ReportLinker predicts that the size of the outsourcing market will reach $114 billion by 2025, suggesting an increase of 5-6% every year. At the same time, in Russia, this trend is much more subtle; we are still accustomed to following the rule “if you want something done right, do it yourself”. In Russia, companies tend to outsource only accounting and legal tasks, so we can’t even imagine outsourcing the entire production process to a third party company. We talked to Sergey Kolesnikov, the production director at Element, about this very point. We chose Element as an example because of its effective and actively developing business, which is no stranger to the outsourcing model.
It’s no secret that no-name components for equipment are way cheaper than branded spare parts. However, mining enterprises frequently disregard the prospect of buying alternative bearings produced by little-known manufacturers. This is purely because the lower prices don’t come close to compensating for the poor quality. But then again, even while seeking out branded components, there’s a risk of bumping into a counterfeit. In this article, we’ll explain the dangers of using knock-off industrial parts and how you can avoid them.
Individual engineering to order: who, how, why?
Identical ore deposits simply don’t exist. In terms of the technology required and the types of rock extracted, every instance is different. The prerequisites for rare, unique and expensive mining equipment often lead to dependence on a single supplier that doesn’t always meet quality standards, offer mutually-favourable terms and provide ideal equipment uptime hours. For the purpose of this article, we’ve asked an expert on crushing and screening equipment to tell us how to solve the aforementioned problems using individual engineering on cue.
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The speed at which changeable parts wear out on crushing and screening equipment when processing rock essentially affects the overall production cost. That’s why, stone crushing plants strive to acquire consumables that will be changed as infrequently as possible. For such clients, Element offers high-quality parts, compatible with the machines of any brand.
One of the crushed stone manufacturers in Karelia recorded a tenfold increase in the service life of Element’s HYBRID-CR bimetal, when compared to previously used wear-resistant steel liners. On December 1, 2020, the aforementioned manufacturer installed five wear-resistant 10mm-thick plates made of Element’s HYBRID-CR bimetal on the GIS 63 screen bulk transfer unit.
On March 18, the next series of tests for Element’s THOR armor on the Uralmash crusher within one of the crushing and processing plants of EVRAZ ZSMK were completed. A harder and more wear-resistant material lasts at least twice as long. Using the examples of fine and medium crushers (KSD2200 and KMDT2200), we’re able to consider the economic benefits of switching to a reliable lining material composition.
Element, a manufacturer of wear and spare for mining equipment, has 500 tons of products available for order right now. Stockpiled parts can be delivered to customers within just two weeks. Due to an analysis of installed equipment at mining plants, Element regularly fills up its warehouses with the most in-demand products aiming to reduce delivery times by as much as possible. At the moment, the company has available stockpiles amounting to over 300 mln RUB. Element can deliver any of its in-stock items to customers within just two weeks.
Element, a manufacturer of wear and spare parts for mining equipment, will bring samples for alle types of wear-resistant materials to MiningWorld Russia 2021. It should be noted that Element in cooperation with Nordfelt, its official dealer in Russia, will present six kinds of product category at MiningWorld Russia 2021.
Properly selected conveyor belts with corrugated sidewalls and cleats reduce conveyor failures. Without taking into account the specifics of production and the design of the conveyor, replacing the type of belt can be inefficient. In this article, we tell you what exactly you should focus on.
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