If you are a rock, sand, gravel, or mineral processing industry veteran or an avid reader of our blog, you know that there are several different types and styles of crushing equipment. The exact crushers you need—jaw, cone, impact, or gyratory—will depend on your site, the product you’re making, and how much you need to … Continue reading Answered: Common Questions about Jaw Crushers
No matter how dialed in your production processes are, dust can be that “devil in the details” that plagues your rock, sand, gravel, or mineral processing operation. Too much airborne dust surrounding a particular rock crushing station, for instance, or constantly producing a cloud around your stockpiles as they’re formed by high-angled radial stackers, not … Continue reading The Basics of Dust Suppression and How to Get Started
Understanding the Different Conveyor Types – And How to Find the Right Conveyors for Your Project Needs
Conveyor systems quickly “convey,” or move, goods and materials from one place to another to cut out human labor in various situations where time is of the essence, resources need to be transported in bulk, or conditions are treacherous. All of these factors explain why heavy duty conveyors are essential to the quarrying, mining, and … Continue reading Understanding the Different Conveyor Types – And How to Find the Right Conveyors for Your Project Needs
Separating unwanted materials like clay, silt, and slime from valuable sand, gravel, and crushed aggregate has been a tricky problem in processing operations since time immemorial. Wash equipment has been designed and perfected to solve this issue while also assuring that construction aggregates and sand can meet ever more stringent specifications and be saleable. But … Continue reading Understanding Dewatering: What it is and Why it’s important
The question “how many types of crushers are there?” can be answered in a variety of ways depending on what the person asking is trying to learn about rock, sand, gravel, or mineral processing. The answer might be three if you’re talking about setting up stations in a complete crushing plant – that is, primary, … Continue reading How Many Types of Crushers Are There?
In the quarrying and mineral processing industries, it’s true that we are often working with mined “virgin” materials extracted straight from the earth. But if you’ve been involved with many projects over the years, you know that every mine has its expiration date (expressed as LOM, or expected life of the mine), and even the … Continue reading A Closer Look at Recycled Asphalt: What It Is and Why It Matters
We’ve had a busy fall season here at Kemper Equipment! Our usual work of designing, manufacturing, and supplying the best material handling equipment and solutions is more than enough to keep our team working hard every day, of course. But did you know that we are also dedicated to promoting our industry with knowledge sharing … Continue reading Enhancing Our Industry By Sharing What We Know
Conveyors are essential to quarrying, mining, and mineral processing operations, but we sometimes take them for granted. Did you know that it was not so long ago in human history that these hardworking machines didn’t exist? Imagine your surface or open pit mining operation without any conveyors – things would not be moving very quickly … Continue reading Everything You Wanted to Know About the History of Conveyors
It’s no secret that the intensely hardworking crushing, conveying, and screening equipment in your material processing operation requires regular maintenance to remain reliable and optimally productive. But what are those maintenance “must dos” that maximize uptime and ultimately lead to longer service life expectancies? And how often should you be inspecting and changing wear parts … Continue reading Maintenance of Crushing, Conveying, and Screening Equipment
The question of whether conveyors are better than “truck and shovel” systems in surface and open pit mining operations has long been debated in the industry. Conveyor systems can have a high upfront cost compared to trucks, which makes them less attractive to some businesses just getting started. Trucks are common and readily available and … Continue reading Conveyors vs. Trucks: What’s the best way to transport your materials?