Australian-owned CKC Civil Construction Equipment has come a long way in the past 12 years.
The Queensland-based company started out with one product and one customer and today it has developed into a thriving business servicing the civil construction, mining and oil and gas industries.
It has designed, developed and sourced products from around the world including the US and China in order to provide its clients with premium products.
CKS's equipment has been used in a number of projects for companies including main roads and waterworks. Its customers now include some of Australia's largest construction companies, local councils, government departments and resources supply companies.
Every piece of equipment produced is designed to improve site safety, productivity and reduce on-the-job costs and risks. The majority of its products are designed and manufactured on site. CKC recently gained the distribution rights to the flangelock tool which allows for the simple sealing of open SAE Code 61, 62 and 62 CAT-Style hydraulic flanges without the need for tools. They are constructed from lightweight, high tensile strength aluminium, and are colour coded – making for easy size identification.
Flangelocks are designed to allow them to slide on and off easily. The components offer a leak-proof solution to any hydraulic system, eliminating oil spills – reducing the number of workplace incidents and ensuring environmental protection standards are met. The flangelock tool replaces the standard plastic caps available which aren't as reliable. The caps often fall off and are replaced with rags – which can disappear up the pipe, resulting in significant damage and downtime to equipment.
The flangelocks are not only reliable but they eliminate the need for expensive hardware. They are easy to use, quick to install and assist with creating a safe work environment. The locks are available in a wide-range of sizes and come in kits, tailoring to specific needs.
CKC also specialise in pipe cut and bevel tools which are popular among the oil and gas industry. The pipe cut and bevel tools are designed to expedite pipe preparation speed and improve the quality of the cut. It's a healthier alternative for workers as it eliminates the dust and fumes normally associated with pipe preparation and reduces the risk of injury. The cutting elements are concealed within the bounds of the guiding plates, unlike the traditional cut off saw. CKC stock a full range of replacement blades and bevels.
This article originally appeared in Australian Oil & Gas Review and Australian Mining Review