Epiroc Debuts the SmartROC T30 R Drill Rig

Epiroc is launching the SmartROC T30 R, a powerful, surface radio remote drill rig, built on the same flagship platform as newly released SmartROC T25 R. The construction and quarrying rig is equipped with the Epiroc Rig Control System (RCS), which enables the highest technology and automation level within the segment. Automated features together with 19-kW drilling power, an excellent…

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 A New Live Event for the Aggregates Industry

SEMCO Publishing – parent company of Rock Products, Concrete Products, Cement Products, and North American Mining magazines – is pleased to announce a collaboration with On The Rocks Digital (a Social Media Management and AI company specializing in construction materials) on a new live event: AggNexus. The event will take place Sept. 9-10, 2024, at the Thompson Conference Center at the University of Texas in…

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Teleo Named One of Fast Company’s World’s 
Most Innovative Companies

Teleo, a company building autonomous technology for heavy construction equipment, announced it has made Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024. Teleo has been ranked in the top 10 for the most innovative robotics companies. The company earned the honor based on introducing Supervised Autonomy, its proprietary blend of autonomy and long-range remote operations, for…

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Here Comes Smart Pricing

It’s Time For The Aggregates Industry To Unlock The Power Of CPQ 
And Shape A Future Of Efficiency, Profitability And Customer-Centricity. By Barry Hudson, Laura Georgi and Oksana Verbetska In the dynamic world of the aggregates industry, staying ahead of the competition is crucial. To thrive in this challenging landscape, companies must adapt to changing customer demands, streamline their operations,…

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Effective Idlers = 
Belt Protection

Protecting Conveyor Belts In Your Plant Is Essential To Overall Profitability. By Carol Wasson Most aggregate operations run effectively under a variety of abrasive conditions and equipment configurations – but none operate effectively without a reliable conveyor system. Protecting the belt is essential to overall profitability. Period. What’s the biggest factor behind belt protection? Bottom line, if the idlers last…

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Incline Conveying

Better Belts Yield Big Benefits In Incline Conveying. By Michael Schroeder Due to their very nature, aggregates operations often require conveying on an incline, typically on intricate conveyor systems with multiple belted conveyors running at once and at different heights and speeds. While many may think a conveyor belt is simply just a piece of rubber and fabric, that rubber…

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Crushing and Breaking

Mobile Productivity, New Systems, Solving Producer Challenges and More. By Mark S. Kuhar Aggregates producers are always looking at the latest product innovations and improvements. Here are some of the latest developments in the areas of crushing and breaking. KleemannThe intuitive SPECTIVE operating concept from Kleemann contributes significantly to efficient operability of the Kleemann crushing plants. The mobile application SPECTIVE…

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A Return-to-Office is Coming

As I sit to write this month’s column, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has touched 40,000. Only the weeks ahead will determine if the average pushes through and trades up into the 40s permanently, or if profit-taking results in continued trading in the 39,000s, or even lower. Remember, this stands in stark contrast to the average’s 20-year low we experienced…

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Rock Products + Young Leaders

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) recently convened its 2024 Annual Young Leaders Meeting in San Antonio. The event was attended by Rock Products’ prevailing Young Leader, Managing Editor Josephine Patterson. Along with keynotes from industry leaders, the meeting included educational breakout sessions on various topics, such as environmental permitting and drone utilization. The general session featured discussions…

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