Resolves Aggregates’ wash plant is a five-machine wet processing system comprised of CDE’s M4500 modular wash plant, the AggMax portable log washer, the Counter Flow Classification Unit (CFCU), an EvoWash fines recovery unit and an AquaCycle thickener. Photo courtesy of Keith Newell

Inside the heart of Texas at Metroplex Sand & Gravel

November 16, 2018By

Inside Metroplex Sand & Gravel, an up-and-coming operation with big goals in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

The Volvo Uptime Center in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, takes about 1,000 phone calls per month, aiming to reduce downtime for customers. Photo courtesy of Volvo CE

Volvo CE showcases the next generation of fleet management

November 14, 2018By

A day at Volvo CE illustrates how telematics has evolved in the last decade to help aggregate producers.

Dozens of exhibitors displayed their latest drone technologies at this year’s Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas. Photo: Zach Mentz

What you missed at Commercial UAV Expo

November 12, 2018By

Takeaways for aggregate producers from the annual commercial drone trade show.

An electric motor with a V-belt drive into a shaft-mounted reducer typically turns the screw shaft of a fine material screw washer. V-belts should be periodically inspected for wear. Photo courtesy of McLanahan Corp.

Maintaining your classifying tank, fine material screw washer

November 9, 2018By

Tips and tricks to keep your classifying tank and fine material screw washer up and running.

Photo courtesy of the National Institute for Occupational Safety Health

Why MSHA suspicion isn’t enough in court

November 5, 2018By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore why the Mine Act does not permit a citation based on mere speculation that a violation – that has not yet occurred – could happen in the future.

A conveyor can create a host of regulatory issues depending on its location on a mine site. Photo courtesy Mine Safety Assistance LLC

Conveyor safety: Going beyond guarding

October 31, 2018By

Guarding the conveyor’s head, tail and V-belt drives is just the start of compliance.

Photo courtesy of Lippmann-Milwaukee

P&Q Profile: McCloskey International’s John O’Neill

October 30, 2018By

A conversation with the vice president of sales at McCloskey International on his company’s acquisition of Lippmann-Milwaukee – and much more.

he Roll Gen (top right), air cannon (center) and solenoid control box. Photo courtesy of Martin Engineering

Advantages of automation

October 29, 2018By

An Illinois Cement limestone quarry overcomes conveyor issues using autonomous technology.