Aggregate Equipment Articles

Efficiency, Versatility in Crushing, Sizing Highlighted at MINExpo →

With more underground mine operators under pressure to extract more coal and industrial minerals with fewer resources, efficiency and flexibility are top priorities when gathering and crushing material. The Stamler UFB-14S feeder breaker from Komatsu boosts haulage and conveying efficiency, and the HRX 1000 sizer delivers high-capacity crushing in a compact product. Both products were featured in the MINExpo crushing area of the Komatsu booth.  Click for more...


Komatsu Focuses Future of Electric Rope Shovels on AC-Powered Offerings →

To provide customers up to 6 percent improvement in productivity compared to DC-powered models, Komatsu is now offering all of its P&H electric rope shovels as AC-powered machines going forward. The production improvement gains are measured by comparing machine performance data. Furthermore, several Komatsu customers have reported that they can regularly achieve higher productivity with the company's AC models.  Click for more...


Modular Mining, Immersive Technologies Launch Guided Spotting Simulation System →

Modular Mining, a Komatsu technology brand, and Immersive Technologies, a Komatsu subsidiary, have announced support for ProVision Guided Spotting for Immersive Technologies' range of haul truck simulator conversion kits. The Guided Spotting simulation was developed to accelerate the deployment of Modular Mining's Guided Spotting system without impacting production. By uniting Immersive Technologies' and Modular Mining's expertise in training and workforce development, and load and haul optimization, mines can experience enhanced technology adoption faster without needing to remove haul trucks from production.  Click for more...


Innovation in Drilling Addresses Common Issue of Downtime From Hose Damage →

Komatsu is introducing a new underground hard rock drilling machine with several advanced features originating from customer input and collaboration, including hoseless booms. The ZJ32Bi is a battery-electric, medium-class jumbo built on a common platform for increased user adoption and efficient training. The new machine offers a standard reduced hose configuration — only six per boom — with a hoseless option.  Click for more...


Komatsu Introduces Innovations for Room, Pillar Mining at MINExpo 2021 →

To demonstrate its continued support of, and collaboration with, soft rock operations, Komatsu has introduced new machine features and a next-generation conveyor chain to help mines maximize uptime and achieve productivity goals. These offerings debuting at MINExpo 2021 included the 12HM46 continuous miner with the new Titan cutter head, the BH-18A battery hauler with new lithium-ion battery technology and the NXT single sprocket conveyor chain — all designed to help operators make progress with automation and solve common issues experienced by today's mining companies.  Click for more...


Epiroc Introduces Pit Viper 291 Blasthole Drilling Rig →

Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has introduced the Pit Viper 291 blasthole drilling rig. Epiroc's Pit Viper 291 single-pass rotary drill is designed to tackle larger diameter drilling in soft to medium ground conditions. Capable of 11 to 12 1/4 in. (27.9 to 31.1 cm) diameter holes with 85,000 lb. bit load capacity, the new Pit Viper 291 brings unsurpassed performance to any drilling operation and further extends the industry leading Epiroc Pit Viper range, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


EvoQuip Celebrates Five Years of Crushing It →

EvoQuip, a compact crushing and screening brand with products that focus on simplicity, easy maintenance, fuel efficiency and ease of transport, recently celebrated five successful years in business via a virtual hour-long celebration attended by almost 100 distributors around the world. Launched in 2016 to bring a simplified range of equipment to the crushing and screening industry, EvoQuip has grown from strength to strength to become one of the top three compact crushing and screening brands in the world.  Click for more...


IAAP Will Host 2021 Convention, Miner Safety Conference →

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) announced it will hold its annual Convention and Miner Safety Conference Dec. 14 to 15, 2021, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Ill. The IAAP Convention is the largest aggregates industry convention in the Midwest with more than 400 attendees each year. The Aggregate Miner Safety Conference attracts more than 100 attendees. The convention gives attendees an opportunity to meet and network with peers and customers.  Click for more...


BHP, Caterpillar to Accelerate Development of Zero-Emissions Mining Trucks →

BHP announced a partnership with Caterpillar Inc. to develop and deploy zero-emissions mining trucks at BHP sites to reduce operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This milestone is the result of more than 12 months of close collaboration between BHP and Caterpillar Inc. in analyzing energy demands and the options to apply this new technology on BHP sites. To support progress towards BHP's long-term goal of achieving net zero operational GHG emissions (Scope 1 and 2 from operated assets) by 2050, BHP will have early access to zero-emissions equipment developed by Caterpillar and hands-on learning opportunities to ensure successful deployment at BHP sites.  Click for more...


Helping Nature Look 'Perfect' for Instagram →

From Construction Equipment Guide... This year, now, more than ever, the warm weather has brought out the desire to be outdoors, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy nature and the scenery and colors that come with it. Social media immortalizes every experience. After months of being cooped up inside and seeing the same four walls, there's now a flood of selfies where people are surrounded by plant life and beautiful views. From inner-city parks to mountain slopes or even a handful of white pebbles decorating a flowering bush becomes an opportunity for a photoshoot.  Click for more...


New Cat 777G Water Solutions Truck Offers Smarter, Sustainable Way to Water →

At mining and quarry sites, haul road dust can take a toll on safety and productivity, leading to a continuous struggle to balance dust suppression with overwatering. Built on the proven Cat 777G truck platform, the new Cat 777G Water Solutions truck offers mining and quarry operations an innovative and smarter water truck to help control haul road dust. Integrating truck, tank and water delivery system, connected with technology, the 777G from Cat Water Solutions helps solve overwatering and underwatering issues with a focus on sustainable operations.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Wingra Stone Co. — Serving Wisconsin for Nearly 100 Years →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Few companies survive nearly 100 years, especially considering the severe economic downturns of the last century: the Great Depression; the tumultuous construction market of the late 1970s and early 1980s; and the Great Recession of 2008. Wingra Stone Company made it through all of those — as well as the good times — by adjusting its operations and making strategic moves as needed. Stewart Watson founded the firm in 1928 under the name Stewart Watson Construction.  Click for more...


Rock Machinery Co. LLC Hires Bud Fontana as Mining Account Manager →

Rock Machinery Co. LLC, a distributor of processing equipment and parts for the mining, aggregate and recycling industries, announced its recent hire of Bud Fontana, who joins the company as the mining account manager. Based in Hibbing, Minn., Fontana will cover the Minnesota Iron Range in his territory. Fontana brings 30 years of sales and management experience in mining and manufacturing to his new position, having worked for such companies as Industrial Rubber Products, ITW Irathane Systems and P&H Mining Equipment/Joy Global/Komatsu, as well as consulting for various industries.  Click for more...


Komatsu D475A-8 Mining Dozer Delivers More Production, Longer Life →

On mining sites, support machines, like dozers, can directly impact productivity by keeping blasting, loading and dump areas clean, enabling loading and hauling equipment to work more efficiently. If your operation needs a versatile mining dozer that can go from ripping solid rock to cleaning up around the dragline, take a look at the new Komatsu D475A-8. Built for Years of Reliable Service Using extensive customer feedback, Komatsu re-engineered the D475A-8 mainframe to target twice the life of previous models and withstand multiple rebuild/overhaul cycles.  Click for more...


Metso Outotec Continues to Provide Mining Industry Particle Ore Sorting Solutions Supported by TOMRA Technology →

Metso Outotec and TOMRA Mining have agreed to continue the non-exclusive cooperation to supply particle ore sorting solutions for the mining and metallurgical industries. The collaboration expands Metso Outotec's and TOMRA's capability to offer leading-edge solutions that help increase the overall value of ore deposits by reaching new levels of energy efficiency and productivity, decreasing costs and extending the life of mining operations.  Click for more...


Mass.-Based Agresource Finds the 'Right Mix' for Custom-Made Engineered Soils →

Agresource Inc., a Mass.-based corporation, has been doing business since 1984. It supplies services to municipal, industrial and commercial clients throughout the region by making compost from organic materials of many different varieties, including yard waste, food waste and other organic materials and making a variety of products, including compost and custom engineered soils. David Harding joined the company in 2012 with a background in the custom soils and composting industry and in 2015 he assumed the role of company president.  Click for more...


Zekovic Company Purchases Second Rockster R900 Impact Crusher →

Zekovic Company, located in a small town of Ċ½abljak, in a mountainous north-western part of Montenegro, has purchased a second Rockster R900 impact crusher. "Due to our business expansion, there has been a need for a second crusher. It was an easy decision to invest in another Rockster. Since 2009, our long-lasting relationship is more like family than business, plus the R900 is our ideal machine and does exactly what we need," the company said.  Click for more...


Six New Cat Primary, Secondary Pulverizers Deliver High-Performance Concrete Demolition →

Caterpillar's new generation of primary and secondary pulverizers deliver up to 52 percent faster cycle times, producing more tons-per-liter of fuel burned. The new Cat Pulverizer line includes three new rotatable primary models — P318, P324 and P332 — which feature 360-degree rotation, and three new fixed secondary models — P218, P224 and P232. Both pulverizer series are designed to fit 19.8 to 55 ton (18- to 50-t) machines.  Click for more...


In-House Projects Give Constituents Best Bang for Buck →

Tarrant County, the third largest county in Texas and the 15th biggest in the country, has a population of more than 2 million and is split into four precincts. Considered one of the most urbanized regions in the state of Texas, Precinct 3 is the fastest growing precinct in the county and has a population of more than 500,000. It is located in the northeast corner of Tarrant County, which has a footprint of approximately 900 sq.  Click for more...


Rubble Master Adds Century Equipment Co as New Dealer →

Rubble Master recently announced that it has named Century Equipment Co to its growing dealer network in North America. Century Equipment has eight convenient locations throughout Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. "Our current customers already deal with materials that are being processed by crushers and screens," said Ryan May, president of Century Equipment. "Partnering with Rubble Master has been a no-brainer to better serve our customers.  Click for more...



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