Within the Crushing and Screening team, we continue to develop our capabilities and push to introduce new and innovative ways to address our customers’ needs.
In 2022 we achieved a number of firsts for both the industry and MIMICO. Highlights for us were:
An installation of a Metso C120 jaw crusher for Stevenson Aggregates. Installation of this machine on site has dramatically transformed the primary crushing station and has led to considerable increased in daily product outputs and new production records being set.
We are also eagerly waiting to see the first installation of a Metso HRC8 high pressure roll crusher in the New Zealand market. The HRC8 has been globally proven to crush fine feed fractions into manufactured sand and will soon be operational in New Zealand, producing high quality manufactured sand.
Typically, most quarries have some imbalance in products and end up with some form of excess stock. The HRC8 is ideally suited to crushing these fractions and turning them into manufactured sand. The crushing performance of the HRC8 is not affected by gradation or moisture, making it ideal to deal to those excess stockpiles or plant production imbalance.
Our first installation of a Tefsa filter press.
MIMICO has had a long history with the Lamella incline plate settler clarifying process wash water. In 2022 we took this to the next level with the first installation of a Tefsa filter press. Tefsa is a Spanish company, specialising in the design and manufacture of filtration equipment.
With the combination of Lamella incline plate settler and Filter Press, we are able to treat process wash water and recover up to 95% of the water, leaving behind an easily handleable cake. We are looking forward to our next installation being installed and commissioned later this year.
This Superior Industries 36” x 130’ TeleStacker transfers up to 800 tph.
Efficiency of material extraction and transportation is becoming more and more important as energy prices increase and carbon reduction incentives increase. Conveying of materials versus hauling can contribute to a major reduction in energy and carbon emissions.
Earlier this year we were pleased to complete the installation of 600m of Superior Industries Zipline overland conveyor, and a Superior Industries 36” x 130’ TeleStacker. It will transfer up to 800 tph of pit run from the pit face to the crushing and screening plant for Road Metals in Rolleston. The installation of this system has allowed the customer to eliminate two 40 ton haul trucks and stockpile material in a desegregated stock pile efficiently at high tonnages.
At MIMICO we are blessed to have an experienced team of industry professionals that strive to find new and innovative ways to address our customers’ challenges. We look forward to many new and exciting things to come.
Garth Taylor, Crushing and Screening Business Manager