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University of Toronto students tour Haver & Boecker facilities

By |  July 12, 2017
Haver & Boecker invited 22 University of Toronto students to tour its facilities. Photo courtesy of Haver & Boecker

Haver & Boecker invited University of Toronto students to tour its facilities. Photo courtesy of Haver & Boecker

Haver & Boecker invited University of Toronto students to tour its facilities and learn about how vibrating screens operate in the aggregate and mining industries.

Twenty-two minerals students attended the tour. The company presented on various aspects of vibrating screens and the screening process. This marks the second year Haver & Boecker hosted a tour for students at its facilities.

“We’re more than willing to spend time introducing future industry leaders to ways they can make a difference in the industry,” says Peter Kilmurray, vice president of sales at Haver & Boecker.

During the tour, students learned about the basics of screening, material sizing, vibrating screen mechanical performance, screening equipment, calculations for determining optimum performance and the mechanical design of different components. In addition, students learned how mining and aggregate operations can use tools like Haver & Boecker’s Pulse vibration analysis software to monitor the health of vibrating screens.

“I wanted to give the students a chance to learn from industry experts, not just me,” says Erin Bobicki, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. “Learning the process through which screens are made was valuable, as was the opportunity to work with the vibration analysis system. Probably most of the students would think of vibration analysis as a mechanical engineering task, but the truth is that mining and mineral processing are very interdisciplinary, and you end up touching a variety of functions within the industry.”

About the Author:

Megan Smalley is the associate editor of Pit & Quarry. Contact her at msmalley@northcoastmedia.net or 216-363-7930.

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