Technology
Gaining an edge in efficient performance can only occur when plant maintenance is proactive – not reactive. The latter is merely a fix-it-after-it’s-broken mentality. A proactive approach generates an ongoing preventive and predictive maintenance strategy that ensures increased uptime and throughput, maximum equipment wear life, higher quality products, and improved safety.
When talking about aggregate, the term “clean” is used to refer to material that is free of dirt, clay or organic material. These days (at least in British Columbia), the definition of clean can be extended to include material that does not generate acid or leach metals when exposed to rainfall.
Finding efficiencies throughout the quarry is paramount for competing in today’s Canadian aggregates market.
Feb. 9, 2015, Chula Vista, CA - A leading west coast recycler of asphalt and concrete material from large demolition and road projects has successfully employed an atomized mist dust suppression system to control air quality in and around its Chula Vista plant.
Jan. 29, 2015, Wixom, Mich. - First-of-its kind test for rod wipers developed by Halite and MSOE sets new industry criteria for contaminant exclusion.
Dec. 12, 2014 – Superior Industries, a major U.S. manufacturer and global supplier of material handling systems and their related components, says its washing fines recovery system was granted patent protection from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 
Dec. 10, 2014, Sunnydale, California - The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Trimble an exemption that will allow it to conduct commercial operation of its UX5 Aerial Imaging Solution in the U.S. 
The Armadex product line of high-performance, bolt-down rubber screen sections and liners from Polydeck Screen Corporation offer outstanding performance in the most abusive, top deck screening applications.
A huge dump truck speeds away from a complex of towers, loading bins and conveyors on the edge of a vast limestone quarry. Barely two minutes later it is back for another load of 0-20 foundation stone.
Cone crushers were valuable tools in the aggregate industry from the moment of their creation, and they remain so today.
Asphalt milling is the process of grinding up asphalt that can then be recycled.
The introduction of stricter emissions standards for commercial Canada has been widely speculated for years, and has transitioned from possibility to inevitability.
In the aggregates processing industry, plant operators commonly relocate mechanical conveyor systems in an effort to reuse existing equipment in new applications.
The selection of screens on the market in Canada has never been greater, allowing companies better-than-ever opportunities to maximize production profits.
Ongoing innovation is the key to success in any field – and the aggregate sector is no exception.

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