At Kemper Equipment, we listen, consult, create, and solve problems for our valued clients in the aggregate processing and material handling industries. Today’s blog post showcases one of our recent success cases to show you what improved production actually looks like in practice. Kemper recently custom-designed a new plant for a construction aggregate producer to … Continue reading Success Story: How Kemper Helped a Local Construction Aggregate Producer Improve Production
According to many aggregate industry sources—including our direct observation here at Kemper Equipment, 2019 ended up being an excellent year for aggregate processing and mining operations. Robust construction activity created better demand than in many recent years for everything from crushed stone to sand, and pricing was up for most materials, as well. These good … Continue reading Our Aggregate Industry Predictions for the New Year 2020
Depending on your specific aggregate processing application, screening equipment may fit in different points of your material handling operation. Screens size and separate your material after crushing, but they may be integrated just after the primary crusher—as in most crushed stone plants—or screening may occur just before stockpiling or material transport (as in the construction … Continue reading Choosing the Right Screening Equipment
Once upon a time, determining how much of a given material—aggregate, recycled asphalt, sand for concrete products, and more—was needed for a given project involved a lot of time-consuming manual math. Similarly, keeping track of regular maintenance needs for your various crushing, screening, conveyor, and wash equipment meant careful record-keeping within paper logs that were … Continue reading Material Calculators & Aggregate Processing Tech Resources You’ll Want to Use
Recently, we’ve been focusing on the benefits of portable and modular plants for aggregate, sand, gravel, and recycled asphalt processing. It’s true that portable equipment can be ideal in terms of long term cost and production flexibility. Portables can add capacity quickly so you can meet changing contract or seasonal requirements, too. And with the … Continue reading What to Know about Leasing Aggregate Processing Equipment vs. Buying – Both are Great Options!
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?