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Due to the products and technical assistance provided by crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec International, a KwaZulu-Natal mining operation now has the ability to produce coking coal to precise standards.
The specific need was to produce feed material, 10mm – 12mm calcite chip, from the operation’s kiln via its existing plant, and process it into 0-3mm and +3mm products for which the operation has found a ready market.
The need for suitable equipment had become urgent and one of the mine’s contractors, an existing customer of Pilot Crushtec International, recommended that it contact the Gauteng- based company for advice.
“We immediately reacted to the enquiry and following consultation with the colliery’s production manager, were able to recommend a train of equipment to meet its requirements. Key issues revolved around the need for a modular semi-mobile plant which could be fed by a front-end loader, flexibility and, in this particular instance, the ability to comply with a rapid delivery,” says national sales manager Nicolan Govender.
A key component is the plant’s Pilot Modular BR0605 horizontal impact crusher, which is ideal for this type of operation being easy to operate while its simplicity of design ensures minimal maintenance issues.
The product lends itself to this type of application as it is able to process volumes of up to 35 tonnes per hour (TPH). The BR0605 provides opportunities for large scale operations to diversify their product offerings at a minimal level of capital expenditure while providing the opportunity for small business and start up operations to gain a foothold in the increasingly important crushing and screening industry.
“The Pilot Crushtec International modular plant has integrated perfectly into our customer’s operation and has shown the capability to deliver product at a rate of between 10 and 15 TPH, which is comfortably in advance of the mine’s current needs,” says Govender.
The electrically powered Pilot Modular BR0605 horizontal impact crusher is designed to excel in a number of applications, including the recycling of a wide variety of materials, crushing stone and masonry in a diverse range of mining applications.
At a glance, product specifications include:
- Crusher feed size to accommodate up to 350mm soft rock and 150mm hard rock
- A feed opening of 524mm x 350mm
- Heavy duty skid frame
- An all up weight of 2,900kg
The customer’s fleet of Pilot Crushtec International modular equipment comprises: a Pilot Modular GFH560 grizzly feed hopper, a Pilot Modular BR0605 horizontal impact crusher, a Pilot Modular DD3615 heavy duty screen and four Pilot Modular MC600 conveyors.
Note to the editor:
Pilot Crushtec International, South Africa’s leading supplier of mobile and semi-mobile crushing, screening, washing and materials handling equipment, has for more than two decades set industry benchmarks for product, technical and service excellence. Pilot Crushtec International continues to build and consolidate its business through the development of relationships with its customers in Asia, Australasia, Europe, India, the Middle East and southern Africa.