Market Segments

The component that boosts value and competitiveness

The Expander System is available in all sizes for all types of machinery and equipment. Below is an overview of common applications in our key industries and market segments. However; the Expander pivot solution improves the durability and design for pivot technology in any industry.

Construction & Bridge building
ex_construction-bridge-building Construction equipment and machines are often used around the clock, increasing the wear and strain on the equipment. The Expander System prolongs the lifetime on cylinder rod ends and for moving mechanical parts. The solution increases the safety and productivity on pivot joints in a multitude of construction applications.
  • Articulated haulers
  • Dump trucks
  • Excavators
  • Wheel loaders
  • Backhoes
  • Bulldozers
  • Draw bridges
  • Snow ploughs
  • Cranes
Forestry & Agriculture
ex_forestry-agriculture Expander System helps keep up productivity across fields and forests. The machine equipment is often far away from its service station and with Expander pins the service life is prolonged and it is also possible to perform maintenance out in the field. No welding and line-boring needed.
  • Harvester heads
  • Loaders
  • Harvesters
  • Skidders
  • Feller Bunchers
  • Sprayers
  • Articulated Tractors
  • Special equipment
  • Loading machines
Mining & Quarrying
ex_mining-quarrying Heavy-duty machines in Mining & Quarrying are exposed to severe vibration. The Expander System provides significantly reduced maintenance requirement on pivot positions. Furthermore, when equipped with Nord-Lock wedge-locking washers, the Expander System becomes the most vibration resilient pivot solution available.
  • Excavators
  • Drilling equipment
  • Rock drills
  • Loading and hauling equipment
  • Mechanical scalers
  • Drilling equipment
  • Special machines
Oil & Gas
ex_oil-gas The Expander System offers enhanced safety and precision to pivot applications. In Oil & Gas, the handling and setup of drilling equipment is a common application. The Expander System increases control and reduces costs as maintenance will be minimized. The Expander System is DNV certified.
  • Pipe-handling systems
  • Cranes
  • Motion compensation machinery
  • Travel equipment
  • Roughnecks
  • Top drives
  • Pipe racks
  • Clevis
  • Retractable dolly systems
  • Dredgers
  • Thrusters
  • Hatches
  • Hatch ways
  • Visors
Manufacturing & Processing
ex_manufacturing The Expander System enhances the requirements for constant motion and reliability – crucial for any manufacturing or processing application. The vast amount of variations in designs offered in the Expander System portfolio enables a solution to any specialized or adapted machinery. In several manufacturing industries, such as the paper mill industry, machines built for one capacity are often still in operation but running at increased speeds. This significantly increases lug wear which is eliminated with the Expander System.
  • Paper mills – cutter, sludge filter, center roller, jack-screw
  • Heat plants – roster, stoker feeder, grapple
  • Saw mills – balers, intake, trimmer
  • Steelmills – cooling bed
Shipbuilding & Marine
ex_shipbuilding Any ship design, commercial or cargo, is relying on its hatch to open at the press of a button, hundreds of kilometers away from its harbor. Pivots are used in everything from effectively stacking containers in giant vessels to cargo handling for the smallest shipment. The Expander System keeps pivots functional in confined spaces and for the application needed. Maintenance is facilitated, even far off coast.
  • Cranes
  • Loaders
  • Forklifts
  • Bow thrusters and visors
  • Foot bridges
  • Hitting ramps
  • Barriers
  • Dredgers
  • Cargo hatches