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
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
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.
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.
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.
The purchase price of crushing equipment or consumables such as screen media vary at least 50% in terms of purchase price. Scan the market and you will find 300 Horsepower Cone Plants range from $300,000 to $600,000. Screen cloth for a carry deck ranges from $1,000 to $7,000. The list of comparisons goes on and on to every nut, bolt, roller and component of a crushing operation.
If purchase price was the determining factor in profitability, why does a difference in price exist? Wouldn’t the operations that spent the least amount of money on equipment, parts and service own the market? One look around tells you that this isn’t the case. If you dig deeper, it’s the operators who understand the two drivers of crushing profitability that are the most successful. Those drivers are:
In the past decade, incidents of copper wire theft have risen dramatically.
Driven by the demand for building materials in burgeoning overseas markets like China and India, copper prices have risen more than 400% in the past five years and shows no signs of stopping.
Record high prices, availability, low level of risk and until recently, light legal penalties if caught, have caused what some would say is an epidemic of crime in major centres throughout North America.