Topics: gravel crushing and screening costs, Aggregate Crushing and Screening
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.
Topics: Gravel Crusher, Primary Jaw Crusher, crusher profitability, Aggregate Crushing and Screening
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
Topics: Crushing and screening equipment, ELRUS Aggregate Systems
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
Topics: Crushing and screening equipment, aggregate equipment, control trailers
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.
Topics: ELRUS Aggregate Systems, ELRUS, ELRUS Colorado, Colorado Aggregate Equipment
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.
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
As a relative newcomer to this industry (six years) I am not really surprised by the lack of consistency in nomenclature. In agriculture where I grew up, a farmer in Kansas had a different name than a farmer in Saskatchewan for the identical part, machine or feature.
Topics: Winter Maintenance, Crushing and screening equipment, aggregate equipment
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 crushing and screening record keeping system. That's right; an adequate record keeping system that tracks production 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.
Topics: Aggregate Equipment Maintenance, crusher profitability, crushing and screening maintenance