Crushing is a dangerous business. Every year there are serious accidents on the job site and some are fatal. Nearly all could have been avoided with better safe work practices. Just this past June, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Serious Accident Alert after a worker was trying to unplug a portable crusher. He attempted to turn the crusher rotor using a pry bar and his foot got caught in the moving part.Read More
Having the right crushing and screening equipment to handle your environment, materials, and end products is critical. The wrong equipment will cost you a lot of money and time so understanding the relative advantages and disadvantages of equipment is key to making the best decision for your business.Read More
Moving a portable sand and gravel crushing operation from one location to another as quick, safe and economically as possible has always been one of the biggest challenges faced by producers.Read More
In the business of making small rocks out of big ones, improving crusher efficiency by removing any material that could slow down or otherwise hamper the crushing process is the first step in optimizing crusher performance.
When they first came onto the crushing scene, operator control rooms were focused on three things - operator comfort, operator safety and quicker shutdowns. But as they have become more sophisticated with integration of controls for all aspects of the equipment, modern control towers now significantly increase profitability for a crushing operation in several ways.Read More
The crushing industry has seen some dramatic changes from the early days when a steam engine powered a crusher, to the current days where a single genset and electric motors operate a complete spread.
One of the many changes to equipment used for crushing aggregates is the evolution of the Control Van, an innovation which was pioneered by ELRUS Aggregate Systems of Calgary, AB.Read More
A key first step in optimizing crushing and screening efficiency is making sure that everything is level.
A level plant helps ensure that the material is evenly distributed on the belts and that the flow of feed material to each step of the process is optimized. It also promotes more even and consistent wear of parts and wear surfaces thus reducing downtime and maintenance costs. (Watch the Video Below)Read More
Topics: Aggregate Crushing and Screening
ELRUS Aggregate Systems announced recently that Christopher Nelson has joined the firm to fill the recently created position of Ontario General Manager based in of the company’s Cambridge, Ontario facility. Nelson brings more than 23 years of experience in the aggregate and mining industry.Read More
ELRUS Aggregate Systems is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This completes the third stage of the company’s expansion into the Western United States and sets the stage for future expansion into Utah in 2015.
There is an optimum time to change your cone liners. Too soon and you don’t get the value for the cost of the liner, too late and you suffer from significant production losses.
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