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Brainwaves No 33 October 2021

In this issue of Brainwaves there are more tips and insights into how our genius team can help you with your industrial equipment needs.

  • Video: Hydraguard prevents potentially fatal fluid injection injuries
  • Polyurethane skirting prevents spillage & abrasion
  • How do you choose the most cost effective lagging?
  • We won! Brain is Hunter Manufacturer of the Year
  • Meet the team: Scott Watson

Video: Hydraguard prevents potentially fatal fluid injection injuries

October is National Safe Work Month in Australia and some other countries. While its an important focus, we know our clients, like us, focus on safety every day of the year.

Staff who work around hydraulics are at risk from potentially fatal pinhole ruptures of high pressure oil that can pierce PPE. Watch our video to see how our unique Hydraguard, rubber-encased, stainless-steel guarding system diffuses the oil through fine mesh to prevent injury.

Read more about Hydraguard here.

Polyurethane skirting prevents spillage & abrasion

Brain Industries Australian Made Polyurethane Skirting

Our Australian made polyurethane conveyor skirting prevents spillage and conveyor abrasion. It maintains a dust seal between the chute and the conveyor belt.

This reduces WHS risks and costs in time and money associated with spillage and dust, and improves conveyor stability and reliability.

Traditionally, skirting is made from rubber. But polyurethane skirting lasts four times longer than rubber skirting.

Read more about polyurethane skirting here
View Brain’s full range of polyurethane products

How do you choose the most cost effective lagging?

There are different types of pulley lagging using different materials. So, how do you assess which is the most cost effective pulley lagging option?

When comparing lagging options and pricing, make sure you are comparing apples with apples.

The quoted sheet price is one thing. but factors such as the sheet width (which influences the number of sheets you need) and the life expectancy of the lagging gives you a better guide to the overall lifecycle cost and its true cost effectiveness. The quality of the lagging varies too, depending on the manufacturer.

Read our case study and comparison blog here.

We won! Brain is Hunter Manufacturer of the Year

We took out the Manufacturer of the Year (< 50 employees) Award at the Hunter Manufacturing Awards (HMA) on October 15.

The award is a credit to our genius, highly skilled team who create the products and the solutions to help our clients to pump the impossible, transfer materials, clean up and keep people safe.

Read more.


Meet the team: Scott Watson


Scott Watson is our new Internal Sales Co-ordinator.

How many years in manufacturing? I’ve worked for almost four years in internal sales and purchasing in manufacturing operations, particularly polyurethane products.

Why did you join Brain? I wanted to work somewhere that valued people over profit. Brain appreciates the skills of staff, provides a fantastic work culture, and treats us like family. Brain management actively listen to suggestions and work with staff to get the best results for our clients.

How do you relax outside of work? I love spending time with my two daughters, gaming, and music.

Something people don’t know about you? I am a musician. I play seven instruments but mainly the piano and guitar. I travelled the world with The Marching Koalas when I was a teenager.

More information or to request a quote

To discuss any of your industrial equipment needs, call the genius team at Brain Industries on +61 2 4969 2111, email, or use our contact form.

Request a quote here

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