On site lab helps us get it right and keep it right

Failing to monitor on a daily basis, the end product of a crushing cycle can run the risk of producing crushed material that is out of specification.

Furthermore, if incorrectly sized material is mixed in with product that meets the required specifications, you may not even become aware of the problem until much later when it could cost a packet to rectify the problem.

We at Rapid Crushing and Screening Contractors don’t take chances when it comes to ensuring crushed rock falls within a client’s specified product curve.

We are always on the lookout for the possible effects of machine wear and changing rock feed on end product consistency.

Unlike some other operators, we do not have to send our samples away for analysis – a process that can take days.

Instead, where required, we have a fully equipped mobile laboratory on-suite to analyse crushed rock samples right away to give daily reports. This allows us to make immediate adjustments to crushers or screens.

Our specialist lab technicians can produce sample results that give clients the comfort of knowing that the end product is in spec.

‘Doing it right’ is our motto.

It has come from our in-depth knowledge, acquired through 38 years of operation, of how critical it is to produce crushed rock that meets the specifications for blast-hole stemming, road base, road sealing, rail ballast or concrete aggregates.

Of course, ensuring we get it right starts well before we set up a plant on site.

A great deal of expertise is often required to meet the often strict specifications set by mining and construction industries – particularly so when producing aggregate.

In order to satisfy specs relating to size and grades there are many variables to consider when setting up and running a crushing plant. These include the choice of crushing equipment to be used and the nature of the material to be crushed.

Decisions have to be made about crusher settings, fine tuning of crushers, the location of screens and the choice of the right screen-cloths for the job.

It is also necessary to analyse the material to be crushed to determine factors such as hardness and abrasiveness. Failure to properly examine the rock can result in heavy dust loads or possibly in having to send the material through the crushing circuit a second time at a major cost in terms of time and money.

Absolute confidence needed

One key thing that spells a difference: A mine operator can have absolute confidence in the job being done to spec and to schedule!

If there’s one thing a mine operator needs from a crushing and screening contractor, it is absolute confidence in the contractor’s ability to deliver the required out-put to a given schedule.

That’s one of the key differentiating factors in the Rapid Crushing story.
We have the ability to get things done according to schedule because of a key factor that very few other screening contractors have.
We have a major engineering workshop within the Rapid Crushing Group that is the foundation of our business. It is the facility that enables us to build crushing and screening plant designed specifically to suit the configuration of a mine site and to the requirements of our clients.

This is a significant difference from the large and small crushing and screening operations that import off-the-shelf equipment from overseas based manufacturers.

Building our own purpose-made equipment gives us the tools to fine tune our designs to the conditions specific to a site and to create better and better crushing solutions.

Furthermore, in the event of a breakdown (everyone has them) we have the know-how and the equipment to expedite repairs immediately. That’s a big difference from having to bring in another party to undertake the repair and possibly having to wait for a part to arrive from interstate or overseas.

That reliability of absolutely minimal lost time is one of the big differentiators between Rapid Crushing and Screening Contractors and other services.