Maximize Heap Leach Site Mobility

Heap leach mining operations continually seek greater capacity, continuous material flow and reduced downtime. In any precious metal application – including gold, copper and ore – these challenges are ongoing top-of-the-mind initiatives, particularly due to the complexity of stacking plans. Material handling equipment must be highly mobile and extremely flexible. And, for optimum performance, more and more operations are utilizing integrated conveyor systems, which can be custom-engineered for the specific pad design. The speedy payback from the latter is measured in more tons per move, larger leach pad footprints and increased profitability.


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How the Chevron Wing Pulley Ends Shaking, Rattling and Rolling

Big Joe Turner was first to record the rock and roll hit “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” but Bill Haley and His Comets later sang it more successfully. Since the chart topping success way back in 1954 nothing else has been able to compare to the shake, rattle and roll like wing style conveyor pulleys. Just like your dad, neighbors are pleading with quarry operators to “turn that racket down!”


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Operation Cuts Downtime and Costs with Long-Wearing Idlers

TXI’s Streetman, Texas plant has more conveyor belting than the typical aggregate plant — and last year, the shale operation was wearing out idler cans constantly. “I could literally have a team doing nothing else but replacing idler rolls during each shift,” said plant manager Wynne Stallcop. Eventually, he started pressing his maintenance team for ideas on what could be done to extend idler life.


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New Mobile Bulk Handling Solutions Debut at bauma 2013

Last week, we splashed into bauma 2013 to debut two brand new mobile conveyors for dry bulk truck unload, barge/ship load and stockpiling. Launching these products to the market allows us to take a huge step forward in our quest to become the leader in mobile conveying solutions for bulk terminal customers around the world.


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New High Speed Swing Axle XTP TeleStacker® Conveyor (Video)

To date, transferring a swing axle TeleStacker Conveyor from road to radial travel positions involved a series of time consuming steps. Today, we launch a brand new design we’re calling the Swing Axle XTP. While it performs the same functions as the original swing axle design, our engineers cut out 80% of the time it takes to transition the telescoping unit from road to pit ready positions.


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