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Bottom Adjusting vs Top Adjusting Cone Crushers: What You Should Know

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,Feb 22,2018 @ 08:40 AM

The machine central to almost every crushing spread is the cone crusher and there are two basic families of cone crushers; top adjusting bearing cones and bottom adjusting bushing cones. For operators who are considering the purchase of a cone, it is important to understand differences between the two types – especially, production, parts and maintenance implications.

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Topics: crusher profitability, Hydrocone Crusher, crusher maintenance

Reducing the Cost of Wear Parts, Sandvik HX900 Cast In Carbide

Posted by ELRUS Aggregate Systems on Thu,Jan 11,2018 @ 09:15 AM

The crushing business requires heavy duty equipment which has been designed to take a lot of punishment. For most operators, replacing wear parts is a significant ongoing expense necessary to keep equipment in service. Finding a way to reduce the cost of wear on equipment is a highly desirable goal to increase their profitability.

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Topics: Sandvik, Crusher Wear Parts

How to Remove Natural Fines and Small Rounds to Increase Fracture

Posted by Wade Buehler on Tue,Dec 19,2017 @ 11:41 AM

In the crushing business, having the right equipment is crucial to ensuring you are maximizing profit and minimizing costs. For crushing operators who work in a pit context, pea-sized natural rounds and fines are inevitable and must be eliminated to meet aggregate specifications for road and concrete applications.

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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

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