Aggregate production is a low margin business and those in the business have little power to influence the price of their products. These facts drive the need for constant cost reduction and the most effective way to reduce costs over time is through a smart system of measurements that give you the information you need to make wise decisions for plant options.
Producers across the country are after user-friendly automation technologies as a way to increase uptime and reduce the load on operators. Etheridge Automation vice-president Jon Etheridge has overseen more than 50 successful automation projects in Canada and the U.S. Listen to Jon as he walks you through examples of Canadian quarries already benefiting from automation technologies, and describes the various automated options from simple crusher automation to full plant options.
A collaborative effort was launched between the National Research Councilof Canada (NRC), the Government of Quebec and Université Laval to find a solution to the problems stemming from the presence of pyrrhotite in concrete.
Algoma has been a manufacturing staple in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. for more than a century. The fully integrated steel producer of hot and cold rolled steel products is the largest employer in the area and builds steel for a wide variety of manufacturing, automotive, construction, mining, energy, ship, rail and military applications around the globe.
Swedish companies Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and Skanska are turning the quarrying industry upside down in a groundbreaking study to create the world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry. Drawing on the electromobility and automation expertise of the Volvo Group, the research project, dubbed Electric Site, aims to electrify each transport stage in a quarry – from excavation to primary crushing, and transport to secondary crushing – although a negligible amount of diesel power will still be used. The system’s efficiency, safety and environmental benefits are set to impact both customers and society at large.
At LafargeHolcim, sustainability is a serious issue. The global building materials manufacturing giant created the LafargeHolcim 2030 Sustainability Plan in support of UN “Sustainable Development Goals” for the planet. The company aims to use more than 60 million tonnes/year of waste-derived fuels by 2020.
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