FIRST LOOK – October 2022

TOP NEWSYork Building Products Acquires Union QuarriesYork Building Products acquired Union Quarries, a Carlisle, Pa.-based manufacturer of crushed stone, asphalt and ready-mix concrete products. Chris Wright, president of Union Quarries, noted, “We believe our customers and employees will be very pleased with the future course of the company, and look forward to this new chapter in our history.” PACA Holds…

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Dusted Engines Equal Unwanted Headaches

By Chaz Vollmer Out of all the industries using heavy-duty crushing and earthmoving equipment, the aggregates industry faces the many challenges that come with working with limestone, granite, traprock and sandstone. Moving thousands of tons of crushed stone per day ultimately creates clouds of dust particulates that impact crushers, screens, excavators and dozers.  These machines require healthy engines to run…

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Yokohama Releases Galaxy LDSR 510 Tire for Mining

Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America Inc. released its Galaxy LDSR 510, a new, all-steel dozer and loader radial for surface mining in sizes 17.5R25, 20.5R25 and 23.5R25.  The non-directional tread pattern provides “outstanding traction” in both forward and reverse, “enhancing efficiency” in digging, loading and carrying operations, said Dhananjay Bisht, product manager – earthmoving, construction and industrial tires for Yokohama Off-Highway.…

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BKT MULTIMAX MP 538 Tires for Snow and Ice

BKT enriched its product lineup with MULTIMAX MP 538, a new agro-industrial tire designed for different types of machinery and applications: motor graders and loaders operating on ice and snow as well as telehandlers, universal vehicles, and sweepers for road maintenance. The specially designed tread pattern ensures excellent traction. Moreover, thanks to the strong steel-belted casing, the product allows to…

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Rail Systems Use Technology and Big Data to Improve Safety, Efficiency

As shippers, carriers and logistics firms around the globe put more technology in place to both address their current challenges and prepare for what’s coming around the next corner, some core infrastructure providers are taking similar steps. Any company shipping break bulk and using rail, for example, will be happy to know that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad…

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Prestolite Electric Offers M-Series Alternators for Mines

Prestolite Electric has introduced a new extreme-use product lineup – the IdlePro Extreme M-Series alternators – that delivers industry-leading performance and extended protection against dust and particle infiltration for use in mining worksites around the world. The new product assortment includes a variety of voltage, amps, and mounting configurations for extended flexibility and coverage in the field. Assembled in the…

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Smart Farm Quarry and Mine Solutions Feature Safety

Smart Farm offers quarry automation systems to save time and money, reduce accidents and achieve compliance through better real-time reporting. Its remote monitoring and water control system can greatly help quarries deal effectively with growing pressures and requirements. Quarries in level areas with shallow groundwater or which are located close to surface water often have engineering problems or accidents related…

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Bulk Bag Dischargers From BPS are Efficient and Dust-Free

Bulk bag dischargers from Best Process Solutions Inc. (BPS) provide dust-free product discharge from bulk bags. These bulk bag dischargers are expandable and flexible to meet discharging and bulk bag requirements.  They are available in three reliable models: BPS’s Model MTD-2.5K for unloading large bulk bags up to 2,500 lb. capacity; Model MTD-4K for very large bulk bags up to…

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Puritan Magnetics Offers Suspended Belt Magnets

Puritan Magnetics’ Suspended Belt Magnets are designed for suspension above a belt conveyor and are engineered to remove ferrous contaminants from high-volume deep burdens.  As product passes under the magnet, metal contaminants are drawn out of the material to the face of the magnet. This style of magnet should be installed at the discharge of the head pulley if possible. …

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Conveyor Components Co. Belt Rip Detector Saves Downtime

The Model DB belt rip detector, manufactured by Conveyor Components Co., is a mine-duty and quarry-duty belt rip detector, which operates on a simple cable pull concept.  When a belt flap or tear, or a foreign obstruction such as a wrench or screwdriver or piece of rebar has pierced a conveyor belt, the cable releases the activation ball from its…

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