New Radial Stacker

The radial stacker Invent Design designed for Glencore Mt Isa has been successfully commissioned and is now up and running. Utilising best practices, the project was delivered on time and within budget. Careful planning allowed the site to minimise downtime during construction and installation.

Stacker Fabrication Update

Dawsons Engineering in Townsville have commenced fabrication of the radial stacker we designed for Glencore, Mt Isa. Part assemblies of the bogie and slew chute support are shown below. We’ll continue to update as production continues.

Radial Stacker Design Complete


Invent Design has completed the detailed design of a new 50m Radial Stacker for George Fisher Mine. This stacker was designed to upgrade and replace their existing stacker. It handles Zinc and Lead Sulphide ore at 4.5mT per year with a design life of 20+ years.

This new stacker raises and lowers between 6 and 18 degrees with hydraulic cylinders and slewing is powered by 4 x hydraulic wheel motors.

We supplied full mechanical, structural and electrical design from concept through to completed fabricated drawings. If you would like to know more about this project please contact us here.

GFM Radial Stacker



Concrete Reinforcement in Inventor

Up until now designers have struggled to do concrete reinforcement drawings without divorcing the drawing from the model. This has meant that concrete drawings have had to be reworked many times to ensure that they align with the steelwork models. This technique demonstrates our method of parametric reinforcement which is always linked to the model and drawing, thus eliminating the issue of having the concrete drawings ‘disconnected’ from the 3D Inventor model.


We recently unveiled our system Convey FX. It is the Invent Design system for the design and modelling of materials handling conveyors. This flexible system utilises a library of complete conveyor components that allow entire conveyors to be reproduced in a fraction of the time of most existing design practices.

The Convey FX library contains all of the primary components that make up a conveying system. These components can be customised to suit project requirements. This eliminates the need to re-design, re-model and re-document conveyors and their sub components on each new project.

The Convey FX system utilises a set of rules that allows components to be taken from its extensive library and inserted into any new conveyor which is geometrically and parametrically linked to the master conveyor layout. This method allows the master conveyor layout to still maintain top down control of all of its sub components. For more information head to the ConveyFX page on our site.

Innovation and Flexibility

Today’s market dictates that engineering companies need to be a lot more flexible than they have been in the past. Major consultancies need to adapt to a volatile market by adopting innovative ideas and turning their traditional design methods on their head. Click on this article for more on this hot topic.