Element has supplemented its product line with linings for mills using a rubber-metal design. According to the company's specialists, this combination of materials increases the life capacity of linings by 15% or more, when compared to metal analogues. A new product from Element, rubber-metal linings for mills, withstand intense shock loads at the primary stages of grinding (MPSI, MSI).
At the end of June, tests were concluded for Element’s THOR linings on the KSD 1750 cone crusher. The tests were carried out at a Siberian quarry dealing with a highly abrasive feed material — albitophire. Despite the difficult operating conditions, the linings withstood a volume of 158,428 tons of stone.
The manufacturer of parts for mining equipment, Element, has made sure that the customer never gets a defective product. Quality assurance is to thank — this is an IT-based quality management system that has been developed in-house. The company's specialists shared with us how digitalization has eliminated the risk of delivering products with defects.
To protect crusher parts from premature wear, the space between the bowl and the cone of the crushers should be filled with a shock-absorbing filler. Element offers a solution that is superior to its counterparts in many different ways with a lower price tag. Introducing the NovaThor compound based on an epoxy resin. Filling the cavities between the elements is a necessary step in the relining of almost all cone and gyratory crushers. The function of the compound is to be a damper between liners, the cone and the frame. It reduces impact load on wear parts and negative effects on capital parts. Mining companies use mixtures based on zinc, lead and epoxy resins for this purpose.
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.
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