Agenda - Vancouver

9:30am to 10:30am
Registration and networking breakfast
Pick up your name badge and agenda at the registration desk, then enjoy breakfast generously sponsored by Welco Expediting Ltd. 
Welcome from the BC Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
Presenter: Tyson Craiggs, president, BCSSGA
10:30am to 11:00am
Simple, effective aggregate automation
Producers across the country are after user-friendly automation technologies as a way to increase uptime and reduce the load on operators. Etheridge Automation vice-president Jon Etheridge has overseen more than 50 successful automation projects in Canada and the U.S. Listen to Jon as he walks you through examples of Canadian quarries already benefiting from automation technologies, and describes the various automated options from simple crusher automation to full plant options.

Presenter:
Jon Etheridge, vice-president, Etheridge Automation
11:00am to 11:30am
Measuring for success: What it is, why it’s important, what to measure and why and how to get started.
Aggregate production is a low margin business and those in the business have little power to influence the price of their products. These facts drive the need for constant cost reduction and the most effective way to reduce costs over time is through a smart system of measurements that give you the information you need to make wise decisions for plant options.

Presenter:
 Greg Helfrich, ELRUS Aggregate Systems.
11:30am to 12:00pm
Processing fines within the crushing circuit
This presentation will focus on a new technology designed to fill a hole in the crushing process. Superior’s new Alliance Low Water Washer accepts a dry feed within the crushing circuit and produces a more valuable version of manufactured sand. Why more? Because aggregate producers no longer have to re-handle and haul those crusher fines to a separate wash site.

Presenter:
 John Bennington, product manager, washing/classifying, Superior Industries.
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Hybrid crushing technologies
Frontline Machinery will be providing a comprehensive overview on technology advancements in hybrid mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment. The presentation will include real-life customer case studies of hybrid solutions used in quarry and concrete/asphalt recycling applications.

Presenters:
 Daryl Todd and Royden Todd, Frontline Machinery
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Networking luncheon – Q&A: Electrified quarry test site results
Uwe Müller, chief project manager for the Electric Site at Volvo CE has graciously agreed to answer the questions submitted in advance by Rock to Road’s readers related to the $30-million electrified quarry test site and its recent results, which surpassed expectations. The project – created by Volvo CE and Skanska Sweden in partnership with the Swedish Energy Agency and two Swedish universities – was designed to electrify certain transport stages in quarry operations from excavation to primary crushing and transport to secondary crushing though the use of autonomous and electric vehicle prototypes. Rock to Road editor Andrew Snook, who has reported on the electric test site from its conception to the field test stage, will share Uwe Müller’s answers with Quarry Tech attendees and offer a look at the unique project.

Presenter: Andrew Snook, Rock to Road.                                                                                        Networking lunch generously sponsored by Frontline Machinery.
1:30pm to 2:30pm
All about washing
Wash screen optimization: Making water work for you
This presentation will tackle a number of wash screen related topics, including: Why water is important, how much water is required, why water pressure is important, water set-up in the head box, spray bars, and things to look for, such as visual indicators and gradations.

Presenter: Jef McGee, new business manager, Polydeck Screen Corp.

The key benefits of modular washing solutions and water management systems
This presentation will discuss the key benefits and costs savings of modular washing solutions and water management systems. Sample case studies will be provided.

Presenter: Fergal McPhillips, Terex Washing Systems
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Crushing poor workplace culture: Making safety the No. 1 priority
Presenter: TBA, Dawson Construction.
3:00pm to 3:20pm
A new occupational health and safety toolbox for the aggregate industry
This presentation will focus on the Alberta Sand & Gravel Association’s Occupational Health and Safety Toolkit project. It is the only comprehensive occupation health and safety manual designed specifically for Alberta aggregate operations.

Presenter:
John Ashton, executive director, ASGA.
3:20pm to 3:30pm
Q&A: Electrified quarry test site results
Uwe Müller, chief project manager for the Electric Site at Volvo CE has graciously agreed to answer the questions submitted in advance by Rock to Road’s readers related to the $30-million electrified quarry test site and its recent results, which surpassed expectations. The project – created by Volvo CE and Skanska Sweden in partnership with the Swedish Energy Agency and two Swedish universities – was designed to electrify certain transport stages in quarry operations from excavation to primary crushing and transport to secondary crushing though the use of autonomous and electric vehicle prototypes. Rock to Road editor Andrew Snook, who has reported on the electric test site from its conception to the field test stage, will share Uwe Müller’s answers with Quarry Tech attendees and offer a look at the unique project.
3:30pm to 4:00pm
Networking break
 
4:00pm to 4:30pm
An update on Canadian drone regulations, compliance management and training
Transport Canada recently released regulations regarding RPAS operated in visual line of sight. They will establish the foundation for Canadians to be able to fully leverage these aerial tools. Through online registration and knowledge testing, we will have safer skies and a clear path to compliance. At Rock to Road’s upcoming Quarry Tech forum taking place in Vancouver on March 6, local drone expert Kate Klassen of Coastal Drone Co. will discuss the opportunities and challenges that still face this industry and your best approach to implementing successful drone operations of your own.

Presenter:
Kate Klassen, director of operations, Coastal Drone Co.
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Modernizing aggregate dispatch: Solutions built for subcontracted haulers
This presentation will establish what dynamic (mobile/web) dispatch of subcontractors is and why people are seeking out a solution like this. He will provide context of what was possible two to five years ago, and what is possible now. It will provide a holistic view of technology use in the aggregate industry. Noah will talk about multiple companies launching mobile-based applications and web platforms to support aggregate supply chains and workflows – focusing on what is motivating this across the aggregate and trucking industries. This session will include a case study on TREAD’s work with Lafarge GTA Aggregates related to subcontractor hauler safety.

Presenter: 
Noah Dolgoy, CEO and founder of TREAD Technologies.
5:00pm to 5:30pm
Benefits of track mobile crushing and screening
This presentation will focus on the advantages of track mobile crushing and screening.

Presenter:
 Craig Rutherford, Canadian technical sales manager, Kleemann crushing and screening products, Wirtgen Group.
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Networking reception

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