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The benefits of stockpilers pile up


New industry thinking has highlighted the value of locally manufactured stockpilers as a convenient and flexible addition to the quarry site.

Stockpilers can perform a range of jobs, from moving materials away from machinery or piling up to 40,000 tonnes of material without having to move the conveyor.

This is especially true in the quarrying and extractive industry where operations need to be able to move materials to specific areas or be able to move up to 450 tonnes an hour.

The stockpilers can offer a clean separation of materials on site as well as the flexibility to suit tailored plant operations, which is why Precisionscreen’s Jonny McMurtry said customers had shown an increasing interest in the product.

“We’re getting more and more competitive with manufacturing our conveyors and finding new ways to manufacture them so our biggest strength is that we can tailor to customers’ needs,” he said.

“We can add options, we can take parts away if needed, we can offer a more tailored solution based on what the customer needs and the materials that they are looking to produce.”

When it comes to imported stockpilers, the convenience can come with headaches.

Imported loaders can lead to expensive ongoing costs, some of which can be initially unforeseen by businesses.

There can be shipping costs and extended wait times if supply chain issues occur on top of ongoing costs like diesel, maintenance, and repairs. Additionally, loaders need a person to operate so the cost of labour and other associated costs need to be factored.

All these factors can increase project budgets, and timelines and in some cases lead to downtime.

Precisionscreen’s stockpilers, which are built and designed in Brisbane, can reduce several of the associated costs of imported machinery by being by Australians for Australian conditions.

Compared with imported loaders and products, the Queensland company’s designs are made to endure the harsh Australian conditions.

This includes fitting out stockpilers with triple-sealed bearings, heavy-duty channelled frames, and high-depth poly rollers with deeper inset bearings to handle, the harsh and dusty environment of quarry worksites.

Stockpilers can be flexible option for operations looking to optimise their efficiency on site.

McMurtry said with nearly four decades in Australia and an experienced team, Precisionscreen’s knowledge of local conditions is important .

“That is probably the beautiful part of what we offer because our stockpilers are designed and manufactured in Brisbane and in Australia, we can offer options to suit your needs,” he said.

“There are options for stockpilers and loaders from overseas, but we have plenty of customisable options available on our stockpilers.”

Many quarry sites are found in remote areas which means if a machine does not match exact specifications, waiting for replacements or alterations can take considerable time.

This is where Precisionscreen’s tailored approach, which has been used by companies from more than 15 countries from Australia to Malaysia, for mobile screening, washing, crushing, and recycling equipment shines through.

These tailored options include hydraulic drive, electric drive, or a radial drive on tracked, wheeled or static units with onboard power packs and pre-coated chutes also available.

The product is primarily designed to work in conjunction with other mobile screening and crushing equipment but can also be used and fitted to static plants.

“With stockpilers, we do everything from ten metres right up to 100 feet long so depending on the volumes that are needed we can offer a wide range of lengths or widths to work with what you’re conveying,” McMurtry said.

“Stockpilers give you a more user-friendly and cost-efficient way of loading your material.

“It is a real time saver and cost saver for customers.”

For more information visit precisionscreen.com.au

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