Presentation 1: Using modern design technology to remove common workplace hazards
Crushing is a dangerous business. Every year there are serious accidents on the job site and some are fatal. Nearly all could have been avoided with better safe work practices. Safety is more than a list of instructions or better guards. Safety needs to be a big part the workplace culture – always on everyone’s minds so it's second nature. Safety is also a numbers game. The more risk your workers are exposed to, the greater the probability you or your staff will be hurt. The more nails you need to pound in a day, the better the chances you will hit your thumb!
This presentation will focus on how modern manufacturing and design technology can remove many of the common hazards associated with the crushing and screening processes, and in doing so, improve production, reduce downtime and lower operating costs.
Presenter: Barry Proctor, ELRUS Aggregate Systems
Presentation 2: The sand-less hourglass
A rise in construction and a growing global infrastructure are quickly depleting our earth of its natural sand. Riverbeds and forests are begin destroyed by mining, displacing delicate wildlife and wreaking havoc on surrounding vegetation. The earth needs a new source of sand.
While it’s familiar practice within the mining and quarrying industries to crush aggregate down into sand, the machines available to do this lack efficiency. To further complicate things, there is the fact that producing sand through means of crushing does not produce as desirable a product as its naturally derived counterpart. Fractured face count and geometric shape differ between crushed sand and natural sand, enough to make the later still the preferred choice in building materials.
We refuse to believe that, with today’s technological advancements, our industry innovators are unable to produce an efficient crushing process for sand comparable to that found naturally. The time is now for innovators in the mining and quarrying industries to challenge their ideologies, joining technology and ingenuity to address a pressing need to protect our earth. So far, no such equipment exists. Or does it?
A case study of this new technology in action will be provided.
Presenter: Tomaso Veneroso, CEO, Amcast
Presentation 3: Mobile crushing technologies: Increasing safety and efficiencies
This presentation will focus on basic crushing principles and applications, safety innovations in mobile crushing, and setup and mobilization made safer and faster.
Presenter: Craig Rutherford, Technical Sales Manager, Wirtgen Group