Brake Pressing

At Rigby Jones, we have a total five brake press machines ranging from 250 to 1250 tonne in capacity. Our superior capability and years of expertise allow us to deliver the most productive and cost-effective solution for your project.

Big machine for steel pressing

Extra-long lengths

We have the capability to press extra-long lengths up to 12 metres in both carbon, stainless steel and aluminium.

Not only does this reduce fabrication time and costs, it means you can achieve a clean aesthetic appearance, free from welds and seams.

This capability makes Rigby Jones an ideal choice for transportation components including: truck sides and floor pressings, chassis rails and mudguards up to 12 metres in length.

Heavy press machine for steel

Heavy pressing

Rigby Jones has an increased capability for pressing heavy steel plate.

Our brake press machines have up to 1250 tonne bending capacity.

This is ideal for applications where robust repairs are required, such as the repair of haul truck bodies, dragline buckets and digger buckets for the mining sector, specialising in the forming of quench and tempered plate.

Man checking the machine for steel

Custom tooling

Rigby Jones possess a vast arrange of tooling acquired over the years and has the skills to custom build forming dies to meet your requirements.

This extended capability makes Rigby Jones a leader in steel forming, giving our customers the most cost effective solution for every project.



Capacity 4mm thick stainless steel

6mm thick mild steel

12 metre length
12 mm thick carbon steel 9.6 metre length
25mm thick carbon steel 8.4 metre length
28mm thick carbon steel 5.0 metre length
Tonnage Range 250 – 1250 tonnes
Man operating a machine cutter for steel

VAUTID Wear Plate

Rigby Jones & VAUTID, the world’s leading system specialist in wear protection, have joined forces to bring a highly abrasion resistant, composite overlay wear plate to the Australian market.

Perfect for protecting larger areas or overcoming wear problems in self-supporting fabrications and plant components VAUTID wear plates are ideal for applications across mining, quarrying, coal and power stations, bulk handling, cement and concrete recycling, agriculture and processing industries.

Designed for highly wear resistant hardfacing the VAUTID wear plate is an efficient solution that makes extended service lifetimes on high-wear surfaces a reality. VAUTID wear plates are manufactured in Germany to meet Australia’s Quality Management System ISO 9001. And here at Rigby Jones we have the latest in bending technology to handle all grades of steel plate, including VAUTID clad plate.

Plate size: 1400mm x 2900mm Other thickness combinations available and plates can be welded together to allow for larger sections to be supplied.

Men holding a steel while attached to a lifter

A team you can trust

At Rigby Jones, we specialise in the complex cutting and forming of mild steel, quench and tempered steel, corten steel, stainless steel and aluminium of all grades. All of our steel is supplied to Australian standards, and our work is ISO 9001 certified.

Our expert team works with clients to deliver solutions tailored to your specific requirements. We provide recommendations on how a component can be pressed, cut or shaped to deliver best quality and a cost-effective outcome.

Our state of the art design software integrates with our metal cutting and forming capability and specialised nesting software to minimise waste and maximise value. Our team is committed to quality at every stage of your project.

Are you looking for a custom steel solution?

At Rigby Jones, your supply and steel processing requirements are met under one roof. Find out more about our expertise.


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