Category Archives: Features

McCloskey Washing Systems first North American Open Day showcases Sandstorm 620

McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS) held their first North American Open Day at H&H Stone LLC in Bolingbrook, IL, from June 20 to 21, 2018. The event highlighted new washing and classifying equipment for both quarrying and recycling applications.

Cement plant overcomes remote conveyor issues with unique power generation technology

An innovative cement manufacturer in the Midwestern U.S. has implemented a unique power solution at a remote conveyor location that lacked convenient electrical access. The patent-pending design uses the kinetic energy of the moving belt to generate enough electricity to drive an automated dust suppression system, a pneumatic belt cleaner tensioner and a series of […]

Today’s wash plants ~ more productive, intelligent and eco-friendly

RockRoadRecycle staff writer Around the globe, the mining, minerals, recycling and construction industries are encountering a variety of challenges based on ever changing customer requirements. This has meant that there is now a growing need to meet today’s stringent specifications for cleaner and higher quality aggregates — whether virgin or recycled — while using more […]

Komatsu America introduces the new WA480-8 wheel loader

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL — Komatsu America Corp. recently announced the introduction of the new WA480-8 Wheel Loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine, this latest addition to the wheel loader family combines higher production with lower fuel costs, improved operator comfort and enhanced serviceability.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems: preserving the future through diversion

by Larry Bernstien Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), headquartered in Chicago’s northern suburb of Morton Grove, IL, is the Midwest’s leading independent recycling and waste diversion provider. Lakeshore Recycling Systems was founded from a January 2013 merger between Recycling Systems Inc. (established in 1999) and Lakeshore Waste Services (founded in 2003).

Effective driller to blaster communication improves safety and work performance

When it comes to better and safer drilling and blasting either at quarries or at construction sites, effective communication is essential between quarry management or contractor, the drilling crew and the blasting team. That is according to James Buchanan and Allan Greene, presenters at this year’s Mine Blasting Safety and Application Seminar at the National […]

Hillhead 2018 sets new attendance record

Hillhead 2018 sets new attendance record Held in a limestone quarry in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside in the UK, Hillhead is the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world. Continually adapting, it provides a spectacular and unique setting for exhibitors and visitors alike to do business amongst live working demonstrations and […]

Autonomous and remote control operations: the future has happened

Introduction by Colleen Suo Article and photos courtesy of Caterpillar and Komatsu The major players in the world of autonomous mining applications thus far have been Komatsu and Cat©. With the purpose of automating the haul cycle, exploration into the current technology began over 30 years ago. The dream of “driverless” hauling has become a […]

New DoosanCONNECT® system provides connected machine solution for Doosan equipment

SUWANEE, GA — Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, introduces DoosanCONNECT® — a new telematics management system for Doosan® excavators, wheel loaders, material handlers, log loaders and articulated dump trucks. The connected machine solution provides greater machine-to-machine communication, machine intelligence and remote equipment monitoring to maximize machine uptime protection.

Liebherr delivers 200-ton electric drive excavator to Eurovia mine

The new R 9200 E with a rated output of 1,675 HP (850 kW) is the biggest excavator on Eurovia’s 350 sites today. The electric 200-ton excavator balances performance with environmental consciousness: No exposure of people and the environment to diesel emissions and noise, longer engine life cycle and up to 25 percent less maintenance […]

Preparing for and managing blasting complaints, gives blasters additional confidence

by Jon M. Casey How to respond to, handle and avoid blasting complaints is always something to consider when going about blasting projects, whether they be in quarry applications or at construction sites. According to representatives from Sauls Seismic, LLC and the law firm of Montgomery, Rennie & Jonson, there are a number of items […]

Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. The development of the new four-model range has relied heavily on the longstanding rigid hauler expertise of Volvo CE’s subsidiary Terex Trucks, combined with the technological […]