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Free Crushing Profitability Upgrades

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Mon,Jul 08,2013 @ 08:29 AM

What is the biggest idea you can apply and see added profits for little to no cost?

The answer is pretty un dramatic... an adequate production record keeping system. That's right; an adequate production record keeping system is the foundation of all your attempts to become more productive and for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, you cannot even know if you are making a difference unless you have accurate records to see if what you are doing is making a difference.

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Topics: Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, crusher profitability, crushing and screening maintenance

Knowing the 4 Types of Crusher Spares Can Help Reduce Your Downtime

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,Feb 28,2013 @ 07:24 AM

Whether your crushing spread is the integral link for a mining operation, producing road gravel for the local municipality, or making plant mix for a highways project, extended downtime due to a lack of parts inventory is a profit killer!

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Topics: Downtime, Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, troubleshooting, crusher spare parts, crushing and screening maintenance

Cold Weather Conveyor Maintenance

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,Jan 10,2013 @ 10:39 AM

The winter freeze hit Western Canada at the end of October – a month earlier than the previous two years. This means that your gear has been subjected to an additional month of wear and tear while operating at the extremes of winter.

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Topics: Radial Stacker, Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, Winter Maintenance, Conveyor Maintenance, crushing and screening maintenance

You need parts when?

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Wed,Nov 28,2012 @ 10:13 AM

How important is this? Seems like a simple question, but it is one that doesn’t get asked or expressed often enough.

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Topics: Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, parts, gravel screening, Gravel Crusher, Crushing and Screening, maintenance, Crusher Wear Parts, Cone Liners, crushing and screening maintenance

Downtime: Striking Fear In The Hearts of Everyone

Posted by Wade Buehler on Wed,Oct 31,2012 @ 01:22 PM

Downtime, the mere mention of it makes wallets slam shut and sends shivers down the spine. It’s a dirty word that is talked about endlessly; it’s the main topic of discussion at meetings and continuous improvement programs everywhere.

Downtime affects all areas and levels of business; it’s like a plague, an incurable disease and an endless source of torment that manufacturers, consultants and practitioners of long forgotten and mysterious dark arts all promise to help you reduce so you can increase production, operate more efficiently, be more profitable and sleep better at night. You would think that something that carries such a heavy weight to attract so much attention would eventually get solved, but the source of downtime can be so far reaching and difficult to assess that it is almost impossible to get a handle on.

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Topics: Downtime, Crusher Wear Parts, crushing and screening maintenance

10 Considerations When Choosing an Aggregate Equipment Manufacturer

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,Sep 27,2012 @ 09:41 AM

People are motivated to buy for many reasons. For some it’s the prestige of ownership, for others it’s the perceived value of everything that comes with the purchase price and for others, the only factor worth considering is the selling price.

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Topics: Portable Crushing and Screening, Aggregate Equipment Manufacturing, crushing and screening maintenance

What does your screening plant designer do for you?

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Tue,Aug 14,2012 @ 08:00 AM

At one time in the not so distant past, bigger was synonymous with better, faster and stronger.

A bigger plant equaled more production, but thanks to technological advancements in computer software like Solidworks 3D Cad, modern aggregate processing equipment is being designed and developed with an emphasis on increasing plant efficiency, reducing size and weight and reducing the overall cost of ownership by increasing in spec uptime production and reducing maintenance and downtime. To the end user this means that the next generation of equipment is highly efficient and in many cases, lighter in weight and requires a considerably smaller footprint to run.

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Topics: screening, gravel screening, service, screen parts, crushing and screening maintenance


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