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What you need to know about OSHA’s Jan. 29 COVID guidance

What you need to know about OSHA’s Jan. 29 COVID guidance

Source: EHS Today David Sparkman Feb 04, 2021 When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued its comprehensive guidance on what employers are expected to do to protect their workers from the COVID-19 virus, the bulk of the 6,000-word document repeated much of the advice that was contained in previous agency guidances issued […]

John Deere rolls out performance tiering strategy starting with utility loaders

John Deere rolls out performance tiering strategy starting with utility loaders

The strategy, including the G, P and X tiers, offers contractors three choices of solutions to meet their needs. MOLINE, IL — Developed in response to evolving customer needs and expectations, John Deere recently launched its Performance Tiering Strategy, delivering a range of products at different levels of capability and user experience. Available first on […]

Aloha! Rockster Impactor contributes to sustainability of the Hawaiian paradise

Aloha! Rockster Impactor contributes to sustainability of the Hawaiian paradise

Alakona Corp from Honolulu relies on a high-quality Austrian crusher brand to process RAP and coral with their new R700S Rockster portable crushing plant After a long cruise over the Atlantic Ocean through the Panama Canal, and across the Pacific, Rockster’s mobile Impact Crusher R700S reached the paradisiac Hawaii – more precisely the island of […]

Tailgate triumph

Tailgate triumph

Quarry finds increased productivity with tailgate from longtime partner Maximizing productivity is the universal key for a healthy, successful business. What that looks like for each business varies, but every owner, manager and general employee can attest to the fact that if things aren’t running as smoothly as possible, the business is losing money somewhere. […]

Tips to keep your construction equipment in good shape during the cold winter

Tips to keep your construction equipment in good shape during the cold winter

Source: The Scoop The winter cold is good reason to make sure you and your operators are inspecting machines thoroughly each day and following proper operating procedures to prevent accidental wear and tear, or even downtime. If you plan to store machines during the winter, there are preventive measures you can also take. If you […]

Doosan introduces its largest, most powerful excavator for mining and construction

Doosan introduces its largest, most powerful excavator for mining and construction

Doosan unveiled the DX800LC-7 excavator at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. It’s now available for order SUWANEE, GA — Doosan Infracore North America has expanded its excavator lineup with its largest model yet. The new Doosan® DX800LC-7 excavator increases the company’s footprint in the aggregate mining industry. The crawler excavator’s size makes it ideal for pit and quarry […]

Online interactive conveyor training

Online interactive conveyor training

COVID-19 has introduced a number of hardships on bulk material handlers, including limiting their options for critical training to improve conveyor safety and productivity. With in-person visits curtailed for the foreseeable future, Martin Engineering has developed an extensive array of tools to continue its decades-long tradition of educating those who maintain, manage and design conveyors […]

Easy handling and compact design of Rockster’s mobile crusher were crucial for new customer

Easy handling and compact design of Rockster’s mobile crusher were crucial for new customer

Since summer 2020, Rockster‘s R1100DS impact crusher has been surrounded by emerald green mountains and has been the perfect contract crusher for Kebao Construction Machinery Leasing in Chongqing, China. Amid the Daba Shan, Wu Shan and Dalou Shan mountain ranges, the megacity of Chongqing was built on extremely hilly terrain with very steep streets, which […]

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, […]