Crushing and screening specialist in the coal mining sector, Spy Group Holdings, has invested in a new McCloskey J45 jaw crusher from HPE Africa.
“Our ongoing investment in advanced machinery forms part of our team’s commitment to continually find more efficient ways to process coal,” says Martin Brown, Spy Group Holdings. “The new heavy-duty McCloskey J45 jaw crusher enhances our existing McCloskey C50 and J40 crushers, which have exceeded performance expectations.”
“One of the outstanding features in the design of McCloskey crushers is minimal electronics, which means fewer problems resulting from dust damage in tough coal processing conditions. McCloskey crushers have a user-friendly dust-and water-proof control panel that allows efficient monitoring of pressures, fluid levels and fuel consumption. The minimal, yet effective electronics system, also provides push-button control of the jaw, track and feeder functions,” adds Brown.
The new McCloskey J45 jaw crusher is in operation at the 100 000 t per month Wonderfontein coal crushing and screening project. “Our preference for equipment is in line with the current trend in the mining sector, where mines choose to operate mobile equipment owned and operated by contractors. This system reduces capital investment costs for mining companies and eases their responsibility for daily running operations. It is a win-win situation – the contractor gets paid per tonne and the mine gets the coal quantities required for sales,” says Brown.
“In selecting equipment, we believe it’s important to consider factors like performance specifications and suitability of the machine for harsh environments. It’s also critical that downtime of equipment is minimal and maintenance requirements are low. McCloskey crushers, with high performance and reduced electronics, have a significant advantage in that regard.”