Road bikes are not one size fits all. With each make and model, there’s a series of frame dimensions and then there are adjustments that can be made to the saddle height, how far forward the seat is, and even the angle of the cleats. The bike should be modified to fit the pedaler in order for the entire ride to be as efficient as possible.
Just like a set of wheels, there’s not a one-size-fits-all method for how to process bulk materials. At General Kinematics, we understand how crucial it is to choose the most beneficial processing method and to customize the equipment for each site so that the system is as energy saving as possible. (Retaining energy also saves time and cost.)
To start, we design a variety of equipment for numerous goods such as rock, minerals, and metals. Our machinery also offers different techniques such as the ability to grind, elevate and agglomerate or heat, cool, and coat.
For bulk processing, General Kinematics’categories of equipment include fluid bed processors, vibrating conveyors, and vibrating feeders. We also produce rotary and vibratory processors, packaging and shipping equipment, and screening and classification machines. Within this wide umbrella, we can customize systems to match your needs.
One recent partner, a metals and mining company, needed to convert the processing system of its liquid waste material stream (a mixture of water with base and semi-precious metals) in 2013. At the time, the equipment was inefficient, because the flow needed to be shut down in order to replenish iron into the process. Additionally, the system ate up energy between the moments it screened the material to when the tank could be refilled again—both major down scores.
As a solution, General Kinematics suggested the Vibra-Drum Grinding Mill. Nine months later, the unit was boasting an 83% recovery rate for the production. To achieve that success, we first tailored the equipment to match the needs of the company: We provided a system analysis to determine that four 4’-by-21’ machines would be needed. Then, we tailored the construction of those machines—by building them with 316 stainless steel—so that they would be resistant to abrasion and chemical reactivity with the site’s materials.
From the get-go, adjusting your bike to fit your needs can save a tremendous amount of energy (and headaches) in the long haul. Just the same, choosing the correct equipment—and having it customized—to handle the bulk material on your site can save loads of energy, time, and cost.
As a cyclist in training would say, there’s no better time than now to find the best fit.