity, mobile roof supports
  • Four of the units are used as a system to provide a total of 3,200 tons of support which can be moved remotely from a safe location
  • With minimal modifications, these machines offer a rugged and reliable method of moving very heavy loads with an adjustable platform height

LONG DISTANCE DIRECTIONAL DRILLING

Customer Need:

Mining Industry Needed an MSHA Approved X/P Drilling System that would Allow for Very Long Horizontal Holes to be Drilled for Exploration, De-watering and De-gasification of the Coal Seam in Advance of Mining

Fletcher Engineered Solution:

  • Fletcher developed a complete line of long hole drills with directional drilling capability
  • These drills can drill over 1 mile, be steered to follow the seam, or to go around obstacles
  • The real time survey system allows the operator to know the location of the bit within 1 foot in all three axis at a distance of 1 mile from the drill unit

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING SURVEYS/PROCESS ANALYSIS

Customer Need:

A specialty steel mill recognized that its material handling systems for the entire complex were outdated and inefficient

Fletcher Engineered Solution:

  • Fletcher Engineered Solutions Industrial Engineering Department conducted an 8 week detailed survey and analysis
  • Combining the analysis and Fletcher’s equipment design ability, we were able to offer a new fleet of equipment to significantly improve efficiency, lower operating costs, improve reliability and eliminate numerous potential safety hazards

MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES

HUNTINGTON MANUFACTURING AND REPAIR FACILITY

  • 40 Total Work Bays
  • 2 Teardown and Cleaning Bays
  • 2 Repair Bays
  • 1 Hydraulic Component Assembly Bay
  • 1 Electrical Component Assembly Bay
  • 9 Welding Bays
  • 11 Sub-Assembly Bays with Welders and Hydraulic Power
  • 14 Main Machine Assembly Bays with Welders and Hydraulic Power
  • 110/480/575/1000 VAC 50 Hertz and 60 Hertz Power in Bays

EXTENSIVE CRANE CAPACITY-73 OVERHEAD CRANES

  • 7 - 2 TON CRANES
  • 53 - 5 TON CRANES
  • 6 - 10 TON CRANES
  • 2 - 15 TON CRANES
  • 4 - 20 TON CRANES

ROBOTIC WELDERS

Huntington facility contains two robotic welders. Each is capable of handling 6'x14' components with dual six ton positioners.

PAINT BOOTH FACILITIES

Two large, environmentally safe paint booths with filtration and heat to bake on paint.

EXPERTS IN THE DESIGN/MANUFACTURING OF RAIL, RUBBER TIRED AND CRAWLER MOUNTED MOBILE EQUIPMENT

For over 75 Years, Fletcher has been a Leader in Designing and Manufacturing Custom Mobile Equipment.

ENGINEERING AND DESIGN CAPABILITIES

  • 16 Engineers - 4 Registered Professional Engineers
  • 13 Engineering Technicians
  • 3D CAD Design with Finite Element Analysis

EQUIPMENT FOR HAZARDOUS AND EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES

  • Fletcher has Extensive Experience in the Design and Certification of Mechanical, Hydraulic and Electrical Systems for Extreme Conditions and X/P Areas in over 20 Different Countries.
  • We have Machines Approved for use in Explosive Environments by MSHA (USA), CE & ATEX (Europe), SABS (South Africa), DGMS (India) and CSA (Canada).

EXPERIENCE IN MOVING AND FILTERING AIR

  • 10,000 CFM Variable Speed Air Filtration Units
  • Open Air Canopies
  • Enclosed cabs with filtration systems
  • Vacuum Dust and Drill Cutting Collection Systems

QUALITY CONTROL FROM START TO FINISH

  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • Extensive In-House Inspection Equipment
  • Fully Trained Inspectors for Components, Sub-Assemblies and Final Machines Before Shipment
  • Inspection Documentation Available
  • EEOC and OSHA Compliant
  • Eligible for Government Contracts
  • Proven Vendor Qualifications Verified by Vetting Organizations: IS Net World, BROWZ and others

ADDRESS

J.H. Fletcher & Co.

402 High St.
Huntington, WV 25705

CONTACT US
Email: sales@jhfletcher.com
Phone: +1 (304) 525-7811
Fax: +1 (304) 525-3770



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