Sustainable Solutions

Repurpose Aggregates Uses CDE Technology For Materials Reuse. By Mark S. Kuhar Based in Maryland, Repurpose Aggregates is an enterprise focused on developing aggregate materials from the innovative reuse and repurposing of leftover or discarded construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) waste. A product of Harford Minerals, Repurpose Aggregates is an extension of the company’s mission to create a new sustainability…

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More and Bigger Are Not Always Better

How to Properly Engineer Efficiency At Your Aggregates Site. By Jason Crain In the years I have been working with conveyors and helping troubleshoot issues, spec systems and supply solutions, I run across the same comment at almost every facility: “We are trying to maximize output and efficiencies with what we have.” Today, market demand is higher than ever, so…

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Screening: Mastering the Art of Sizing and Separation

Strategies and Products To Accelerate Productivity And Efficiency. By Mark S. Kuhar Screening can be a bottleneck in aggregate production. Cases of quarries operating with high rates of return and contamination of materials in their screens are not uncommon, as are stoppages in times of higher humidity and rain. According to Metso Outotec, one solution is to analyze the feed…

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Total Construction Starts Slide 5% in June

Total construction starts fell 5% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $932.3 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts lost 14% during the month and residential was 6% lower. On the contrary, nonbuilding starts gained 13% in June due to the start of several large solar projects. Highway and bridge starts declined 6%. Year-to-date, total…

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Top 7 Ways to Prevent Equipment Downtime

Lost revenue. Costly repairs. Project delays. When a machine is down, it can result in unintended costs that impact your business and reputation. Learn to prevent downtime before it happens – and identify issues before they turn into bigger problems. When a machine is down, it can result in unintended costs – from lost revenue to costly repairs. It can…

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IntelliTrans Helps Freight Rail Service Providers Improve Rail Operations

IntelliTrans said that the recent service disruptions of Class 1 railroads has led to revenue losses and additional freight expenses for shippers. “Today, because of precision scheduled railroading (PSR) and the focus on improving Operating Ratio, railroads are struggling to handle increased volume as well as network disruptions,” said Ken Sherman, president of IntelliTrans. “Many in the rail business blame…

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Bridgestone Adds VSWAS 23.5R25 Size to OTR Snow Tire Line

Bridgestone Americas introduced the VSWAS 23.5R25 V-Steel Snow Wedge All Season tire, a size expansion to the Bridgestone Off-the-Road (OTR) line of radial snow tires. Designed for grader and loader applications, the VSWAS 23.5R25 provides excellent performance in deep snow with a tread pattern that reduces stone holdings without the need for studs or chains. The VSWAS 23.5R25 is also…

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Rockwell Automation Touts Digital Thread

The key to optimizing operations is connecting the plant to the digital content created by other business functions. You can reduce 70% effort from data science projects by automating OT/IT convergence. •   Automate IT/OT convergence – Harvest scalable insights with an information model optimized for Digital Thread. Common Information Model drastically reduces the effort required for industrial analytics by…

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