Topics: Downtime, crusher spare parts, gravel crushing and screening costs, crusher profitability, maintenance, Cone crusher, Constant Liner Performance, Crusher Wear Parts, Cone Liners, Maximize Production with Sandvik Cones and CLP, manganese
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!
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.