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Winter Crushing Tips to Help Keep You Up and Running

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Mon,Nov 06,2017 @ 10:17 AM

There is no such thing as bad weather, however there is such a thing as inappropriate clothing. Crushing in the winter is tougher but doesn’t have to be miserable with some planning and solid thinking.

Here are a few tips for getting your spread ready for winter crushing:

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Topics: Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, Winter Maintenance, Crushing and Screening

Crushing and Screening - Safety is our #1 Priority

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Wed,Sep 20,2017 @ 08:50 AM

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.

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Topics: Crushing and Screening, crusher safety, improve crushing safety

Portable Equipment vs Tracked Equipment. What Can You Expect?

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,Aug 03,2017 @ 10:34 AM

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.

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Topics: Portable and mobile crushing and screening

Reducing the costs of moving a sand and gravel spread

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,Jul 20,2017 @ 08:54 AM

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.

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Topics: gravel crushing and screening costs, Aggregate Crushing and Screening

Grizzly bars and feeders improve primary crushing efficiency

Posted by Wade Buehler on Tue,Jul 11,2017 @ 09:00 AM

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.

 

 

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Topics: Gravel Crusher, Primary Jaw Crusher, crusher profitability, Aggregate Crushing and Screening

Increase crushing profitability with centralized control.

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,Jun 01,2017 @ 10:50 AM

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.

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Topics: Crushing and screening equipment, ELRUS Aggregate Systems

The evolution of the power van

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,May 11,2017 @ 01:51 PM

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.

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Topics: Crushing and screening equipment, aggregate equipment, control trailers

Proper crusher and screen feeding

Posted by Wade Buehler on Mon,Apr 10,2017 @ 03:23 PM

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)

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Topics: Aggregate Crushing and Screening

ELRUS Aggregate Systems Appoints Ontario General Manager

Posted by Wade Buehler on Tue,Jan 31,2017 @ 08:07 AM

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.

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ELRUS opens new Colorado Springs location.

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,Oct 09,2014 @ 08:12 AM

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.

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Topics: ELRUS Aggregate Systems, ELRUS, ELRUS Colorado, Colorado Aggregate Equipment


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