Aggregates Manager

February 2014

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EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT Minor maintenance issues such as loose bolts can affect the longevity of equipment when not resolved immediately. are worn out costs less and improves the crusher's performance, ultimately saving money, increasing uptime, and providing crusher longevity, Lippert says. Although the fundamentals of jaw crusher maintenance apply to all jaw crushers, it is important to consider each scenario according to each specific producer when it comes to preventive care, he adds. "Every producer needs to consider what he can do to improve his situation by adding to or developing a program that will work for his specific needs," Lippert says. "Every customer is unique in that there are no two identical applications, both in material and in people themselves. But there are similarities that can be the foundation for building a good maintenance A proper maintenance program can help producers avoid costly breakdowns by repairing problems in their infancy, such as material buildup. This photo, which was taken after buildup was removed, shows the effects of material buildup. program, so it is important to remain flexible. Keeping an open mind to suggestions may save you money and make you more profitable. It also serves as a morale booster to the employees asked to operate and maintain the equipment, and maintaining good employees will help in assuring that proper maintenance is being performed. "In short, investment in maintenance is both a financial and a personal commitment to man and machine, which translates to a positive work environment and a profitable bottom line." AM Michelle Cwach manages the communications and media relations for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens. She can be reached at 605-6682606 or QUICK AND SAFE STOCKPILE VOLUMES 3 Chances to win a laser stockpile system + Visit LTI's Con/Agg booth #30139, Central Hall C1-C2 + Join our live webcast ( + Take a survey ( TruPulse® 360° R MapSmart® + Volume 1.877.696.2584 AGGREGATES MANAGER February 2014 41

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