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?
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 How to Find the Right Conveyors for Your Project Needs
If you’re actively shopping for rock crushers, you probably already have your particular operation’s exact requirements in mind, or at least have a good idea about your crushing needs. As you know, the sizes, varieties, and hardness of the rock you need to crush, as well as the necessary output from the crusher are key … Continue reading 4 Questions to Ask When Buying Crushers for Rock, Sand, Gravel, and Mineral Processing
If you have a need to process sand, gravel, or rock and you do not own the proper rock-crushing equipment, you need to work with a professional company that sells the best new machines for your needs. If you need rock crushing equipment and feel that buying new machines is the best option, make sure … Continue reading Rock Crushers: Everything You Need to Know
Cleanliness is sometimes an overlooked part of the material handling industry. The truth is, a lot of aggregate producers only settle for satisfactory when it comes to cleaning their aggregate; and while “satisfactory” works, the most common hydraulic methods used for washing are hardly perfect. Despite potentially sub-par methods of washing, there is generally an … Continue reading The Basics of Washing Equipment
A successful operation, whether it be crushing, screening, recycling, or a mixture of the three, doesn’t necessarily require a large and expensive processing plant. In fact, many successful companies that work in the aforementioned areas often find that mobility is key to their success, rather than a stationary plant.
“Time is money,” or so the adage goes; but how easy is that to quantify? Well, for many businesses, this is a simple equation to work out. Whether you go by operational and repair costs, salaries, or products, knowing how much you spend to stay productive can help you understand how much money you’re losing … Continue reading How Much Downtime Can Cost Your Business
Crushing and screening equipment are undoubtedly two of the most important aspects of construction and material handling operations. The efficiency of your crusher and screening equipment will ensure the rest of your process runs smoothly and with minimal maintenance. This equipment receives harsh wear from the material it’s processing, so planning parts replacement and maintenance … Continue reading All About Screen and Crusher Parts and Maintenance