Category Archives: Features

Designing for safety: A new approach to belt conveyors

Designing for safety: A new approach to belt conveyors

Conveyors are among the most dynamic and potentially dangerous areas of equipment at a mine or material processing site. Even though their safety and performance are critical to the operation’s success, the impact of their contribution to overall efficiency is often unrecognized by management and workers alike. Operational basics of belt conveyor systems are too […]

Doosan Bobcat and Wounded Warrior Project present U.S. Army veteran with new Bobcat compact track loader

Doosan Bobcat and Wounded Warrior Project present U.S. Army veteran with new Bobcat compact track loader

WEST FARGO, ND – Doosan Bobcat North America, in partnership with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), presented U.S. Army veteran Andrew Long with a new Bobcat® R-Series T76 compact track loader and 80-inch bucket attachment, together valued at nearly $90,000. The two organizations teamed up at Piedmont Bobcat, the local Bobcat dealer near where Long lives […]

Weighing the pros and cons of tailgates

Weighing the pros and cons of tailgates

From cost to capacity – calculating ROI potential by Josh Swank, Philippi-Hagenbuch vice president of sales & marketing Quarry managers know that hauling more with each pass, without added maintenance, leads to increased revenue. Still, some companies forgo potential profits every day because of one missing component — a tailgate. Aggregates companies should consider the […]

Aggregate producers: High efficiency “shaped” wire screens are the way to the future

Aggregate producers: High efficiency “shaped” wire screens are the way to the future

Testing indicates that shaped woven wire screen is up to 30% more efficient than traditional round wire, and can maintain sorting accuracy while lasting significantly longer For aggregate producers, efficient and accurate sizing of material during processing is essential to profitability. One renowned screening expert has termed plant screening stations as the “cash box” of […]

Falkland Islands quarry enlists Sandvik mobiles to meet thriving demand

Falkland Islands quarry enlists Sandvik mobiles to meet thriving demand

  Located on East Falkland, Pony’s Pass quarry is a booming site which is at the industrial heart of the island’s operations. Despite its isolated position, it annually produces 160,000 tons of quartzitic sandstone using a state-of-the-art mobile crushing and screening train. To meet the diverse and logistically challenging requirements of this project, Sandvik Mobile […]

Managed services for conveyor maintenance introduced to Mid-Atlantic region

Managed services for conveyor maintenance introduced to Mid-Atlantic region

The use of factory-trained, OSHA- and MSHA-certified experts for maintenance of bulk handling systems has taken another step forward as Martin Engineering establishes its newest Mr. Blade™ territory, serving the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA. Introduced in 2015, the network is a unique factory-direct service program, delivering replacement belt cleaner blades, air cannon valves and […]

Macleod Construction and Sandvik celebrate two decades of partnership

Macleod Construction and Sandvik celebrate two decades of partnership

MacLeod Construction Ltd may have been founded on traditional house building values, but it has successfully embedded modern construction and quarrying practices into its operations. Based in Lochgilphead (Scottland), the multi-faceted company are one of the largest private employers in the area and remain an innovator when it comes to materials, production and management. For […]

Doosan introduces its next generation DA30-5 and DA45-5 articulated dump trucks

Doosan introduces its next generation DA30-5 and DA45-5 articulated dump trucks

SUWANEE, GA — As the newest generation of articulated dump trucks, the Doosan® DA30-5 and DA45-5 represent the latest enhancements to articulated dump truck (ADT) performance, reliability, operator comfort and serviceability. In conjunction with CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, announced the two newest models in its ADT lineup. Since then, the company has […]

Martin Engineering offers free webinar: Critical concepts in reducing carryback

Martin Engineering offers free webinar: Critical concepts in reducing carryback

REGISTER NOW September 10, 2020 | 8:00 am EST or September 15, 2020 | 4:00 pm EST Material sticking to the belt after the discharge point, also known as carryback, is problematic. Carryback leads to belt mistracking, shortened belt life, premature equipment failure, lower production, and increased risk of worker injury. When you compare the […]

Go with the flow: Preventing accumulation in cement processing

Go with the flow: Preventing accumulation in cement processing

Efficient material flow is a critical element of dry-process cement manufacturing, and accumulation or blockages can put a choke hold on a plant’s profitability. Hang-ups in storage systems and build-up in process vessels can impede material movement, causing bottlenecks that interfere with equipment performance and reduce process efficiency. Poor material flow also raises maintenance expenses, […]

Rockster’s closed circuit impactor is #1 choice for leading company in recycling of building materials

Rockster’s closed circuit impactor is #1 choice for leading company in recycling of building materials

Demolish — recycle — build. Bauhof Deutschlandsberg GmbH has been ensuring the perfect material cycle for 24 years. With a 9-person team and strong partner network such as the transport company Konrad Pistolnig GmbH, Westbeton GmbH and Tiefbau Deutschlandsberg, company’s great strengths are building demolition, container services and the recycling of all types of construction […]

Who can answer my heavy-haul questions?

Who can answer my heavy-haul questions?

by Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing, Talbert Manufacturing To an outsider, hauling might seem straightforward — and some might even say easy. Operators, fleet managers, dealers and manufacturers know better. Hauling is a complicated process. Operators must consider the specifications of the intended load, road conditions in their operating area, and a […]

Conveyor service contracts reduce downtime, hazards & costs

Conveyor service contracts reduce downtime, hazards & costs

Improve efficiency, reduce risk and control operating costs In a number of industries, operators are increasingly turning to outside contractors to take advantage of consistent maintenance schedules and expert service. Conducted by experienced and well-trained technicians from specialty companies, these contracts have been found to improve safety and control costs. Specialty contracting may be a […]

Caterpillar announces MineStar Edge™ mine management technology platform

Caterpillar announces MineStar Edge™ mine management technology platform

Caterpillar is adding a new platform, MineStar Edge, to augment the Cat® MineStar™ Solutions suite of technologies and to align with the way many mining operations manage their businesses. Edge creates an operational ecosystem for mining companies. Rather than having data in individual silos, Edge brings visibility to the entire mining operation and enables managers […]

Belt conveyor danger zones

Belt conveyor danger zones

Recognizing the hazards is a key step toward preventing conveyor-related injuries. In bulk material handling applications, a conveyor is typically a massive, complex and extremely powerful system. It’s usually constructed of rubber belting, set on rolling idlers, wrapped around large steel drums at each end and driven by a high-torque motor. As such, a conveyor […]

“The sound of silence” – What mine operators should expect from MSHA during pandemic

“The sound of silence” – What mine operators should expect from MSHA during pandemic

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips by Christopher G Peterson Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, most mine operators have been waiting for MSHA to release some health and safety guidance regarding the outbreak and how to safeguard the safety and health of their miners. After a protracted period of silence, on its […]

Automated monitoring and reporting system for conveyor belt cleaners

Automated monitoring and reporting system for conveyor belt cleaners

In a move to continue its leadership in the development and implementation of advanced technologies for conveyors and other bulk material handling applications, Martin Engineering has announced a belt cleaner position indicator that monitors the blade, tracking and reporting of remaining service life. The intuitive Martin N2® position indicator (PI) monitors primary belt cleaner blades, […]

Avoid tanking risks

Avoid tanking risks

Innovative water tanks minimize financial and safety risks by Vice President of Marketing, Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc. Josh Swank Successful aggregate managers know multiple factors contribute to their profitability, from minimizing their trucks’ cycle times to ensuring their crew’s safety. Even support equipment, such as water trucks, can’t escape their analysis — or at least they shouldn’t. […]

Pushing the limits

Pushing the limits

by Josh Swank, vice president of sales and marketing, Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc. The key to long-term success in any business is maximizing efficiency. For industrial operations, such as construction, aggregates and mining, achieving this might look more like a complex game of chess. The strategy involves managers carefully maneuvering employees, equipment and materials across the board […]

Effective mobile processing

Effective mobile processing

Participating for the sixth time at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, Keestrack is once again presenting its full-line program of mobile processing equipment for the recycling and aggregates industry. Still expanding its global presence with its headquarters in Belgium, four production and assembly facilities in Europe and Asia, dealers and service partners in over 50 countries worldwide, Keestrack continuously […]

After 11 years of quality crushing with R900, it’s time for a larger Rockster impactor

After 11 years of quality crushing with R900, it’s time for a larger Rockster impactor

Convinced with the ease of operation and the hydrostatic drive It was in 2008 when AGM Nemec purchased their first Rockster R900 track-mounted mobile impact crusher from the authorized Rockster Dealer Skalar d.o.o.. “After a short testing period, we were convinced that the Rockster impact crusher with a hydrostatic drive and a low transport weight […]

Safe confined space entry for chutes, silos and hoppers

Safe confined space entry for chutes, silos and hoppers

An estimated 7% of the U.S. fatalities recorded by MSHA between 1995 and 2011 occurred in a confined space. To reduce that number, conveyor operators are wise to understand exactly how a confined space is defined, and to consider what they can do to prevent serious injuries. Many factors can cause bulk materials to adhere […]

Terex haulers boast cost-effective features

Terex haulers boast cost-effective features

Terex Trucks’ TA300 hauler — more fuel efficient than ever before Simple to operate and easy to maintain, the TA300 is a proven performer that delivers low total cost of ownership and high productivity, which now incorporates a new transmission that leads to a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency. This, among other features, has seen […]