Modern Quarrying Q1 2023

which can achieve 350 metric tonnes per hour,” explains Marais. It was important to consider a cone crusher that could handle the top size from the jaw crusher and provide enough fines in the crushing process to produce filling material. “Another consideration was that the cone crusher had to be simple to maintain and have few moving parts to reduce standing time due to periodical maintenance,” explains Marais. This GP330 offers installed power up to 315 kW, with a cavity feed opening of 238 mm which is able to accommodate feed sizes produced by the primary crusher. “With variable eccentric stroke the unit can be optimised to suit several types of processes. The cone crusher chamber can be configured to operate from a secondary position in the plant all the way to a final stage quaternary crusher,” explains Marais. All operation data of the cone crusher is logged continuously and can be accessed by the standard on board Metrics monitoring system. This system has no monthly or yearly subscription and offers valuable data from the crusher from any device with internet access Ben Armitage indicates that Gomes Sand has adapted well to circumstances in the market that determines the type of machines installed in a plant. “Certain machines have certain outcomes and Gomes Sand selects its equipment based on reliability and the outcome that is required for the end product.” Pilot Crushtec has been supplying and servicing the industry since 1990 offering unrivalled customer support, service and knowledge to keep customers operating competitively with a 100% commitment on stock holding from critical spares, wears and consumables. “We understand the frustration when spares are not available as well as the cost of standing time and lost revenue. Business works both ways and to be truly successful a partnership


The Metso GP330 cone crusher lube unit.

Ben Armitage, Sales Engineer Pilot Crushtec, Gabriel Gomes, Director Gomes Sand and Charl Marais, Sales Manager Pilot Crushtec.

“As the pit got bigger we added a second plant from Pilot Crushtec. The plant has been revamped as the demand changed,” says Gomes and adds that some 80% of the plant on site is from Pilot Crushtec. It most recently supplied the Metso GP330 Cone crusher to Gomes Sand. “A machine was required to operate receiving feed from the primary jaw crusher on site and crush the material down to 40 mm in a closed circuit The newly installed Metso GP330 cone crusher installed and crushing aggregates in process.

needs to be formed between supplier and customer,” says Marais. l


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