Challenge General Kinematics was given a challenge. A screen for sizing limestone was sitting over 100 feet in the air atop a silo. Due to the difficult access point, it needed to be replaced with a reliable screen that did not get jammed or need maintenance often. The inquiring company sent their material to GK […]Read More
Challenge A major mine in South Central China was in the market for two new screens for iron ore processing. The vibrating screens they owned had been installed two years previously by another manufacturer. Since installation, the screens had experienced severe resonance issues and were literally shaking apart. As the amplitude would increase to process […]Read More
Challenge A Canadian gold mine was looking to partner with a vendor that could meet their standards for optimizing their process and a machine capable of handling their increased production volume, with lower overall operating cost. They needed a unit that could accomplish the grueling task of sorting their extracted materials to a size of […]Read More
Challenge In a process used to make quicklime, a substance used in cleaning solutions, paper mills, and the food industry among other applications, limestone is mined from calcium carbonate deposits. Once the soon-to-be quicklime limestone has been extracted from the ground it is sorted by a preliminary screen to be a maximum size of 6”. […]Read More
In Process Solution Challenge A metals and mining company needed to automate the processing of their liquid waste material stream – a mixture of water with base and semi-precious metals. Their existing batch process was inefficient as it required shutting off flow into the chamber to recharge iron into their process. Additionally, the time required […]Read More
On the Hunt for a Screening Material Solution Challenge A customer had an existing system that used a grizzly section running perpendicular to the material flow stream. The grizzly section of this stationary unit constantly clogged up and needed to be cleaned manually by the facilities operations team. If it was not kept clean all […]Read More
Challenge Potash is a necessary fertilizer to the world, and is used to grow corn, wheat, soybeans, potatoes and many other crops. Today, Potash is mostly found in deep shaft mines as much as 4,400 feet (1,400 m) underground. Herein lies one of the main challenges in mining these salts: tight underground quarters leave little […]Read More
Customer wanted to replace an existing vibrating screen due to frequent mechanical failure issues. Existing screen technology utilized the traditional brute force drive with large shafts, bearings, and motors. In the application, brute force screen technology typically had a useable life of around 1 year before mechanical failure occurred. The new screen needed to fit into the same area of the plant and run without issues.
Traditional grinding mills reclaim only a fraction of precious metals from ore, leaving valuable material in the tailings. These minerals are more difficult to liberate, as it requires the ore to be ground to a very fine mesh.