Aggregates Manager

May 2014

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AGGREGATES MANAGER May 2014 6 Y ou get out what you put in. While this old saying is true with most proj- ects, jobs, or life chal- lenges, it couldn't be further from the truth in the screening business. In a screening operation, produc- ers need to separate the dirt from the stone and size it into a sellable product. Ultimately, you need to separate the good from the bad to find your profit. Portable screening plants are a major part of the business for ag- gregate producers, road builders, and contractors in rock mining, quarry, demolition, and recycling operations. These screeners sepa- rate all kinds of valuable materials from waste, so they can be recycled and repurposed for use in a range of applications. Any producer can tell you how important quality screeners are to a business, but what's right for one producer may not fit the bill for the next. And, while it seems the only thing separating one mobile screener from another is the color and a logo, there are a multitude of factors to sift through, from overall type and size to small, highly customized design modifica- tions. With new technologies and development of advanced screen media, producers need to do their research and take advantage of the ever-growing options and choices. Selecting the right screener takes time, research, and a clear idea of the goals of the operation. Size it up The first step to selecting a screener is to consider whether the company's production has been maxed out or will continue to grow, because there's nothing more important than sizing the equipment to match the operation. Understanding the application, Tips and tricks to select the right mobile screener. by Sean Donaghy Screeners 101: Sifting through the Facts

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