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JUL-SEP 2017

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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52 | ASIA Miner | Volume 14 • Issue 3 | 2017 Supplier News VERMEER Corporation has appointed VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV) as a new channel partner in India. VECV will provide equipment services, including parts, service and sales support, for Vermeer Specialty Excavation products through its extensive net- work of more than 200 locations across India. "The mining industry has witnessed growth since 2014 and has been contributing significantly to India's GDP," said Vermeer Equip- ment India country head T Ramesh. "To augment our support to customers and channel partners in In- dia, we have recently established a subsidiary, Vermeer Equipment India Pvt Ltd (VEIPL), based out of Chennai. "We are pleased to have VECV represent the Vermeer Specialty Excavation products in India," said Vermeer Asia Pacific managing director Michael Spaur. "VECV and Vermeer share the common phi- losophy of providing high-quality products and superior customer support in order to help make a real impact on the productivity and success of our customers' businesses. "Whether customers are looking to purchase new or used track trenchers or surface mining machines for their projects, the VECV team can help them select what's best suited to get the job done," Michael Spaur added. "With VECV's proven capabilities of providing solutions for the min- ing segment in India, promoting the Vermeer Specialty Excavation products comes as a natural synergy," said VECV's VTI division ex- ecutive vice president Rama Rao. "With close to two decades of experience in India, we have devel- oped a good understanding of our customers' needs. Keeping this in mind, we will help provide solutions with the Vermeer Specialty Excavation machines which will address the growth opportunities in an effective and responsible way," said VTI-VECV's strategic busi- ness vice president Anirban Dutta. As an industrial and agricultural equipment company, Vermeer Corporation manufactures machines that make a real impact in a progressing world. Vermeer offers customers a full line of high-quality surface mining, underground construction, tree care, environmental and agricultur- al equipment. Vermeer machines carry a reputation for being built tough, built to perform and built for value. IMPLEMENTING a Weir Minerals' full process-focused solution has enabled South African sand and aggregate supplier CNC Crushers to raise throughput at its Roadstone Shaft 5 crushing plant by 45% while cutting back on maintenance and simultaneously increasing production. CNC Crushers owner Carl Crous said, "Partnering with Weir Min- erals Africa increased my production output significantly and my uptime increased overnight." Weir Minerals general manager for Trio and Enduron equipment JD Singleton said the customer was experiencing high wear on the installed conventional cyclone, as well as on the older technology pump, having to replace liners every 120 hours of operation. "Our brief was to increase solids to the cyclone underflow and increase wear life on the cyclone feed pump," he said. "The contin- uous breakdowns experienced with the older-technology crushing equipment, and excessive oil usage was also causing high down- time for the plant. CNC Crushers needed a solution that would uti- lise the existing footprint and infrastructure." As a solution, Weir Minerals installed a new technology Warman WBH 100 slurry pump and a Cavex 400CVX10 hydrocyclone. It also replaced the existing cone crushers with Trio TC51S and TC36SH cone crushers to increase up-time and reduce mainte- nance costs. "After 1900 operating hours, the slurry pump was still running without needing any replacement parts, a vast improvement on the previous mean time between liner replacements of 120 hours," he said. Carl Crous said this meant the company could take pumps off the critical maintenance list. "Pump problems are something of the past." The hydrocyclones proved more efficient than conventional hy- drocyclones, highlighting the benefits of the Cavex laminar spiral inlet geometry. "The Cavex hydrocyclone increased the mass pull to the underflow, which resulted in increased production and re- duced slimes to the tailings dam," he said. "Using new technology equipment pays." The cone crushers increased plant availability as well as produc- tion, while meeting the criteria of matching the customer's existing footprint. These crushers also incorporate multiple hydraulic cylinder clamping and adjustment, which enabled them to reduce closed- side setting adjustment time from 90 minutes to just five. In addition, their larger socket assembly was able to give full support under extreme and light load conditions, providing a longer service life. After the cone crushers were installed, a spares and service agreement was put in place to maintain maximum plant availability. Vermeer appoints Indian channel partner A Warman WBH 100 slurry pump from Weir Minerals. Weir process-focused solution lifts output

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