Tag: Paul Smith

Diesel-electric models aren’t anything new, as Keestrack launched its R5e hybrid impact crushing unit back in 2017. Photo courtesy of Keestrack.

Comparing electric and diesel powered portable plants

May 20, 2019 By

Interest in electric plants is steadily growing, but don’t expect diesel to give way to its counterpart in the U.S. anytime soon.

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Photo by Kevin Yanik

Potential pitfalls of standardizing material processing

August 8, 2018 By

Successful material processing requires innovative techniques, but is streamlining crushing, screening and other stages taking creativity from producers away.

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Feeders are the mouths of primary crushing plants and must consume what they’re fed. Photo courtesy of KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens

Selecting feeders for optimized success

September 18, 2017 By

They may seem like minor components, but feeders can play an important role in the overall success of a plant.

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Photo courtesy of AEM

Make ConExpo-Con/Agg work for you

February 14, 2017 By

How to maximize your time between the exhibits, educational sessions, networking opportunities and other events at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.

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Photo courtesy of Paul Smith

3 factors to consider when choosing a screen

January 16, 2017 By

Columnist Paul Smith offers the three variables producers must consider when choosing a screen.

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Photo courtesy of Daniel Friedman

The portable plant of the future

February 9, 2016 By

Dust collection systems, refined guarding and noise suppression are ahead for portable plants.

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Keeping up with infrastructure requires special mindset

Keeping up with infrastructure requires special mindset

December 8, 2015 By

Passage of a long-term highway bill was long overdue. Investing in our infrastructure is like investing in our

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Safe and sound: Crusher safety

July 14, 2015 By

A rock the size of a dining room table is plugged in the jaw crusher. After assessing the

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Tracked vs. wheeled portable plants

August 18, 2014 By

Tracked? Wheeled? We take a look at which type of portable plant is the more productive. About 15

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